In the notification, Madagascar indicated, among other things, as follows (provisional English translation):
“In accordance with Article 12.4 of the Agreement on Safeguards, Madagascar is ready to consult on the provisional safeguard measure with Members having a substantial interest as exporters of the covered products.
Any requests for additional information and correspondence relating to this investigation should be addressed to:
Further information is available in G/SG/N/6/MDG/11.
What is a safeguard investigation?
A safeguard investigation seeks to determine whether increased imports of a product are causing, or is threatening to cause, serious injury to a domestic industry.
During a safeguard investigation, importers, exporters and other interested parties may present evidence and views and respond to the presentations of other parties.
A WTO member may take a safeguard action (i.e. restrict imports of a product temporarily) only if the increased imports of the product are found to be causing, or threatening to cause, serious injury.