India: Initiation of safeguard investigation on imports of compounds containing a benzothiazole ring system

Measure #2392 | Published 6 Jun 2011 ▲


On 27 December 2010 the Indian authorities initiated a safeguard investigation concerning imports of products falling under the HS code 293420 (Compounds Containing a Benzothiazole Ring System).

Any Evidence-Based Deliberation:

Question Result
Is there anything in the public record to suggest that evidence of the effectiveness of the proposed measure was considered during official deliberations?
Is there any evidence that alternatives to the proposed measure were considered?
Is there anything in the public record that suggests that empirical evidence informed the comparison across the alternatives available to government?
Was such evidence identified?
Is such evidence publicly available?
Did the official decision-maker in question provide an explanation as to why a chosen measure was favoured over alternatives?
Is there any evidence to suggest that potentially affected trading partners were consulted before the measures were taken?
Is there any evidence that safeguards have been put in place to ensure that implementation of the initiative is transparent and non-discriminatory?
Did the government state its intention to review the measure within one year of implementation?

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Date Discovered:

Implemented: No

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GTA Evaluation: Amber


This measure is reported in the WTO/OECD/UNCTAD report "REPORT ON G20 TRADE MEASURES (MID-OCTOBER 2010 TO APRIL 2011)"
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Government Response:

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