India: Termination without measures of safeguard investigation concerning imports of acrylic fibre
On April 9, 2009 the Government of India initiated a safeguard investigation on imports of acrylic fibre (WTO Initiation Notice G/SG/N/6/IND/21). On April 15, 2009 a preliminary affirmative safeguard decision was issued in this case (G/SG/N/7/IND/3 & Suppl.1).
On October 28, 2009 the Government of India announed its final decision to terminate the investigation without imposing any measures.
Any Evidence-Based Deliberation:
|Is there anything in the public record to suggest that evidence of the effectiveness of the proposed measure was considered during official deliberations?||Don't know|
|Is there any evidence that alternatives to the proposed measure were considered?||Don't Know|
|Is there anything in the public record that suggests that empirical evidence informed the comparison across the alternatives available to government?||Don't Know|
|Was such evidence identified?||Don't Know|
|Is such evidence publicly available?||Don't Know|
|Did the official decision-maker in question provide an explanation as to why a chosen measure was favoured over alternatives?||Don't Know|
|Is there any evidence to suggest that potentially affected trading partners were consulted before the measures were taken?||Don't Know|
|Is there any evidence that safeguards have been put in place to ensure that implementation of the initiative is transparent and non-discriminatory?||Don't Know|
|Did the government state its intention to review the measure within one year of implementation?||Don't Know|
Date Discovered: 24/08/2009
Date of inception:
GTA Evaluation: Amber
As reported by: Bown, Chad P. (2009) “Global Antidumping Database,” [Version 5.0, July], available at www.brandeis.edu/~cbown/global_ad/
WTO Notification No.
G/SG/N/7/IND/3 & Suppl. 1