INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
10 Jul 2015 Initiation

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 10 Jul 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Safeguard

On July 10th, 2015, the Zambian authorities started a safeguard investigation on imports of flat-rolled products of iron non-alloy steel trailers and semi-trailers (WTO Document, G/SG/N/6/ZMB/1, 05.10.2015). The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7209.1600, 7209.1700, 7209.2800, 7210.1100, 7210.2000, 7210.3000, 7210.4100, 7210.6100, 7210.6900, 7210.7000, 8716.2000, 8716.3100, 8716.3900 and 8716.4000.
According to the UN Comtrade Database, in 2014 the following countries exported goods classified under HS code subheadings 7209.16, 7209.17, 7209.28, 7210.11, 7210.20, 7210.30, 7210.41, 7210.61, 7210.69, 7210.70, 8716.20, 8716.31, 8716.39 and 8716.40 to Zambia with a trade value over the GTA threshold of USD 1 million: South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and China.
 
On October 5th, 2015, the Zambian authorities notified to the WTO their decision to impose a provisional safeguard duty on imports of the above-mentioned goods. Details about the measure could not be found; nothing in mentioned in the Notification to the WTO and the official website of the Zambian Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry does not mention this investigation at all.
This measure entered into force on July 10th, 2015, and is applicable for a period of six months.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7210 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, clad, plated or coated.
721011 Of a thickness of 0.5 mm or more
721030 Electrolytically plated or coated with zinc
721041 Corrugated
721061 Plated or coated with aluminiumzinc alloys
721070 Painted, varnished or coated with plastics
492 Motor vehicle bodies; trailers & parts thereof
8716 Trailers and semitrailers; other vehicles, not mechanically propelled; parts thereof.
871631 Tanker trailers and tanker semitrailers
871639 Other
871640 Other trailers and semitrailers

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