INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
04 Sep 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: 22 Apr 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Safeguard

On September 30th, 2015, the Commission on Distortions of Chile decided to initiate a safeguard investigation on imports of certain steel wire (Decision No 378-01-0915, 30.09.2015). The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7213.2000, 7213.9110, 7213.9120, 7213.9190, 7227.1000, 7227.2000 and 7227.9000.
The request was lodged on September 4th, 2015 by Compañía Siderúrgica Huachipato S.A., the major domestic producer of the subject goods whose share in the national production is around 87-91%. The investigation started on October 5th, 2015.
According to the UN Comtrade Database, in 2014 the following countries exported goods classified under HS code subheadings 7213.20, 7213.91, 7227.10, 7227.20 and 7227.90 to Chile with a trade value over the GTA threshold of USD 1 million: China and Brazil.
On 22 April 2016, the Chilean authorities imposed a definitive safeguard duty on the above products. The rate of duty is 38.9% and is in force for a period of 6 months.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

412 Products of iron or steel
7213 Bars and rods, hotrolled, in irregularly wound coils, of iron or nonalloy steel.
721391 Of circular crosssection measuring less than 14 mm in diameter
7227 Bars and rods, hotrolled, in irregularly wound coils, of other alloy steel.
722790 Other

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