INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
02 Mar 2010 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: 06 Dec 2010 | Removal date: 05 Dec 2013
Still in force

Safeguard

On March 2, 2010 the Government of the Dominican Republic initiated a safeguard investigation on imports of Certain Socks and other Hosiery.
On 20 May 2010, the Dominican Republic imposed a previsional duty on imports of the subject good falling under HS code subheadings 6115.95.00 and 6115.96.20. The rate of duty is 40% ad valorem and is in force for a period of 200 days.

Effective from 6 December 2010, the Dominican Republic's Customs has imposed a definitive safeguard duty of 40%. The measure will phased within three years. The schedule for the phase-out is as follows:

6 December 2010 - 6 December 2011: 40 percent.
7 December 2011 - 7 December 2012: 27 percent.
8 December 2012 - 8 December 2013: 14 percent.
9 December 2013 onwards: 0 percent.

Imports that are subject to higher MFN tariffs than the specified amounts will be charged the MFN tariff.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

282 Wearing apparel, except fur apparel
6115 Panty hose, tights, stockings, socks and other hosiery, including graduated compression hosiery (for example, stockings for varicose veins) and footwear without applied soles, knitted or crocheted.
611595 Of cotton

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