INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
02 Dec 2012 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: 02 Dec 2012 | Removal date: 02 Jul 2013
Still in force

Safeguard

On December 5, 2012, Egypt has notified the WTO of the imposition of additional tariffs on raw and white sugar (HS 1701.11, 1701.12 and 1701.99) under the Agreement on Safeguards. The Egyptian government justifies the measure by claiming to have found evidence of a considerable increase of sugar imports, which causes or threatens to cause serious injury to the domestic producers (see WTO notification 12-6699). The additional duty will consist of 17 percent of the CIF value for raw sugar (with a minimum of LE 591/ton) and 20 percent of the CIF value for white sugar (minimum LE 713/ton). The duty will be applied for 200 days starting from December 2, 2012.
 
The import tariff was suspended on 20 August 2013. 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

235 Sugar & molasses
1701 Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.
170113 Cane sugar specified in Subheading Note 2 to this Chapter
170114 Other cane sugar
170199 Other

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