INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
23 Dec 2013 Initiation

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
← back to the state act
Inception date: 18 Aug 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Safeguard

On January 17, 2014, the Indonesian Safeguards Committee started a safeguard investigation on imports of bars and rods, hot-rolled, in irregularity wound coils, of iron or non-alloy steel or of other alloy steel (WTO Document, G/SG/N/6/IDN/24, 24.01.2014).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7213.9110, 7213.9120, 7213.9190, 7213.9910, 7213.9920, 7213.9990 and 7227.9000.
The investigation was initiated following an application for safeguard measures lodged on December 23, 2013 by PT. Ispat Indo and PT. Krakatau Steel.
According to the UN Comtrade Database, in 2013 the following countries exported goods classified under HS code subheadings 7213.91, 7213.99 and 7227.90 to Indonesia with a trade value over the GTA threshold of USD 1 million: China, Japan, Malaysia, Chinese Taipei, South Korea, Thailand, the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland and Germany.
 
On August 11th, 2015, the Indonesian authorities imposed a definitive safeguard duty on imports of the above-mentioned goods. The rate of the duty is 14.5% during the first year, 10% during the second year and 5.5% during the third and last year.
This measure entered into force on August 18 th, 2015.
Even if identified as potential affected trading partners according to the GTA methodology, as developing countries Chinese Taipei, South Korea and Thailand are not subject to the measure.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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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
721399 Other
7227 Bars and rods, hotrolled, in irregularly wound coils, of other alloy steel.
722790 Other

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