INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
20 Sep 2017 Initiation

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

Supranational

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Safeguard

The safeguard investigation was initiated on 20 September 2017. The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code subheading: 3824.40.00. The investigation follows the application lodged by Methanol Chemicals Company.

The GCC member states are the Kingdom of Bahrain, the State of Kuwait, the Sultanate of Oman, the State of Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

On 9 May 2018, the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) notified the WTO of its decision to continue the safeguard investigation without the imposition of provisional duties.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

354 Chemical products n.e.c.
3824 Prepared binders for foundry moulds or cores; chemical products and preparations of the chemical or allied industries (including those consisting of mixtures of natural products), not elsewhere specified or included.
382440 Prepared additives for cements, mortars or concretes

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