ANNOUNCEMENT 04 Feb 2016In February 2016, the government of Thailand initiated a new safeguard investigation.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
WTO, Committee on Safeguards - Notification under article 12.1(a) of the Agreement on Safeguards on initiation of an investigation and reasons for it - Thailand 09.02.2016 (Document G/SG/N/6/THA/5): https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=227507,227427,227248,227215,226919,226809,226736,226505,226347,226331&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=5&FullTextHash=
WTO, Committee on Safeguards - Notification under article 12.1(b) of the Agreement on Safeguards on finding a serious injury or threat thereof - Thailand 22.02.2017 (Document G/SG/N/8/THA/4/Suppl.1 ; G/SG/N/10/THA/4/Suppl.1 ; G/SG/N/11/THA/5/Suppl.1): https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=234653,234474,234248,234249,234173,234004,233946,233852,233842,233546&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=0&FullTextHash=&HasEnglishRecord=True&HasFrenchRecord=False&HasSpanishRecord=False
On 4 February 2016, the Thai authorities initiated a safeguard investigation on imports structural hot rolled H-beam with alloy. The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 7228.70.10 and 7228.70.90. This follows the application lodged by Siam Yamato Steel Company Limited.
On 28 January 2017, the Thai authorities imposed a definitive safeguard duty on the subject goods. The rate of duty between 28 January 2017 to 27 January 2018 is 31.43% of C.I.F. price. The rate of duty between 28 January 2018 to 27 January 2019 is 31.05% of C.I.F. price.