ANNOUNCEMENT 03 Oct 2016

In October 2016, the members of the GCC initiated a new safeguard investigation. The investigation was terminated without the imposition of definitive duties in May 2017.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



WTO, Committee on Safeguards, Notification under Articles 12.1(A) and 12.4 of the Agreement on Safeguards, 10.10.2016 (Document G/SG/N/6/ARE/2 ; G/SG/N/6/BHR/2 ; G/SG/N/6/KWT/2 ; G/SG/N/6/OMN/2 ; G/SG/N/6/QAT/2 ; G/SG/N/6/SAU/2): https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=232068,232067,231913,231903,231809,231732,231481,231482,231409,231386&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=5&FullTextHash=

The Secretariat General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC), Bureau of Technical Secretariat for Anti Injurious Practices in International Trade, Official Gazette Volume 9: http://www.gcc-sg.org/en-us/CognitiveSources/DigitalLibrary/Lists/DigitalLibrary/Anti%20dumping/official%20gazette%20(9).pdf

WTO, Committee on Safeguards, Notification under Articles 12.1(A) and 12.4 of the Agreement on Safeguards, 01.11.2016 (Document G/SG/N/7/ARE/1/Suppl.1 ; G/SG/N/7/BHR/1/Suppl.1 ; G/SG/N/7/KWT/1/Suppl.1 ; G/SG/N/7/OMN/1/Suppl.1 ; G/SG/N/7/QAT/1/Suppl.1 ; G/SG/N/7/SAU/1/Suppl.1): https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=232472,232378,232371,232348,232068,232067,231913,231903,231809,231732&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=3&FullTextHash=


WTO, Committee on Safeguards, Notification under Articles 12.4 of the Agreement on Safeguards, 18.05.2017 (Document G/SG/N/7/ARE/1/Suppl.2 ; G/SG/N/7/BHR/1/Suppl.2 ; G/SG/N/7/KWT/1/Suppl.2 ; G/SG/N/7/OMN/1/Suppl.2 ; G/SG/N/7/QAT/1/Suppl.2 ; G/SG/N/7/SAU/1/Suppl.2): https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=236438,236354,236355,236350,236349,236083,235988,235980,235857,235852&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=2&FullTextHash=&HasEnglishRecord=True&HasFrenchRecord=False&HasSpanishRecord=True

Inception date: 01 Nov 2016 | Removal date: 02 May 2017
Still in force

Safeguard

On 3 October 2016, the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) initiated a safeguard investigation on imports of ferro-silico-manganese. The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code subheading: 7202.30.00.
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 United Arab Emirates.
The initiation of this investigation was notified to the World Trade Organization on 5 October 2016 by Saudi Arabia on behalf of the GCC members.
 
On 1 November 2016, the Secretariat General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf imposed a provisional duty on imports of the subject good. The rate of duty is 21% of CIF value. The measure is in force for a period of 200 days.

On 3 May 2017, the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) terminated the above investigation without the imposition of definitive safeguard duties. 

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