ANNOUNCEMENT 06 Apr 2010In April 2010, the government of Mexico initiated a new safeguard investigation.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Source: Secretar?a de Econom?a, available at: http://www.iqom.com.mx/documents/0312/DOF%2028%20mar%201.doc
WTO, Committee on Safeguards, Document G/SG/N/6/MEX/2 dated 19.07.2010:
WTO, Committee on Safeguards, Document G/SG/N/9/MEX/1 dated 12.04.2012:
On July 2, 2010, the Mexican authorities initiated a safeguard investigation on imports ofspiral-welded steel pipes and tubes of 30 inches in diameter and 11.5 metres in length (manufactured in accordance with the specifications of the American Petroleum Institute (API) Standard API 5L and certified to comply with this standard).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code: 7305.1901.
This follows the application lodged on April 6, 2010 by Tubesa, S.A. de C.V. and Fabricaciones Industriales Tumex, S.A. de C.V.
When notifying this investigation on July 16, 2010 to the Committee on Safeguards of the WTO, the Mexican authorities indicated that at this stage of the investigation, theimports under review were from India, China, Japan, Russia, Iraq and North Korea.
However, according to the UN Comtrade database, in 2009 only China exported goods classified under HS code 7305.19 to Mexico with a trade value over the GTA threshold of USD 1 million. Hence, we consider only China as affected trading partner.
On March 28, 2012, the Mexican authorities terminated this investigation without imposing any duty. Reason for termination is that no record demonstrated, on the basis ofobjective evidence, that increased imports constituted a cause of serious injury to the domestic industry that produces like or directly competitive products.