ANNOUNCEMENT 03 Nov 2008

In November 2008, the government of Morocco initiated a sunset review of the safeguard duty imposed. In December 2008, the safeguard duty was extended for a new period. In December 2010, the duty was terminated. 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

WTO, Committee on Safeguards - Notification under Article 12.1(a) of the Agreement on Safeguards on Initiation of an Investigation and the Reasons for it - Morocco - Ceramic tiles, Document No. G/SG/N/6/MAR/4, issued on 10 December 2008: https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=96050,83472,90875,79124,68195,66709,47267,60080,51565,99784&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=5&FullTextHash=&HasEnglishRecord=True&HasFrenchRecord=True&HasSpanishRecord=True
WTO, Committee on Safeguards - Notification under Article 12.1 (b) of the Agreement on Safeguards of a Finding of Serious Injury or Threat of Serious Injury Cause[...]co - Ceramic tiles - Supplement, Document No. G/SG/N/8/MAR/2/Suppl.2 G/SG/N/10/MAR/2/Suppl.2 G/SG/N/11/MAR/1/Suppl.2, issued on 3 July 2009: https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=96050,83472,90875,79124,68195,66709,47267,60080,51565,99784&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=4&FullTextHash=&HasEnglishRecord=True&HasFrenchRecord=True&HasSpanishRecord=True
WTO, Committee on Safeguards - Notification under Article 12.1(b) of the Agreement on Safeguards, of a Finding of Serious Injury or Threat of Serious Injury Cause[...]co - Ceramic Tiles - Supplement, Document No.
G/SG/N/8/MAR/2/Suppl.3 G/SG/N/10/MAR/2/Suppl.3 G/SG/N/11/MAR/1/Suppl.3, issued on 3 September 2010: https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=96050,83472,90875,79124,68195,66709,47267,60080,51565,99784&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=1&FullTextHash=&HasEnglishRecord=True&HasFrenchRecord=True&HasSpanishRecord=True

Inception date: 01 Dec 2008 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2010

Safeguard

On November 3, 2008, the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Morocco initiated a sunset review of the safeguard duty on imports of ceramic paving and wall tiles originally imposed on 26 January 2006. The goods subject to review are classified under HS code 6908.

On 17 July 2009, the Moroccan authorities notified the WTO of the extension of the definitive safeguard duty for a new period following the conclusion of the sunset review. The out of quota rate of duty is 1.5 dirhams per net kilogramme. No in-quota duty is applied. The annual quota is set at 13.1 million m2. The duty will retrospectively enter into force on 1 December 2008 for a period of three years. 

On 30 August 2010, the Moroccan authorities notified the WTO of the termination of the safeguard duty imposed in December 2008. The duty was terminated as: "Morocco does not consider that it would be meaningful to maintain the measure until the end of 2011 as initially planned since the safeguard measure in force is no longer necessary to remedy or prevent serious injury." The duty is terminated on 31 December 2010. 

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