ANNOUNCEMENT 23 Feb 2012

In February 2012, the government of Egypt initiated a new safeguard investigation.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



WTO Document: G/SG/N/6/EGY/6


Inception date: 23 Feb 2012 | Removal date: 23 Oct 2012
Still in force

Safeguard

 On February 23, 2012, with approval of the Minister of Foreign Trade, Egypt initiated a safeguard investigation on imports of Cotton Textile and Mixed Cotton Textile. (HS Codes 5208, 5209, 5210, 5211, 5212, 5407, 5408, 5512, 5513, 5514, 5515, 5516)
The following measure was proposed:
Provisional safeguard measure in the form of additional duty of 10% of the CIF value and not less than 3.33 per kilo /L.E net. The provisional measure is expected to last 200 days.
A series of developing countries are exempted from the measure.
On 10 September 2012, the Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade decided to terminate the safeguard investigation and cease the provisional safeguard measure.

AFFECTED SECTORS