ANNOUNCEMENT 18 Oct 2018

Under the U.S. safeguards law, the U.S. International Trade Commission must make an injury determination within 120 days of receipt of such a petition, and must complete its investigation and submit its recommendations to the president no more than 180 days after receiving that petition.

 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 1 neutral
  • 0 liberalising
Inception date: No inception date

Safeguard

On October 18, 2018 the Bicycle Corporation of America and Detroit Bikes filed a petition requesting a safeguard investigation for imports of certain assembled bicycles. The investigation has not yet been formally instituted. Under the U.S. safeguards law, the U.S. International Trade Commission must make an injury determination within 120 days of receipt of such a petition, and must complete its investigation and submit its recommendations to the president no more than 180 days after receiving that petition. If the commission finds that an article is being imported into the United States in such increased quantities as to be a substantial cause of serious injury, or the threat thereof, to a domestic industry, it will recommend action that will address the serious injury or threat and facilitate positive adjustment by the industry to import competition. The president can accept, reject, or modify these recommendations.

This was all rendered moot when the petitioners withdrew shortly after filing. According to press accounts, that withdrawal came following a confidential settlement agreement with the domestic producers.

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