ANNOUNCEMENT 18 Jul 2019

In July 2019, the Malagasy authorities initiated a safeguard investigation on imports of pasta and in August, a provisional duty was imposed. In February 2020, the Malagasy authorities issued its decision to impose a definitive safeguard duty.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

WTO, Comité des sauvegardes - Notification au titre de l'article 12.1 a) de l'Accord sur les sauvegardes, de l'ouverture d'une enquête et des raisons de cette act[...]dagascar - Pâtes alimentaires, Document No. G/SG/N/6/MDG/4, G/SG/N/7/MDG/4, G/SG/N/11/MDG/4, issued on 22 July 2019: https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/DDFDocuments/255795/r/G/SG/N6MDG4.pdf
WTO, Comité des sauvegardes - Notification, au titre de l'article 12:1 b) de l'Accord sur les sauvegardes - Notification au titre de l'article 12:1 c) de l'Accord[...]es alimentaires - Supplément, Document No. G/SG/N/8/MDG/4 ; G/SG/N/10/MDG/4 ; G/SG/N/11/MDG/4/Suppl.1, issued on 21 February 2020: https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/SS/directdoc.aspx?filename=r:/G/SG/N8MDG4.pdf

Inception date: 01 Aug 2019 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Safeguard

On 18 July 2019, the Malagasy authorities initiated a safeguard investigation on imports of pasta in the form of spaghetti, macaroni and in any other form. The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code subheadings: 1902.11.90, 1902.19.90, 1902.20.90 and 1902.30.90. Notably, a similar investigation was initiated in September 2018 and was terminated without the imposition of definitive duties in July 2019, see related state act. 

On the same day, the Malagasy authorities announced the imposition of provisional duties on imports of the subject good. The rate of duty is 30% of the CIF value. The duty enters into force on 1 August 2019 for a period of 200 days. A number of developing countries are exempt from the safeguard duty.

On 21 February 2020, the Malagasy authorities notified the WTO of its decision to impose a definitive duty on imports of pasta in the form of spaghetti, macaroni and in any other form. The rate of duty is 30% between 1 August 2019 and 31 July 2020. The rate of duty is 29% between 1 August 2020 and 31 July 2021. The rate of duty is 28% between 1 August 2021 and 31 July 2022. The rate of duty is 27% between 1 August 2022 and 31 July 2023. A number of developing countries are exempt from duty. 

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