ANNOUNCEMENT 02 Dec 2012In December 2012, the government of Egypt initiated a new safeguard investigation.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
WTO Committee on safeguards - Notification 12-6699, accessible via http://docsonline.wto.org/GEN_CRNsearch.asp
Reuters UK Dec. 5, 2012, 'Egypt puts emergency import tariffs on sugar and steel rebar' http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/12/05/egypt-imports-tariffs-idUKL5E8N5B6720121205
On December 5, 2012, Egypt has notified the WTO of the imposition of additional tariffs on raw and white sugar (HS 1701.11, 1701.12 and 1701.99) under the Agreement on Safeguards. The Egyptian government justifies the measure by claiming to have found evidence of a considerable increase of sugar imports, which causes or threatens to cause serious injury to the domestic producers (see WTO notification 12-6699). The additional duty will consist of 17 percent of the CIF value for raw sugar (with a minimum of LE 591/ton) and 20 percent of the CIF value for white sugar (minimum LE 713/ton). The duty will be applied for 200 days starting from December 2, 2012.
The import tariff was suspended on 20 August 2013.