ANNOUNCEMENT 16 Apr 2015In April 2015, the government of Egypt initiated a new safeguard investigation.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
WTO, Committee on Safeguards, Notification under Article 12.1 (A) of the Agreement on Safeguards, Egypt, White Sugar, 16.04.2015 (Document G/SG/N/6/EGY/12, G/SG/N/7/EGY/10, G/SG/N/11/EGY/9):
WTO, Committee on Safeguards, Notification under Article 12.1 (A) of the Agreement on Safeguards, Egypt, White Sugar, 22.04.2016 (Document /SG/N/6/EGY/12/Suppl.1 ; G/SG/N/7/EGY/10/Suppl.1 ; G/SG/N/11/EGY/9/Suppl.1): https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=228542,228498,228390,228321,228322,228358,228266,228256,228118,228070&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=3&FullTextHash=
On April 16, 2015, the Egyptian Ministry of Industry, Trade and Small & Medium Enterprises initiated a safeguard investigation on imports of white sugar.
The product subject to investigation is classified under the following HS code: 1701.9990.
According to the UN Comtrade Database, in 2014 the following countries exported goods classified under HS code subheading 1701.99 to Egypt with a trade value over the GTA threshold of USD 1 million: Germany (USD 15.17 million), France (USD 10.60 million), Belgium (USD 6.70 million), Sweden (USD 4.80 million), Czech Republic (USD 3.18 million) and Denmark (USD 2.79 million).
On 7 February 2016, the the Egyptian authorities terminated above investigation without imposing duties. The investigation was terminated as no serious injury had been determined.