ANNOUNCEMENT 18 Nov 2009In November 2009, the government of Kazakhstan initiated a new safeguard investigation.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Fifth report on potentially trade restrictive measures
SEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION
TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
OVERVIEW OF THIRD COUNTRY TRADE DEFENCE ACTIONS
AGAINST THE EUROPEAN UNION
(STATISTICS UP TO 31 DECEMBER 2009 BUT COMMENTARY ON CASES AND TEXT IS UPDATED TO MARCH 2010)
p. 16, "8. KAZAKHSTAN
In 2009, Kazakhstan had 5 on-going safeguard investigations, out of which three were of interest for the EU industry. Given the fact that Kazakhstan exclusively uses the safeguard instrument and provides very scarce or no information on the cases, the Commission monitored all 5 proceedings, and was particularly active in two: glass and confectionary. A Commission intervention was also requested by the EU industry in the asphalt case in view of the importance of the market for the future. Kazakhstan has concluded the investigations concerning confectionary and asphalt in the second semester of 2009, but has neither disclosed findings despite several formal requests by the Commission, nor has it adopted the final decisions. "
According to the fifth report of the European Commission on potentially trade restrictive measures, on 18 November 2009, Kazakhstan initiated a general safeguard investigation on imports of asphalt.
According to the provided EU Commission source COM(2010)334, "Kazakhstan has concluded the investigations concerning ... asphalt in the second semester of 2009, but has neither disclosed findings despite several formal requests by the Commission, nor has it adopted the final decisions."