ANNOUNCEMENT 14 Jul 2015
In July 2015, the government of Tunisia initiated a new safeguard investigation. The safeguard investigation was terminated in April 2016 without the imposition of duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
WTO, Committee on Safeguards, Notification under Article 12.1 (A) of the Agreement on Safeguards, Tunisia, Ceramic Tiles, 30.07.2015 (Document G/SG/N/6/TUN/5):
WTO, Committee on Safeguards - Information to be notified to the Committee where a safeguard investigation is terminated with no safeguard measure imposed - Tunisia - Ceramic tiles, Document No. G/SG/N/9/TUN/3 of 17 May 2018: https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=245188,245212,245213,245214,244985,244920,244818,244331,244332,244335&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=3&FullTextHash=&HasEnglishRecord=True&HasFrenchRecord=True&HasSpanishRecord=True
On July 14th, 2015, the Tunisian authorities initiated a safeguard investigation on imports of ceramic tiles.
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code subheadings: 6907.10, 6907.90, 6908.10 and 6908.90.
This follows the application lodged by the companies Carthago Ceramic, Somocer, Dormail, Siceram, Sotemail, MPC Essid and GCCB.
According to the UN Comtrade Database, in 2013 (no data available for 2014 as of September 15th, 2015) the following countries exported goods classified under HS code subheadings 6907.10, 6907.90, 6908.10 and 6908.90 to Tunisia with a trade value over the GTA threshold of USD 1 million: Spain, Italy, United Arab Emirates, China and Portugal.
On 14 April 2016, the Tunisian authorities terminated the safeguard investigation on imports of the subject good without the imposition of duties.