Viet Nam Launches safeguard investigation on semi-finished products of alloy and non-alloy steel


On 28 December 2015, Viet Nam notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 25 December 2015 a safeguard investigation on semi-finished and certain finished products of alloy and non-alloy steel.

In the notification, Viet Nam indicated as follows:

“Any request for information regarding the investigation must be submitted within 30 days after the initiation of the investigation.

Interested parties who desire to present evidence, documents and opinions pertaining to the investigation shall submit their evidence, documents and opinions so stated in writing within a period of 30 days after the initiation of the investigation to the following address:

(Trade Remedies Investigation Division)
25 Ngo Quyen Street, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Tel: (84 4) 22205002 ext.1038
Fax: (84 4) 22205003

Further information is available in G/SG/N/6/VNM/4.

What is a safeguard investigation?

A safeguard investigation seeks to determine whether increased imports of a product are causing, or is threatening to cause, serious injury to a domestic industry.

During a safeguard investigation, importers, exporters and other interested parties may present evidence and views and respond to the presentations of other parties.

A WTO member may take a safeguard action (i.e. restrict imports of a product temporarily) only if the increased imports of the product are found to be causing, or threatening to cause, serious injury.

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