Active Foreign Safeguard Activity*

Table is organized by country, year of initiation of investigation then product name.
(Last changes made June 26, 2017)

Country/Product Initiation Provisional Measures Final Measures Notes
Australia Safeguard Legislation
No current investigations or measures
 
Brazil Safeguard Legislation
No current investigations or measures
 
Chile Safeguard Legislation
No current investigations or measures
 
China Safeguard Legislation
Sugar September 22, 2016
(Investigation)
May 22, 2017
5/22/17-5/21/18 45%
5/22/18-5/21/19 40%
5/22/18-5/21/20 35%
   
 
Colombia Safeguard Legislation
No current investigations or measures
 
Costa Rica Safeguard Legislation
Pounded Rice February 11, 2014
(Investigation)
January 19, 2015
Proposed measures of 27.06% + existing tariff of 35%
February 18, 2015
(Existing tariff of 35% + SG measure)
2/19/15 - 2/18/16: 24.88%
2/19/16 - 2/18/17: 18.66%
2/19/17 - 2/18/18: 12.44%
2/19/18 - 2/18/19: 6.22%
Safeguard measures imposed on the existing tariff of 35%.
For example, year 1 total equals 34.88% + SG measure of 24.88% = 59.88%
 
Dominican Republic Safeguard Legislation
No current investigations or measures
 
Ecuador Safeguard Legislation
Wooden and Bamboo Flooring August 28, 2014
(Investigation)
November 4, 2014
USD$1.50/kg
May 23, 2015
(effective from 11/4/2014)
Year 1: $1.50/kg
Year 2: $1.12/kg
Year 3: $0.75/kg
 
 
Egypt Safeguard Legislation
Steel Rebar October 14, 2014
(Investigation)
October 14, 2014
7.3% of CIF, w/ min. 290EGP/metric ton
May 2, 2015
05/02/2015 - 10/13/15: 8% from CIF duty w/ min. 408 EGP
10/14/15 - 10/13/16: 6.5% from CIF duty w/ min. 325 EGP
10/14/16 - 10/13/17: 3.5% from CIF duty w/ min. 175 EGP
 
 
Gulf Cooperation Council Safeguard Legislation
Ferro Silico Manganese
Terminated
October 3, 2016
(Investigation)
November 1, 2016
(Critical circumstances)for 200 days
21% of CIF value
May 3, 2017
Terminated without imposition of duties
 
Flat-rolled steel products June 9, 2016
(Investigation)
January 9, 2017
Affirmative preliminary injury but no provisional measures imposed
   
 
India Safeguard Legislation
Hot-Rolled Steel in Coils
September 7, 2015
(Investigation)
September 9, 2015
(Critical Circumstances)
20% ad valorem for 200 days
March 15, 2016
DGSG Final
March 29, 2016
Customs Imposition
Final measure (ad valorem)
09/14/15-09/13/16: 20%
09/14/16-03/13/17: 18%
03/14/17-09/13/17: 15%
09/14/17-03/13/18: 10%
All duties are ad valorem minus any AD duty, if applicable, for all SG duties are only for those products which do not meet the minimum import price published by the DG Foreign Trade on 02/15/16
Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Sheets and Plates
December 7, 2015
(Investigation)
August 2, 2016
Proposed Measures
Year 1: 10% ad valorem (minus AD duty, if any) on imports below $504/MT
Year 2: 8% ad valorem (minus AD duty, if any) on imports below $504/MT
Year 3: 6% ad valorem (minus AD duty, if any) on imports below $504/MT
November 23, 2016
11/23/16-11/22/17: 10% ad valorem (minus AD duty, if any) on imports below $504/MT
11/23/17-11/22/18: 8% ad valorem (minus AD duty, if any) on imports below $504/MT
11/23/18-5/22/19: 6% ad valorem (minus AD duty, if any) on imports below $504/MT
 
Sodium citrate March 4, 2014
(Investigation)
September 16, 2014
Duties proposed
Duties imposed 12/31/14
All rates ad valorem
12/31/14-12/30/15: 30%
12/31/15-12/30/16: 20%
12/31/16-12/30/17: 10%
 
 
Indonesia Safeguard Legislation
Bars and rods, hot-rolled, in irregularity [sic] wound coils January 17, 2014
(Investigation)
  August 17, 2015
Year 1: 14.5%
Year 2: 10%
Year 3: 5.5%
Duties imposed for three years (8/17/15-8/16/18)
Coated paper and paperboard, not including banknotes
June 20, 2014
(Investigation)
June 9, 2015
Proposed measures
Year 1: 9%
Year 2: 8%
Year 3: 7%
September 7, 2015
Year 1: 9%
Year 2: 7%
Year 3: 5%
Measures imposed for three years, 9/7/2015 - 9/6/2018
I and H sections of other alloy steel
February 12, 2014
(Investigation)

October 10, 2014
Proposed Measures

January 21, 2015
1/21/15-1/20/16: 26%
1/21/16-1/20/17: 22%
1/21/17-1/20/18: 18%
 
Flat-Rolled Product of Iron or Non-Alloy Steel December 20, 2012
(Investigation)
May 26, 2014

Proposed measures under consideration
July 22, 2014
Rupiah/ton
Year 1: 4,998,784
Year 2: 4,314,161
Year 3: 3,629,538
Measures imposed for three years, July 22, 2014 - July 21, 2017
January 18, 2017
(Extension review)
     
Finished Casing and Tubing January 20, 2012
(Investigation)
March 19, 2013

Proposed measures under consideration
August 6, 2013
(Rupiah/kg)
08/06/13-08/05/14: 28.439
08/06/14-08/05/15: 28.001
08/06/15-08/05/16: 27.564
08/06/16-08/05/17: 27.126
Final measures imposed for four years
August 6, 2013 - August 5, 2017
January 14, 2015
(Mid-term review)
  August 31, 2015 Measure continued at same rate as final determination to August 5, 2017
 
Israel Safeguard Legislation
No current investigations or measures
 
Jordan Safeguard Legislation
Aluminium bars, rods and profiles July 24, 2016
(Investigation)
July 22, 2016
JD 150/ton
Imposed 7/31/2016 for 200 days
December 2, 2016
Proposed:
Year 1: JD 500/ton
Year 2: JD 450/ton
Year 3: JD 400/ton
Imposition date not yet known
 
Kyrgyz Republic Safeguard Legislation
No current investigations or measures
 
Malaysia Safeguard Legislation
Steel concrete reinforcing bar May 28, 2016
(Investigation)
September 26, 2016
13.42% of CIF price for 200 days
April 17, 2017
4/14/17-3/13/18 13.42%
4/14/18-3/13/19 12.27%
4/14/19-3/13/20 11.10%
Final measures imposed for three years
Steel wire rod and deformed bar-in-coil May 29, 2016
(Investigation)
September 27, 2016
13.90% of CIF price for 200 days
April 15, 2017
4/15/17-4/14/18 13.90%
4/15/18-4/14/19 12.90%
4/15/19-4/14/20 11.90%
Final measures imposed for three years
Hot-rolled steel plate August 18, 2014
(Investigation)
December 14, 2014
23.93% of CIF price for 200 days
July 2, 2015
Year 1: 17.4%
Year 2: 13.9%
Year 3: 10.4%
Malaysia's preliminary notification contained an extensive list of excluded products.

Measures imposed for three years: 7/2/2015-7/1/2018
 
Mexico Safeguard Legislation
No current investigations or measures
 
Moldova Safeguard Legislation
No current investigations or measures
 
Morocco Safeguard Legislation
Paper in rolls and reams June 9, 2015
(Investigation)
January 1, 2017  01/01/17 - 12/31/17: 25% and 18,000 tons
01/01/18-12/31/18: 22.5% and 19,000 tons
01/01/19-12/31/19: 20% and 20,5000 tons
01/01/20-12/31/20: 15.5% and 22,500 tons
 
Cold-rolled sheets and plated or coated sheets June 11, 2014
(Investigation)
October 17, 2014
Proposed provisional

25% ad valorem for 200 days
July 2, 2015
Final proposed:
Date of publication - 12/31/2015: 22%
01/01/2016-12/31/2016: 20%
01/01/2017-12/31/2017: 18%
01/01/2018-12/31/2018: 16%
Proposed duties will be imposed once they are published in the official gazette.

Final duties proposed for four years.
Reinforcing Bars and Wire Rods September 25, 2012
(Investigation)
May 30, 2013
Specific duty of 0.55MAD/kg, on imports in excess of the quota of 37,000 tonnes for wire rods and 10,500 tonnes for reinforcing bars
April 7, 2014
Additional specific duty of 0.55DH/kg to imports in excess of the quotas of 100,000 tonnes for wire rods and 60,000 tonnes for reinforcing bars. Measure will be liberalized 10% per year
December 19, 2013 first decision made on duties. But after consults with the EU, duties adjusted in April 2014. Duties to be in place until 12/31/2015

(Extension review)
  Additional specific duty of DH 0.55/kg applicable to imports in excess of the quotas of 121,000 tonnes for wire rods and 72,600 tonnes for reinforcing bars. Measure will be liberalized 10% per year. The results of the extension review were notified to the WTO on December 17, 2015 but no date of imposition was notified.
 
Philippines Safeguard Legislation
Newsprint September 20, 2013
(Investigation)
  May 11, 2015
(PH peso/metric ton)
Year 1: 980
Year 2: 800
Year 3: 640
Measures imposed for three years
( 5/11/2015 - 4/30/2018)
Testliner Board November 16, 2009
(Investigation)
May 26, 2010
PH Pesos 1,480/MT for 200 days as of May 26, 2010
July 15, 2011
(PH Pesos/ton)
Year 1: 1,342
Year 2: 1,274.90
Year 3: 1,211.15
Measures imposed for three years
Extension review date not notified   Date not notified
(PH Pesos/ton)
Year 1: 1,156.60
Year 2: 1,093.07
Year 3: 1,038.42
Measures extended for three years according to notification to the WTO in January 2014 but actual dates not notified
Extension review date not notified   6/12/16-6/13/17: Php 986.50/MT
6/14/17-6/15/18: Php 937.17/MT
6/17/18-6/18/19: Php 890.31/MT
6/18/19-6/20/20: Php 845.80/MT
 
Steel Angle Bars August 11, 2008
(Investigation)
January 20, 2009 July 27, 2009
(PH Pesos/ton)
Year 1: 7,700
Year 2: 5,133
Year 3: 4,106.40
Measures imposed for three years
    April 16, 2012
Measures extended for three years
(PH Pesos/ton)
Year 1: 3,901.08
Year 2: 3,706.03
Year 3: 3,520.73
Measures extended for three years. No notification of extension review made
October 20, 2014
(Extension review)
July 27, 2015
Measures proposed three years
(PH Pesos/ton)
Year 1: 3,345
Year 2: 3,178
Year 3: 3,019
July 27, 2015
(PH Pesos/ton)
Year 1: 3,345
Year 2: 3,178
Year 3: 3,019
Measures extended from March 16, 2015 to March 23, 2019
 
Russia Safeguard Legislation
No current investigations or measures
 
South Africa Safeguard Legislation
Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel July 29, 2016
(Investigation)
November 4, 2016
Proposed no imposition of provisional measures
   
Hot-rolled flat steel products March 24, 2016
(Investigation)
July 18, 2016
Provisional measures not imposed
   
 
Taiwan Safeguard Legislation
No current investigations or measures
 
Thailand Safeguard Legislation
Structural hot rolled h-beam with alloy February 4, 2016
(Investigation)
Proposed Duty (no date given)
The date the definitive measure takes effect-31.43% of C.I.F. price
2nd period - 31.05% of C.I.F. price
3rd period - 30.68% of C.I.F. price
January 28, 2017
1/28/17-1/27/18: 31.43% of CIF price
1/28/18-1/27/19: 31.05% of CIF price
Measures imposed for two years
Nonalloyed hot rolled steel flat products in coils and not in coils January 30, 2014
(Investigation)
Proposed May 27, 2014
Imposed 6/7/2014
34.01% for 200 days
December 24, 2014
21.92% of CIF price, 12/24/14 - 6/6/15
21.52% of CIF price, 6/7/15 - 6/6/16
21.13% of CIF price, 6/7/16 - 6/6/17
Final measures imposed for three years effect from date of provisional measures
October 3, 2016
Extension review)
  June 7, 2017
6/7/17-6/6/18 21% of CIF price
6/7/18-6/6/19 20.87% of CIF price
6/7/19-6/6/20 20.74% of CIF price
Measure extended for three years
Hot rolled steel flat products with certain amounts of alloying elements November 27, 2012
(Investigation)
February 26, 2013
33.11% of CIF value for 200 days
September 13, 2013
9/15/13-2/26/14: 44.20%
2/27/14-2/26/15: 43.57%
2/27/15-2/26/16: 42.95%
Final duties effective from 2/27/2013 for three years
July 17, 2015
(Extension review)
December 29, 2015
Extension proposed
2/27/16-2/26/17: 41.67% CIF
2/27/17-2/16/18: 40.42% CIF
2/27/18-2/26/19: 39.21% CIF
February 26, 2016
2/27/16-2/26/17: 41.67% CIF
2/27/17-2/16/18: 40.42% CIF
2/27/18-2/26/19: 39.21% CIF
 
 
Tunisia Safeguard Legislation
Ceramic tiles July 14, 2015
(Investigation)
     
Glass bottles September 19, 2014
(Investigation)
     
Medium density fibreboard September 19, 2014
(Investigation)
     
 
Turkey Safeguard Legislation
Toothbrushes April 22, 2017
(Investigation)
     
Wallpaper and wall coverings December 12, 2014
(Investigation)
June 23, 2015
Proposed duties
Period 1: 5 USD/kg
Period 2: 4.5 UDS/kg
Period 3: 4 USD/kg
August 6, 2015
08/06/15-08/05/16: $5 USD/KG
08/06/16-08/05/17: $4.5 USD/KG
08/06/17-08/05/18: $4 USD/KG
Proposed duties note that a tariff quota may also be applied.
Polyethylene Terephthalate March 11, 2011
(Investigation)
  June 11, 2011
Additional duty to CIF price
Year 1: 8%
Year 2: 7.5%
Year 3: 7%
 
July 8, 2014
(Extension review)
  October 7, 2014
11/8/2014-11/7/2015: 6.75%
11/8/2015-11/7/2016: 6.65%
11/8/2016-11/7/2017: 6.55%
Measure extended for 3 years
June 7, 2017
(Extension review)
     
 
Ukraine Safeguard Legislation
Flexible porous plates, blocks and sheets of polyurethane foams July 7, 2015
(Investigation)
  May 28, 2016
Year 1: 13.09%
Year 2: 12.44%
Year 3: 11.81%
Duties will be imposed 40 days from date of publication (May 28, 2016)
Tableware and Kitchenware of Porcelain
May 18, 2013
(Investigation)
March 24, 2014
Proposed
Year 1: 35.6%
Year 2: 32%
Year 3: 28.8%
May 23, 2014
Year 1: 35.6%
Year 2: 32%
Year 3: 28.8%
 
December 27, 2016
(Extension review)
     
 
Vietnam Safeguard Legislation
Mineral or chemical fertilizers May 12, 2016
(Investigation)
     
Pre-painted galvanized steel sheet and strip July 6, 2016
(Investigation)
     
Monosodium glutamate September 1, 2015
(Investigation)
  March 10, 2016
VND/ton
Year 1: 4,390,999
Year 2: 3,951,899
Year 3: 3,556,710
Year 4: 3,201,039
Measure imposed for 4 years

March 25, 2016 - March 24, 2020
Semi-finished and certain finished products of alloy and non-alloy steel December 25, 2015
(Investigation)
March 22, 2016
Semi-finished steel: 23.3%
Bars and rods: 14.2%
August 2, 2016
Semi-finished steel
Year 1: 23.3%
Year 2:03/22/2017-03/21/2018: 21.3%
Year 3:03/22/2018-03/21/2019: 19.3%
Year 4:03/22/2019-03/21/2020: 17.3%
03/22/2020: 0% (provided the measure is not extended)

Bars and rods
Year 1 (to 8/1/2016): 14.2%
Year 1 (as of 8/2/2016): 15.4%
Year 2: 19.3%
Year 3: 12.4%
Year 4: 10.9%
03/22/2020: 0% if not extended
Measures imposed for four years, effective from date of provisional measures 03/22/2016
Vegetable Oils

Expired
December 26, 2012
(Investigation)
May 10, 2013
5% for 200 days
August 23, 2013
Year 1: 5%
Year 2: 4%
Year 3: 3%
Year 4: 2%

Measure imposed for four years

May 7, 2013 - May 6, 2017
 
Zambia Safeguard Legislation
Flat– rolled products of iron, non – alloy steel, trailers and semi - trailers July 10, 2015
(Investigation)
July 10, 2015 - January 10, 2016   Zambia imposed provisional measures at the time of initiation but did not notify the nature of the provisional measures.
 
Information compiled by the Trade Remedy Compliance Staff, Enforcement and Compliance


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