Active Foreign Safeguard Activity*

Table is organized by country, year of initiation of investigation then product name.
(Last changes made November 25, 2019)

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
Certain sheets of cardboard and polyethylene April 9, 2019
(Investigation)
     
 
Costa Rica Safeguard Legislation
White sugar July 9, 2019
(Investigation)
     
 
Dominican Republic Safeguard Legislation
No current investigations or measures
 
Ecuador Safeguard Legislation
No current investigations or measures
 
Egypt Safeguard Legislation
Semi-finished products of iron or non-alloy steel and Steel rebar (bars, rods and coils) for construction purposes March 31, 2019
(Investigation)
April 15, 2019
4/15/2019 Proposed provisional for 180 days
HS code 7207 up to 15% of the CIF value
HS codes 7213 - 7214 25% of the CIF value
October 12, 2019
Proposed final measures

Steel rebar
25%/min $125/ton for 6 months
21%/min $105/ton for one year
17%/min $85/ton for one year

Billet
16%/min $74/ton for six months
13%/min $60/ton for one year
10%/min $46/ton for one year
 
 
European Union Safeguard Legislation
Steel Products March 26, 2018
(Investigation)
July 19, 2018
TRQ by product category and an additional duty of 25 percent for products covered by the measure that are outside the quota for a period of 200 days.
January 2, 2019
Proposed final measures
February 1, 2019
Measures imposed
Additional details on the final measure can be found on the European Commission website
 
Guatemala Safeguard Legislation
Flat-rolled products of other alloy steel August 27, 2019
(Investigation)
     
 
Gulf Cooperation Council Safeguard Legislation
Prepared additives for cements, mortars or concretes (chemical plasticizers) September 20, 2017
(Investigation)
May 9, 2018
Affirmative finding without imposition of provisional measures
Apri 13, 2019
Proposed
June 21, 2019 Imposed
Specific duty pplicable to imports exceeding the quota of 250,354 ton
Year 1: 221 USD/ton
Year 2: 199 USD/ton
Year 3: 177 USA/ton
Measures imposed for three years
Flat-rolled steel products June 9, 2016
(Investigation)
January 9, 2017
Affirmative preliminary injury but no provisional measures imposed
April 27, 2018
USD/ton
5/15/18-5/14/19: 169
5/15/19-5/14/20: 156
5/15/20-5/14/21: 137
 
 
India Safeguard Legislation
Fructose syrup November 13, 2019
(Investigation)
     
Isopropyl alcohol November 4, 2019
(Investigation)
     
Phenol August 23, 2019
(Investigation)
     
Single mode optical fibre September 23, 2019
(Investigation)
November 6, 2019
Proposed measures
25% for 200 days
   
Solar cells whether or not assembled in modules or panels December 19, 2017
(Investigation)
January 5, 2018
(Critical Circumstances)
70% ad valorem for 200 days recommended (not imposed)
July 16, 2018
Recommended
July 30, 2018
Imposed
7/30/18-7/29/19: 25%
7/30/19-1/29/20: 20%
1/30/20-7/29/20: 15%
 
 
Indonesia Safeguard Legislation
Curtains September 18, 2019
(Investigation)
     
Fabrics September 18, 2019
(Investigation)
     
Yarn (other than sewing thread) of synthethic and artificial staple fibres September 18, 2019
(Investigation)
     
Evaporators June 13, 2019
(Investigation)
     
Aluminum foil 10/9/2018
(Investigation)
February 5, 2019
Proposed measures
November 6, 2019
11/07/2019-11/06/2020 6%
11/07/2020-11/06/2021 4%
 
Ceramic flags and paving, hearth or wall tiles; ceramic mosaic cubes and the like, whether or not on a backing 03/29/2018
(Investigation)
July 10, 2018 Proposed
Year 1: 23%
Year 2: 21%
Year 3: 19%
October 12, 2018 Imposed
10/12/18-10/11/2019: 23%
10/12/19-10/11/2020: 21%
10/12/20-10/11/2021: 19%
Final measures imposed for three years
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%
 
August 18, 2017
(Extension review)
  January 4, 2018
1/21/2018-1/20/2019: 17.75%
1/21/2019-1/20/2020: 17.50%
1/21/2020-1/20/2021: 17.25%
 
 
Israel Safeguard Legislation
No current investigations or measures
 
Jordan Safeguard Legislation
Potato prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, not frozen and potato chips September 1, 2019
(Investigation)
     
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
May 15, 2017
Imposed
Year 1: JD 500/ton
Year 2: JD 450/ton
Year 3: JD 400/ton
Imposition date not known
July 28, 2019
(Extension review)
  September 13, 2019
Proposed extension
On October 28, 2019, Jordan notified that it will not extend the measure which will not expire at its original expiration date.
 
Kyrgyz Republic Safeguard Legislation
No current investigations or measures
 
Madagascar Safeguard Legislation
Lubricating Oils August 14, 2019
(Investigation)
     
Soaps August 14, 2019
(Investigation)
     
Vegetable oils and margarine August 14, 2019
(Investigation)
     
Pasta July 18, 2019
(Investigation)
     
Detergent powder December 31, 2018
(Investigation)
June 3, 2019
39% ad valorem for 200 days
June 25, 2019
06/03/2019-12/31/2019 MGA 1000/kg
2020 MGA 950/kg
2121 MGA 900/kg
2022 MGA 850/kg
1/1/2022-06/02/2023 MGA 800/kg
 
Blankets September 20, 2018
(Investigation)
June 3, 2019
Provisional duties
41% cif value
June 25, 2019
Proposed final
Year 1: 41% cif value
Year 2: 38% cif value
Year 3: 35% cif value
Year 4: 32% cif value
Final measures imposed as of date of provisional measures
Pasta
(Investigation terminated)
September 20, 2018
(Investigation)
  July 10, 2019
Petition withdrawn
Petition withdrawn
 
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
 
Mexico Safeguard Legislation
No current investigations or measures
 
Moldova Safeguard Legislation
No current investigations or measures
 
Morocco Safeguard Legislation
Welded pipes or tubes or iron or steel October 7, 2019
(Investigation)
    Proposed provisional duty of 25% ad valorem notified at initiation
Hot-Rolled Sheets May 29, 2019
(Investigation)
October 2, 2019
Proposed provisional
   
Coated wood panels July 31, 2018
(Investigation)
  July 10, 2019
Proposed measures
 
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
 
February 26, 2019
(Mid-term review)
     
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 Imposed
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.
July 27, 2018
(Extension review)
  December 20, 2018
1/1/2019-12/31/2019 16% ad valorem
1/1/2020-12/31/2020 15.5% ad valorem
1/1/2021-12/31/2021 15% ad valorem
 
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.
September 13, 2018
(Extension review)
  December 31, 2018
Measure extended
The quota for wire rod will not liberalize over the next three years. Rebar will liberalize as follows:
12/31/2018-12/31/2019 96,631 tons
01/01/2020-12/31/2020 106,294 tons
01/01/2021-12/31/2021 11,923 tons
Measure extended for three years
 
Panama Safeguard Legislation Coming Soon
No current investigations or measures
 
Philippines Safeguard Legislation
Clear and tinted float glass February 19, 2019
(Investigation)
July 22, 2019
P2,552 per MT on clear float glass and P2,835 per MT on tinted float glass for 200 days
   
Ceramic tiles December 20, 2018
(Investigation)
June 1, 2019
Cash bond amounting to Philippine Peso 3.00 per kilogram (PhP 3.00/kg) for 200 days
   
Cement September 10, 2018
(Investigation)
September 11, 2019
Year 1 Php250/MT or Php10 per 40kg bag Year 2 Php225/MT or Php9 per 40kg. bag
Year 3 Php200/MT or Php8 per 40kg. bag
   
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
 
 
Russia Safeguard Legislation
Microwave Ovens
Terminated
March 1, 2019
(Investigation)
  April 18, 2019
Investigation terminated
 
Welded tubes of stainless steel March 4, 2019
(Investigation)
     
Hot-rolled steel August 7, 2018
(Investigation)
(Proposed)
June 10, 2019
Quota on hot-rolled steel with 20% duty out of quota
  No injury from cold-rolled steel and coated steel
 
South Africa Safeguard Legislation
Threaded fasteners of iron or steel March 1, 2019
(Investigation)
July 19, 2019
102.10% for 200 days
   
Other screws fully threaded with hexagon heads made of steel April 20, 2018
(Investigation)
August 3, 2018
42.09% for 200 days
February 19, 2019
Feb. 19, 2019-Aug. 2, 2019 50.54%
Aug. 3, 2019-Aug. 2, 2020 48.01%
Aug. 3, 2020-Aug. 1 2021 45.61%
 
Hot-rolled flat steel products March 24, 2016
(Investigation)
July 18, 2016
Provisional measures not imposed
August 10, 2017
8/11/17-8/10/18: 12% 8/11/18-8/10/19: 10%
8/11/19-8/10/20: 8%
 
 
Taiwan Safeguard Legislation
No current investigations or measures
 
Thailand Safeguard Legislation
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
 
Tunisia Safeguard Legislation
No current investigations or measures
 
Turkey Safeguard Legislation
Yarn of nylon or other polyamides December 30, 2018
(Investigation)
  November 21, 2019
Year 1: $0.30-0.10/kg Year 2: $0.29-0.09/kg
Year 3: $0.28-0.08/kg
With a 995 ton TRQ for developing countries
 
Toothbrushes April 22, 2017
(Investigation)
September 11, 2017
Proposed measures
February 3, 2018
2/3/18-2/3/19 $0.22/unit
2/3/19-2/3/20 $0.22/unit
2/3/20-2/3/21 $0.21/unit
 
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.
February 28, 2018
(Extension Review)
  July 4, 2018
08/06/18-08/05/19: $5 USD/KG
08/06/19-08/05/20: $4.5 USD/KG
08/06/20-08/05/21: $4 USD/KG
 
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)
  November 7, 2017
11/8/2017-11/7/2018: 6.40%
11/8/2018-11/7/2019: 6.20%
11/8/2019-11/7/2020: 6.00%
Measure extended for 3 years
 
Ukraine Safeguard Legislation
Nitrogen fertilizers August 28, 2019
(Investigation)
     
Sulfuric acid and oleum August 10, 2017
(Investigation)
  July 4, 2018
3-year quota beginning 9/1/2018 (tons)
9/1/18-8/31/19
Belarus 30,769
Russia 8,631
Others 4,316

9/1/19-8/31/20
Belarus 32,307
Russia 9,063
Others 4,531

9/1/20-8/31/21
Belarus 33,923
Russia 9,516
Others 4,758
 
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)
April 26, 2019
(Extension review)
  July 8, 2019
7/8/2019-7/7/2020 11.22%
7/8/2020-7/7/2021 10.66%
7/8/2021-7/7/2022 10.13%
Measure extended three years as result of review
 
Vietnam Safeguard Legislation
Mineral or chemical fertilizers May 12, 2016
(Investigation)
August 19, 2017
1,855,790 VND/ton
March 7, 2018
3/7/18-3/6/2019: VN–1,128,531 (US$50)/ton
3/7/19-3/6/20: VN–1,072,104/ton
 
Pre-painted galvanized steel sheet and strip July 6, 2016
(Investigation)
  June 15, 2017
Import quota and safeguard duty for out of quota imports:
Year 1: 380,679 tons, 19%
Year 2: 418,747 tons, 19%
Year 3: 460,622 tons, 19%
Individual quotas established for China, Korea, Chinese Taipei and 'all others'
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
March 2018
(Mid-term review)
  October 30, 2018
Measure continued at same pace of liberalization
 
 
Zambia Safeguard Legislation
No current investigations or measures
 
Information compiled by the Trade Remedy Compliance Staff, Enforcement and Compliance


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