Terminated or Expired Foreign Safeguard Activity*

(Last changes made February 16, 2017)
Table is arranged by country, then alphabetical by product name

Country/Product Initiation Provisional Measures Final Measures Notes
Argentina Safeguard Legislation
Recordable Compact Discs (CD-R) June 6, 2006
(Investigation)
  April 13, 2007
3 years-minimum duties
DIEM ($US/unit)
Year 1: 0.13
Year 2: 0.11
Year 3: 0.08
Measures imposed for three years, May 30, 2007 - May 29, 2010
 
Australia Safeguard Legislation
Canned Tomatoes
Investigation terminated
June 21, 2013
(Investigation)
  December 20, 2013
Investigation terminated with no application of measures
 
Certain Processed Fruit Products
Investigation terminated
June 21, 2013
(Investigation)
  December 20, 2013
Investigation terminated with no application of measures
 
 
Brazil Safeguard Legislation
Desiccated Coconut August 10, 2001
(Investigation)
  August 6, 2002
(Quota in tons):
Year 1: 3,957
Year 2: 4,154.9
Year 3: 4,352.7
Year 4: 4,550.6
Measures imposed for four years, September 1, 2002 - August 31, 2006
February 17, 2006
(Extension Review)
  July 27, 2006
(Quota in tons):
Year 1: 4,778
Year 2: 5,017
Year 3: 5,256
Year 4: 5,495
Measures extended for four years, September 1, 2006 - August 31, 2010
July 31, 2009
(Extension Review)
  August 12, 2010
(Quota in tons)
Year 1: 5,770
Year 2: 6,068
Measures extended for two years, September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2012
Wine
(Investigation terminated)
March 14, 2012
(Investigation)
  October 23, 2012

Investigation terminated at request of petitioners
 
 
Chile Safeguard Legislation
Frozen Pork
(Investigation terminated)
May 31, 2013
(Investigation)
  October 19, 201
Terminated without imposition of measures
 
Maize
(Investigation terminated)
April 9, 2013
(Investigation)
April 24, 2013
9.7% ad valorem
July 31, 2013
Investigation terminated
 
Maize Otherwise Worked
(Measure expired)
April 27, 2012
(Investigation)
April 27, 2012
10.8% ad valorem
proposed tariff for 200 days
September 3, 2012
10.8% ad valorem for a period of five months beginning Apil 27, 2012
 
Steel Mesh
(No measures)
December 1, 2015
(Investigation)
  June 4, 2016
Negative final determination
 
Steel Nails
(No measures)
December 1, 2015
(Investigation)
  June 4, 2016
Negative final determination
 
Steel Wires
(No measures)
December 1, 2015
(Investigation)
  June 4, 2016
Negative final determination
 
Steel Wire Rod
(Expired)
October 5, 2015
(Investigation)
October 6, 2015
37.8% for 200 days
April 22, 2016
38.9% for 6 months
 
 
Colombia Safeguard Legislation
Bars of Iron or Non-alloy Steel (Rebar) and Wire of Iron or Non-alloy Steel (Corrugated wire rods)
No measures
August 5, 2013
(Investigation)
October 8, 2013
Rebar: 25.6%
Rods: 21.96%
March 31, 2014
Investigation completed with no imposition of final measures
 
Sections of iron or non-alloy steel (squares) and rods of iron or non-alloy steel (Plates)
(Investigation terminated)
August 1, 2013
(Investigation)
  March 31, 2014
Investigation terminated
 
Steel Angles
(Investigation terminated)
August 6, 2013
(Investigation)
  March 31, 2014
Investigation terminated
 
Steel Wire Rod
Terminated
July 22, 2013
(Investigation)
November 9, 2013
21.29%
April 30, 2014
Annual quota of 174,452 tonnes. In-quota imports applicable country of origin duty, over-quota imports subject to 21.29% duty. See final notice for more specific information on allocation of quota.
Measures imposed for one year.
December 17, 2014
(Extension review)
  April 27, 2015
Measure terminated
 
 
Costa Rica Safeguard Legislation
Rice, Semi-Milled or Wholly-Milled
No measures
May 7, 2012
(Investigation)
  November 14, 2013

Investigation completed with no imposition of measures
 
 
Croatia Safeguard Legislation
Semi-Hard Cheese and Cheese Substitutes August 28, 2009
(Investigation)
  November 9, 2009
Gouda: 1.05 Eurors/KG
Edam: 0.55 Euros/KG
Duties in place for 200 days
 
 
Dominican Republic Safeguard Legislation
Certain Sport and Dress Socks
Measures expired
March 2, 2010
(Investigation)
May 17, 2010
40% ad valorem tariff for 200 days
October 25, 2010
3 year ad valorem tariff
Year 1: 40%
Year 2: 27%
Year 3: 14%
Measures imposed for three years, December 6, 2010 - December 5, 2013
Polypropylene Bags and Tubular Fabric
Measures expired
December 15, 2009
(Investigation)
April 1, 2010
38% ad valorem tariff for 200 days
October 6, 2010
18 month ad valorem tariff
Oct. 18, 2010-Apr. 18, 2011: 38%
Apr. 19, 2011-Oct. 19, 2011: 28%
Oct. 20, 2011-Apr. 20, 2012: 14%
Measures imposed for 18 months and expired April 21, 2012
 
Ecuador Safeguard Legislation
Windshields

Measures expired
April 19, 2010
(Investigation)
  October 11, 2010
(USD/piece)
Year 1: $12.72/windshield
Year 2: $9.54/windshield
Year 3:
   1st Half: $6.36/windshield
   2nd Half: $3.18/windshield
Measures imposed for three years beginning November 1, 2010
 
Egypt Safeguard Legislation
Automotive batteries

Terminated
December 15, 2014
(Investigation)
October 23, 2015
Proposed measures
Year 1: Duty of 16% of CIF and not less than 46 EGP/battery
Year 2: Duty of 12% of CIF and not less than 34 EGP/battery
Year 3: Duty of 8% of CIF and not less than 23 EGP/battery
December 7, 2015
Terminated
Investigation completed without imposition of measures
Blankets of Articifial Fibers February 10, 2008
(Investigation)
February 12, 2008
22 EGP/kilo from 2/12/2008-8/29/2008
August 2, 2008
(EGP/kilo)
Year 1: 22
Year 2: 20
Year 3: 18
Measures imposed for three years, February 12, 2008 - February 11, 2011
Cotton Textile and Mixed Cotton Textile
Investigation terminated
February 23, 2012
(Investigation)
February 29, 2012
For 200 days
10% of the CIF value and not less than 3.33/kg/L.E net
September 12, 2012
Measure Ceased and Investigation Terminated
 
Cotton Yarn November 23, 2011
(Investigation)
December 29, 2011
3.33 EGP/kg for 200 days
July 17, 2012
EGP/kg
Publishing date - 12/30/2012: 3.48
12/31/2012 - 1/1/2013: 3.13
1/2/2013 -12/29/2014: 2
Measures imposed for three years.
Polyethylene terephthlate
(Investigation terminated)
December 8, 2015
(Investigation)
  August 16, 2016
Investigation terminated
Terminated due to withdrawal of petition
Polypropylene
Investigation terminated
May 21, 2012
(Investigation)
Proposed duties
For 200 days
15% of the CIF value and not less than 1605 L.E/ton.
December 20, 2012
Investigation terminated
September 12, 2012 - Preliminary measures suspended but investigation continued.
Steel Rebar
Investigation terminated
November 28, 2012
(Investigation)
December 2, 2012
For 200 days
6.8 per cent of the CIF value and not less than 299 L.E/ton
November 21, 2013
Investigation terminated with no final measures applied
 
White sugar
(Terminated)
April 16, 2015
(Investigation)
April 16, 2015
Provisional proposed
Additional duty 20% of the CIF value with a minimum 700 Egyptian Pounds per ton for 200 days
February 7, 2016
Investigation terminated
Critical circumstances claimed
White and Raw Sugar
Investigation terminated
November 29, 2012
(Investigation)
December 2, 2012
For 200 days
Raw sugar: 17% of CIF value(minimum 591 Egyptian pounds/ton)
White sugar: 20% of CIF value (minimum 713 Egyptian pounds/ton)
August 20, 2013
Investigation terminated
 
 
India Safeguard Legislation
Bare elasometric filament yarn
Investigation terminated
February 28, 2014
(Investigation)
  September 29, 2014 Investigation terminated without imposition of measures
Cold-rolled stainless steel, 400 series
Investigation terminated
September 19, 2014
(Investigation)
  March 23, 2015
Investigation terminated
 
Dimethoate Technical
(Measure expired)
January 21, 2009
(Investigation)
March 23 2009
28% ad valorem tariff 03/23/09-10/08/09
August 27, 2009
Ad valorem tariff:
Year 1: 28%
Year 2: 23%
Year 3: 18%
 
Dioctyl Phthalate
(Terminated)
May 23, 2012
(Investigation)
November 29, 2012
DGSG Proposed Measures

Year 1: 15% ad valorem
Year 2: 10% ad valorem
  Duties never imposed following final determination and recommendation
Flexible Slabstock Polyol May 22, 2014
(Investigation)
  January 13, 2015
Investigation terminated
The investigation was terminated with no imposition of measures.
Methyl Acetoacetate
No measures
June 6, 2013
(Investigation)
  October 13, 2013 Investigation completed with no measures imposed
Not Alloyed Ingots of Unwrought Aluminum
Investigation terminated
April 7, 2014
(Investigation)
  October 7, 2014 Investigation terminated without imposition of measures
Phthalic Anhydride
(Measure expired)
August 10, 2011
(Investigation)
September 20, 2011
Prelimary Determination

January 17, 2012
Duties imposed
10% Ad valorem for 180 days
March 29, 2012
Final Determination

May 29, 2012
Duties imposed
10% Ad valorem
1/17/2012 - 1/16/2013
Measures imposed for one year
October 26, 2012
(Extension Review)
  June 7, 2013
Measures will not be extended
Measures expired
Saturated Fatty Alcohols with carbon chain length of C8, C10, C12, C14, C16 and C18
(Expired)
February 13, 2014
(Investigation)
May 26, 2014
Proposed 20% ad valorem for 200 days
August 28, 2014
20% ad valorem for 200 days
October 9, 2014
DGSG Final
March 15, 2015
Customs Imposition
Year 1: 20% ad valorem
Year 2: 18% ad valorem
6 Months: 12% adv alorem
Final SG measures were imposed March 15, 2015 for 2 years and 6 months with effect from August 28, 2014 - February 28, 2017
Seamless pipes, Tubes and Hollow profiles of iron or non alloy steel (other than cast iron and stainless steel)
(Expired)
April 22, 2013
(Investigation)
March 11, 2014
Proposed
Year 1: 25%
Year 2: 15%
Year 3 (six months): 5%
August 13, 2014
Year 1: 20% ad valorem
Year 2: 10% ad valorem
Year 3: 5% ad valorem
Measures imposed for two and a half years from August 13, 2014 - February 12, 2017
Sodium Dichromate
Investigation terminated
May 26, 2013
(Investigation)
  January 15, 2015
Investigation terminated
Investigation terminated with no imposition of measures.
Sodium Nitrite
(Expired)
April 17, 2013
(Investigation)
September 17, 2013 (Proposed)
02/26/2014-02/25/2015: 30% ad valorem
02/26/2015-05/25/2015 28% ad valorem
February 26, 2014 (Imposed)
02/26/2014-02/25/2015: 30% ad valorem
02/26/2015-05/25/2015 28% ad valorem
 
Unwrought Aluminium (Aluminium not alloyed and Aluminium alloys) April 19, 2016
(Investigation)
April 21, 2016
Proposed Provisional
5% ad valorem for 200 days minus any AD duty
December 13, 2016
No final duties imposed
 
 
Indonesia Safeguard Legislation
Articles of Iron or Steel Wire
(Expired)
August 22, 2011
(Investigation)
January 23, 2012

Proposed measures under consideration
November 20, 2012
Tariffs (Indonesia Rupiah/kg)
Year 1: 18,511
Year 2: 17,739
Year 3: 16,968
Year 4: 16,197
Measures imposed for four years: 11/20/2012-11/19/2016
Conveyor Belts or Belting reinforced only with metal of a width exceeding 20 cm
Investigation terminated
November 3, 2011
(Investigation)
February 5, 2012

Proposed measures under consideration
April 3, 2012

Investigation terminated without imposition of duties
Investigation was terminated due to lack of causal link between imports and injury
Cotton Yarn Other Than Sewing Yarn
Expired
June 25, 2010
(Investigation)
  June 6, 2011
Tariffs (Indonesian Rupiah/kg)
6/6/11-6/5/12: 40.687
6/6/12-6/5/13: 38.144
6/6/13-6/5/14: 35.601
Measures imposed for three years
January 15, 2014
(Extension Review)
  June 6, 2014
6/6/14-6/5/015: RP 28,065/kg
6/6/15-6/5/16: RP 25,522/kg
6/6/16-6/5/17: RP 22,979/kg
Measures extended for three years
Dextrose Monohydrate
(Measures expired)
May 14, 2008
(Investigation)
  August 24, 2009
Tariffs (Indonesian Rupiah)
Year 1: IDR 2,700/kg
Year 2: IDR 2,400/kg
Year 3: IDR 2,100/kg
Measures imposed for three years, August 24, 2009 - August 23, 2012
October 22, 2012
(Extension review)
  July 31, 2013
Review terminated, measures allowed to expire
 
Dextrose monohydrate
(Investigation terminated)
July 14, 2015
(Investigation)
  June 13, 2016 Investigation terminated without the imposition of duties
D-glusitol (Sorbitol)
Investigation terminated
December 13, 2012
(Investigation)
  March 28, 2013
Investigation terminated
Application for investigation withdrawn;
Kilowatt Hours Meters Including Relevant Parts and Accessories
No measures
December 28, 2012
(Investigation)
  November 25, 2013

Investigation terminated without imposition of measures
 
Mackerel
No measures
January 27, 2012
(Investigation)
March 1, 2012

Proposed measures under consideration
December 2, 2013

Investigation terminated without imposition of measures
 
Polypropylene in Granule Form April 26, 2011
(Investigation)
  June 6, 2011
Investigation Terminated
Investigation terminated due to lack of serious injury or threat of serous injury to domestic industry.
Porcelain and Non-Porcelain Ceramic Tableware
Measures expired
October 19, 2004
(Investigation)
  January 4, 2006
Tariffs (Indonesian Rupiah/kg)
Year 1: 1,600
Year 2: 1,400
Year 3: 1,200
Measures imposed for three years, January 4, 2006 - January 3, 2009
June 5, 2008
(Extension Review)
  February 2, 2009
Measures continued
Measures extended for three years, January 4, 2009 - January 3, 2012
Sheath Contraceptives
No measures
November 28, 2012
(Investigation)
  November 20, 2013

Investigation terminated without imposition of measures
 
Stranded Wire, Ropes and Cables, Excluding Locked Coil, Flattened Strands and Non-Grating Wire Ropes
Measures expired
April 30, 2010
(Investigation)
  March 23, 2011
Tariffs (Indonesian Rupiah/kg)
Year 1: 24.080/Kg
Year 2: 21.464/Kg
Year 3: 18.849/Kg
Measures imposed for three years
Stranded Wire, Ropes and Cables for Locked Coil, Flattened Strands, and Non-Rotating Wire Ropes
Measures expired
February 5, 2010
(Investigation)
  March 23, 2011
Tariffs (Indonesia Rupiah/kg)
Year 1: 18.620/kg
Year 2: 17.326/kg
Year 3: 16.858/kg
Measures imposed for three years
Tarpaulins, Awnings and Sunblinds of Synthetic fibers
Measures expired
March 22, 2011
(Investigation)
  November 17, 2011
Tariffs (Indonesia Rupiah/kg)
Year 1: 13,643
Year 2: 12,643
Year 3: 11,643
Measures imposed for three years
Wheat Flour
Measure expired
August 24, 2012
(Investigation)
December 5, 2012
20% ad valorem for 200 days
April 29, 2014
Country Quota Allocation
Turkey 251,450 Ton
Sri Lanka 136,754 Ton
Ukraine 22,057 Ton
Others* 30,880 Ton
TOTAL 441,141 Ton
Final measures imposed for seven months from 5/4/2014
Measure expired December 4, 2014
Wire of Iron/Non-Alloy Steel, Plated with Zinc
Measures expired
January 21, 2010
(Investigation)
  March 23, 2011
Tariffs (Indonesia Rupiah/kg)
Year 1: Rp. 6.658/kg
Year 2: Rp. 5.643/kg
Year 3: Rp. 4.629/kg
Measures imposed for three years
Wire of Iron/Non-Alloy Steel, Not Plated/Coated, Containing Carbon <0.25% by Weight
Measures expired
January 19, 2010
(Investigation)
  March 23, 2011
Tariffs (Indonesia Rupiah/kg)
Year 1: 7.767/kg
Year 2: 7.216/kg
Year 3: 6.665/kg
Measures imposed for three years
Wire Nail, Wire of Iron/Non-Alloy Steel, Not Plated November 5, 2008
(Investigation)
  October 1, 2009
Tariffs (Indonesian Rupiah)
Year 1: 145% of import value
Year 2: 115% of import value
Year 3: 85% of import value
Measures imposed for three years, October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2012
Woven Fabrics of Cotton
Measures expired
June 25, 2010
(Investigation)
  March 23, 2011
Tariffs (Indonesia Rupiah/kg)
Year 1: 116.800/Kg
Year 2: 109.500/Kg
Year 3: 102.200/Kg
Measures imposed for three years
 
Israel Safeguard Legislation
Glass Wool and Rock Wool
No Measures Imposed
January 11, 2011
(Investigation)
January 4, 2012
Proposed Duties
Glass Wool: $0.92/kg
Rock Wool: $0.99/kg
September 15, 2013
Proposed measures not approved by Minister of Finance
January 2012 - Measures proposed for two years
 
Jordan Safeguard Legislation
Bars and Rods of Iron and Steel
Measure expired
April 4, 2012
(Investigation)
February 8, 2013
Proposed
- For the HS codes of 7213.105, 7214.105, 7214.205, 7214.305, 7214.915, 7214.995, 7215.105, 7215.505, and 7215.905: imposing, in addition to the applied tariff duty, a specific surcharge of JD 80 per ton for a period of three years and subject to annual liberalization of JD 10. - Imposing on all HS codes within 7213 imported as "steel", in addition to the applied tariff duty, a specific surcharge of JD 80 per ton for a period of three years and subject to annual liberalization of JD 10.

June 16, 2013
06/16/2013-06/15/2014: 80JD/ton
06/16/2014-06/15/2015: 70 JD/ton
06/16/2015-12/16/2016: 60 JD/ton

Measures imposed for two and a half years

Measure expired 12/16/2015
Ceramic tiles
Measure Ceased
November 23, 2008
(Investigation)
July 20, 2009 September 1, 2010
(Jordanian Dinar)
Year 1: 0.75 JD
Year 2: 0.50 JD
December 16, 2011
Measure ceased
Writing and Printing Paper Size A4 August 28, 2014
(Investigation)
April 16, 2015
Measures proposed and will be imposed once published in gazette
Year 1: JD 80/ton
Year 2: JD 70/ton
Year 3: JD 60/
November 3, 2015
Proceeding terminated
On November 3, 2015, the Council of Ministers issued a decision not to impose measures, which effectively terminates the proceeding.
 
Kyrgyz Republic Safeguard Legislation
Eggs October 15, 2010
(Investigation)
  Investigation completed with no measures imposed  
Sugar February 17, 2009
(Investigation)
  Investigation completed with no measures imposed  
Wheat Flour February 17, 2009
(Investigation)
May 22, 2009
3 som per 1 kg
November 9, 2009
3 som per 1 kg.
11/10/2009-11/10/2010

August 27, 2010
Amended
1 som per 1 kg.
08/27/10-11/10/10
 
Wheat Flour
Measure ceased
July 2, 2013
(Investigation)
July 22, 2013
Provisional measures imposed until November 22, 2013
November 21, 2013
Final measures imposed until February 22, 2014
There is no available description of the measures imposed.
November 21, 2013
(Extension review)
  October 10, 2014
Measures imposed until July 22, 2017
There is no available description of the measures imposed.

Kyrgyz Republic notified the WTO that it had ceased the measure upon its accession to the Eurasion Economic Union on August 12, 2015
 
Malaysia Safeguard Legislation
Hot-rolled coils
Investigation terminated
September 15, 2015
(Investigation)
  January 8, 2016
Investigation terminated without imposition of duties
 
Hot Rolled Coils of Iron or Non-Alloy Steel May 1, 2011
(Investigation Terminated)
August 22, 2011
Investigation terminated
  No causal link between imports and injury
 
Morocco Safeguard Legislation
Machine Made Carpets July 19, 2010
(Investigation)
  November 30, 2010
Terminated
 
 
Mexico Safeguard Legislation
Welded Steel Tubes
No measures imposed
July 2, 2010
(Investigation)
  March 28, 2012
No final measures imposed
 
 
Moldova Safeguard Legislation
Sugar
(Measure expired)
May 21, 2003
(Investigation)
  February 1, 2004
Year 1: 55%
Year 2: 50%
Year 3: 45%
Year 4: 40%
Measures imposed for four years
May 2006
(Mid-Term Review)
  February 19, 2007 As a result of the mid-term review, measures will remain in place and the pace of liberalization will remain the same.
July 24, 2007
(Extension Review)
  February 16, 2008
Year 1: 39%
Year 2: 38%
Year 3: 37%
Year 4: 36%
Except tariff line 1701 which expires on July 31, 2011
Measures extended for four years
 
Philippines Safeguard Legislation
Ceramic Tiles and Floor Tiles
Measures expired
May 28, 2001
(Investigation)
January 9, 2002
PH Pesos 5.40/kg for 200 days
April 11, 2002
PH (Pesos/kg)
Year 1: 5.40
Year 2: 4.30
Year 3: 3.50
 
Unknown
(Extension Review)
  January 12,2005
PH (Pesos/kg)
Year 1: 2.80
Year 2: Unchanged
Year 3: 2.15
 
September 3, 2007
(Extension Review)
  January 21, 2008
PH (Pesos/kg)
Year 1: 2.0
Year 2: 1.86
Year 3: 1.80
Year 4: 1.76
 
Float Glass
Measure expired
May 21, 2003
(Investigation)
October 13, 2003
PH Pesos 2, 650/MT for 200 days
April 14, 2004
(PH Pesos/MT)
Tinted Float Glass
Year 1: 5,850
Year 2: 5,560
Year 3: 5,280

Clear Float Glass
Year 1: 4,630
Year 2: 4,400
Year 3: 4,180
Measures imposed for three years
June 21, 2006
(Extension Review)
  November 21, 2006
(PH Pesos/MT)
Tinted Float Glass
Year 1: 5,016

Clear Float Glass
Year 1: 3,971
Measure extended for 3 years with duties to be reviewed prior to imposition
January 7, 2008
(Review of Duties)
  December 15, 2008
(PH Pesos/MT)
Tinted Float Glass
Year 2: 4,765.20
Year 3: 4,526.94

Clear Float Glass
Year 2: 3,772.45
Year 3: 3,583.83
 
September 8, 2009
(Extension Review)
  February 24, 2010
(PH Pesos/MT)
Tinted Float Glass
Year 1: 4,300.59
Year 2: 4,085.56
Year 3: 3,881.28
Year 4: 3,687.22

Clear Float Glass:
Year 1: 3,404.64
Year 2: 3,234.41
Year 3: 3,137.38
Year 4: 3,043.26
Measure extended for four years with duties to be reviewed prior to imposition

Year 4 is October 15, 2012 to October 16, 2013
Figured Glass
(Measure suspended & expired)
April 16, 2003
(Investigation)
October 13, 2003
PH Pesos 1,535/MT for 200 days
April 14, 2004
(PH Pesos/MT)
Year 1: 2,655
Year 2: 2,520
Year 3: 2,394
Measures imposed for three years
June 21, 2006
(Extension Review)
  December 1, 2006
(PH Pesos/MT)
Year 1: 2,274.30
Measure extended for three years; however, the measure was suspended December 10, 2007.
September 8, 2009
(Extension Review)
  February 24, 2010 Measure extended but suspended
Galvanized Iron and Pre-painted Sheets & Coils
Investigation terminated
September 27, 2013
(Investigation)
  February 2, 2015
Investigation terminated
 
 
Russia Safeguard Legislation
Activated Carbon
Measure expired
November 27, 2009
(Investigation)
  August 9, 2011
14.4% but not less than USD $0.45/kg
 
Caramel
Measure expired
March 11, 2010
(Investigation)
  July 8, 2011
Proposed
USD $294.1/ton
Final duties imposed as of Juy 8, 2011
Carbon Steel Fasteners
Measure expired
March 12, 2010
(Investigation)
  March 18, 2011
USD $282.4/ton
 
Combine Harvesters and Modules
Measure expired
July 6, 2012
(Investigation)
December 25, 2012

Provisional measures as of February 25, 2013 of 27.5%
October 16, 2013
Quota
2014 774 units
2015 798 units
1/1/2016-8/21/2016 526 units
Initiated by Eurasian Customs Union (Russia, Belerus, Kazakhstan)

Quota will be applied from January 1, 2014 - August 21, 2016.

In December 2014, the measure was extended to imports into Armenia
Large Diameter Pipes
Measure expired
Unknown
(Investigation)
  December 21, 2006  
September 4, 2009
(Extension Review)
  December 21, 2009
8% until December 21, 2012
 
Stainless Steel Pipes
Measure expired
December 13, 2007
(Investigation)
  September 28 4, 2009
28.1% on imports from all sources except Belarus and members of the Russian GSP program but including China and Brazil
 
Tableware and Kitchenware of Porcelain September 3, 2012
(Investigation)
Proposed duties 08/02/2013 (for entry into force 9/2013)
[USD]
Year 1: $1479/ton
Year 2: $1035.3/ton
Year 3: $591.6/ton
August 27, 2013
[USD] Beginning 9/29/13
Year 1: $1479/ton
Year 2: $1035.3/ton
Year 3: $591.6/ton
Initiated by Eurasian Customs Union (Russia, Belerus, Kazakhstan)

Measures imposed for three years (9/29/13 - 9/28/16)

In December 2014, the measure was extended to imports into Armenia
Woven Fabrics
Investigation terminated
October 1, 2012
(Investigation)
  Investigation terminated September 30, 2013 Initiated by Eurasian Customs Union (Russia, Belerus, Kazakhstan)
 
South Africa Safeguard Legislation
Frozen Potato Chips
Investigation terminated
November 23, 2012
(Investigation)
  March 8, 2013

Investigation terminated
 
Frozen Potato Chips
(Expired)
March 8, 2013
(Investigation)
July 1, 2013
61.42% ad valorem
December 11, 2013
07/05/13-07/04/14 61.42%
07/05/14-07/04/15 40.92%
07/05/15-07/04/16 20.45%
Final measure to be imposed two years and eleven months, including period of imposition of provisional measure.
 
Taiwan Safeguard Legislation
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)
Investigation terminated)
October 18, 2013
(Investigation)
  April 30, 2014
Investigation terminated with no measures imposed
 
 
Thailand Safeguard Legislation
Glass Block
(Expired)
December 16, 2010
(Investigation)
January 15, 2011
Tariff increase of 35% of CIF price for 200 days
August 18, 2011
Higher of:
Year 1: 35 % of CIF price or 11.23 baht/piece
Year 2: 32 % of CIF price or 10.23 baht/piece
Year 3: 29 % of CIF price or 9.23 baht/piece
Duties imposed 01/18/2011 - 01/14/2014
December 18, 2012
(Extension Review)
May 2, 2013 (Proposed)
Higher of:
Year 1: 27.5% of CIF price or 8.73 baht/piece
Year 2: 26% of CIF price or 8.23 baht/piece
Year 3: 24.5% of CIF price or 7.73 baht/piece
August 5, 2013
Higher of:
Year 1: 27.5% of CIF price or 8/73 baht/piece
Year 2: 26% of CIF price or 8.23 baht/piece
Year 3: 24.5% of CIF price or 7.73 baht/piece
Measure extended 01/15/2014 - 01/14/2017
Woven Fabrics
Investigation terminated
December 7, 2012
(Investigation)
  August 30, 2013
Investigation terminated
 
 
Turkey Safeguard Legislation
Certain Electrical Appliances
(Expired)
December 19, 2007
(Investigation)
  August 11, 2008
(USD)
Year 1: $5-$8/piece
Year 2: $4.5-$7/piece
Year 3: $4-$6/piece
Duty to be imposed for those products with CIF value below a threshold value (listed in notice)
Measures imposed for three years
October 12, 2011
(Extension Review)
November 1, 2011
for 200 days
(USD)
$3.75-$5.70/piece
April 30, 2012
Proposed
11/1/2011-10/31/2012
USD $3.75 - $5.70/piece
11/1/2012-10/31/2013
USD $3.5 - $5.4/piece
 
August 22, 2013
(Extension Review)
  October 14, 2013
11/1/2013 - 10/31/2014
USD $3 - $5/piece
11/1/2014 - 10/31/2015
USD $2.5 - $4.5/piece
 
Cotton Yarn
(Measure ceased)
May 23, 2008
(Investigation)

June 3, 2008
USD $1.03/kg for 200 days

 

August 12, 2008
(ad valorem)
Year 1: 15-20%
Year 2: 14-19%
Year 3: 13-18%
with minimum and maximum thresholds for specific products
Measures imposed for three years, July 15, 2008 - July 14, 2011
June 11, 2011
(Extension Review)
June 11, 2011
Proposed provisional measures for 200 days
January 30, 3012
(USD)
Year 1: 10%
Year 2: 9%
Year 3: 8%
with minimum and maximum thresholds for specific products
Proposed measures sent to Council for review at same time as initiation

Measures imposed for three years, July 15, 2011 - July 14, 2014

Measures ceased December 31, 2012
Footwear
Measure expired
January 5, 2006
(Investigation)
  August 10, 2006
(USD/pair)
HTS 64.02
Year 1: $2
Year 2: $1.9
Year 3: $1.80

HTS 64.03
Year 1: $3
Year 2: $2.85
Year 3: $2.70

HTS 64.04
Year 1: $2
Year 2: $1.90
Year 3: $1.80
Measures imposed for three years, August 10, 2006 - August 9, 2009
June 4, 2009
(Extension Review)
August 10, 2009

(USD/pair)
HTS 64.02: $1.70
HTS 64.03: $2.55
HTS 64.04: $1.70
January 14, 2010
(USD/pair)
HTS 64.02
Year 1: $1.70
Year 2: $1.65
Year 3: $1.60

HTS 64.03
Year 1: $2.55
Year 2: $2.50
Year 3: $2.45

HTS 64.04
Year 1: $1.70
Year 2: $1.65
Year 3: $1.60
Measures imposed for three years, August 10, 2009 - August 9, 2012

HS 6402.19; 6403.12; 6403.19; 6404.11 subheadings are excluded from the measure

For the products under following subheadings, the duty will be USD $1.20/pair:

HS 6402.99.50; 6402.99.91; 6403.51.11; 6403.51.91; 6403.59.31; 6403.59.50.00.11; 6403.59.50.00.12; 6403.59.50.00.13; 6403.59.91; 6403.91.11; 6403.91.91; 6403.99.31; 6403.99.50; 6403.99.91; 6404.19.10.00.11; 6404.19.10.00.12; 6404.19.10.00.13; 6404.19.90.00.13; 6404.20.10.
April 27, 2012
(Extension Review)
  Proposed Measures July 11, 2012
(USD/pair)

HTS 64.02
Year 1: $1.55
Year 2: $1.50

HTS 64.03
Year 1: $2.40
Year 2: $2.35

HTS 64.04
Year 1: $1.55
Year 2: $1.50
Measure extended for two years, from August 10, 2012 - August 9, 2014.
Frames and Mountings for Spectacles
(Expired)
February 11, 2007
(Investigation)
  January 30, 2008
(USD)
Year 1: $3/piece
Year 2: $2.85/piece
Year 3: $2.70/piece
Measures imposed for three years
February 28, 2011
(Extension Review)
February 28, 2011
(USD/piece)
$2.55 for 200 days
October 27, 2011
(USD)
Year 1: $2.55/piece
Year 2: $2.50/piece
Year 3: $2.40/piece
Measures imposed for three years beginning March 5, 2011
December 14, 2013
(Extension Review)
  February 24, 2014
$USD/piece
HS Code 9003.11 threshold price 35
03/05/2014-03/04/2015: 1.75
03/05/2015-03/03/2016: 1.50

HS Code 9003.19 threshold price 35
03/05/2014-03/04/2015: 2.00
03/05/2015-03/03/2016: 1.75
 
Matches
(Expired)
May 2, 2009
(Investigation)
May 2, 2009
USD $0.64/kg for 200 days
December 6, 2009
Difference between threshold duty and actual price if imports are lower than threshold duty
(USD/net kg)
Threshold level/Maximum Duty
Year 1: 3.10, Max. duty: 1.00
Year 2: 3.05, Max. duty: 0.95
Year 3: 3.00, Max. duty: 0.90

Measures imposed for three years beginning June 6, 2009

 

April 6, 2012
(Extension Review)
  May 16, 2012
Difference between threshold duty and actual price if imports are lower than threshold duty
(USD/net kg)
Threshold level/Maximum Duty
Year 1: 3.10, Max. duty: 1.00
Year 2: 3.05, Max. duty: 0.95
Year 3: 3.00, Max. duty: 0.90
Measures extended for three years beginning June 6, 2012
Motorcycles (Including Mopeds) and Cycles Fitted with an Auxiliary Motor
(Expired)
August 15, 2006
(Investigation)
August 15, 2006
(USD/piece by HTS code) for 200 days
8711.10.00.00.11: 200
8711.10.00.00.19: 200
8711.20.10.00.00: 250
8711.20.91.00.00: 200
8711.20.93.00.00: 200
8711.20.98.00.00: 300
8711.30.10.00.00: 300
8711.30.90.00.00: 300
March 2, 2007
Customs code of the productThreshold (USD per piece)Fixed duty (USD per piece)
  1st Period
(3/2/2007-8/14/2007)
2nd Period (8/15/2007-8/14/2008)3rd Period (8/15/2008-8/14/2009)
8711.10.00.00.111.200200190180
8711.10.00.00.191.400200190180
8711.20.10.00.002.000250235220
8711.20.91.00.001.400200190180
8711.20.93.00.002.000250235220
8711.20.98.00.002.300300285270
8711.30.10.00.002.600300285270
June 17, 2009
(Extension Review)
August 15, 2009
(USD/piece by HTS code subject to threshold) for 200 days
8711.10.00.00.11: 170
8711.10.00.00.19: 170
8711.20.10.00.00: 205
8711.20.91.00.00: 170
8711.20.93.00.00: 210
8711.20.98.00.00: 255
8711.30.10.00.00: 255
January 14, 2010
Customs code of the productThreshold (USD per piece)Fixed duty (USD per piece)
  1st Period
(8/15/2009-8/14/2010)
2nd Period (8/15/2010-8/14/2011)3rd Period (8/15/2011-8/14/2012)
8711.10.00.00.111.200170165160
8711.10.00.00.191.400170165160
8711.20.10.00.002.000205200195
8711.20.91.00.001.400170165160
8711.20.93.00.002.000205200195
8711.20.98.00.002.300255250245
8711.30.10.00.002.600255250245
April 6, 2012
(Extension Review)
  July 11, 2012 (Measures effective August 15, 2012)
Customs code of the productThreshold (USD per piece)Fixed duty (USD per piece)
  1st Period
(8/15/2012-8/14/2013)
2nd Period (8/15/2013-8/14/2014)3rd Period (8/15/2014-8/14/2015)
8711.10.00.00.111.080155150145
8711.10.00.00.191.260155150145
8711.20.10.00.001.800190185180
8711.20.92.00.111.260155150145
8711.20.92.00.191.800190185180
8711.20.98.00.002.070240235230
8711.30.10.00.002.600255250245
Porcelain and Cermamic Tableware and Kitchenware April 25, 2015
(Investigation)
  Terminated  
Salt
Expired
January 5, 2006
(Investigation)
  August 10, 2006
Three-year variable duty that will be implemented for imports under CIF threshold price of USD 35/ton.
Measures imposed for three years
June 5, 2009
(Extension Review)
July 21, 2009
Variable duty that will be implemented for imports under CIF threshold price of USD 29/ton beginning August 10, 2009

A final determination in this review has not yet been notified to the WTO.

Final safeguard measures were not imposed. Thus, the measures expired in 2009.
Steam Smoothing Irons
(Measure expired)
January 5, 2006
(Investigation)
  August 10, 2006
(USD/piece)
Year 1: $5
Year 2: $4.5
Year 3: $4.0
Measures imposed for three years August 10, 2006 - August 9, 2009
May 31, 2009
(Extension Review)
July 21, 2009
USD $3.50/piece beginning August 10, 2009
January 14, 2010
(USD/piece)
Year 1: $3.50
Year 2: $3.00
Year 3: $2.50
Measures extended for three years, August 10, 2009 - August 9, 2012
Terephthalic Acid
(Expired)
January 8, 2013
(Investigation)
April 21, 2014
Proposed
Period 1: 4%
Period 2: 3.75%
a quota will also be introduced
August 14, 2014
8/14/14-8/13/15: 4%
8/14/15-8/13/16: 3.75%
 
Transmission apparatus incorporating reception apparatus (cellular) portable telephone December 5, 2014
(Investigation)
  March 4, 2016
Terminated
 
Travel Goods, Handbags, and Similar Containers
(Expired)
June 5, 2007
(Investigation)
  March 18, 2008
(USD/kg USD/piece)
Year 1: 3/kg, max 5/piece
Year 2: 2.90/kg, max 4.75/piece
Year 3: 2.80/kg, max 4.50/piece
Measures imposed for three years
March 31, 2011
(Extension Review)
April 8, 2011
USD $2.70 for 200 days
October 25, 2011
(USD/kg USD/piece)
Year 1: 2.7/kg, max 4.25/piece
Year 2: 2.6/kg, max 4.00/piece
Year 3: 2.5/kg, max 3.75/piece
Measures imposed for three years beginning 4/8/2011
December 14, 2013
(Extension Review)
  April 4, 2014
(USD/kg USD/piece)
Year 1: 2.40/kg, max 3.50/piece
Year 2: 2.30/kg, max 3.25/piece
Measures imposed 4/8/2014 - 4/7/2016
Uncoated Paper
Investigation terminated
June 12, 2014
(Investigation)
  August 28, 2015
Investigation terminated
 
Vacuum Cleaners
(Measure expired)
January 5 2006
(Investigation)
  July 11, 2006
Variable duty for imports having CIF price below threshold price
(USD threshold price)
Year 1: $40/piece
Year 2: $38/piece
Year 3: $36/piece
Measures imposed for three years, August 10, 2006 - August 9, 2009
June 3, 2009
(Extension Review)
July 21, 2009
Variable duty for imports having CIF price below USD $34/piece beginning August 10, 2009 for 200 days
January 14, 2010
Variable duty for imports having CIF price below threshold price
(USD threshold price)
Year 1: $34/piece
Year 2: $33/piece
Year 3: $32/piece
Measures extended for three years, August 10, 2009 - August 9, 2012
 
Ukraine Safeguard Legislation
Casing and Pump-Compressor Seamless Steel Pipes
(Expired)
September 1, 2007
(Investigation)
  October 1, 2008
Annual Quotas for 3 years (to be liberalized by 5% in 2nd year and 10% in 3rd year) in tons as follows:
Russia: 10,311
Austria: 2,125
Poland: 955
Romania: 181
Slovakia: 148
India: 63
China: 42
Other Countries: 679
Measures imposed for three years, October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2011
Unknown Date
(Mid-Term Review)
  July 30, 2009
The scope of the measure was changed with changes to apply effective April 1, 2010
September 30, 2011
(Measure Extended)
  Annual Quota for Three Years
Year 1: 16,753 tons
Year 2: 17,591 tons
Year 3: 18,471 tons
Measures in place 10/04/11-09/30/2014

Specific quotas per country can be found in WTO notice
October 1, 2014
(Measure Extended)
  Annual quota for six months
9,328 tons
April 1, 2015 Extended 18 months
Annual Quota
9,608 tons (4/1/15-9/30/15)
19,504 tons (10/1/15 - 9/30/16)

Specific quotas per country can be found in WTO notice
Certain Products of Crude Oil Processing
(Investigation Terminated)
January 29, 2011
(Investigation)
  December 28, 2011
Investigation terminated
Investigation terminated as imports were not causing or threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry.
Ferroalloys February 17, 2010
(Investigation)
  December 25, 2010
Investigation terminated;
No measures
 
Matches
(Measure terminated)
November 26, 2008
(Investigation)
  October 19, 2009
11.3% for three years
Measures imposed for three years, November 6, 2009 - November 6, 2012
(Extension Review)   October 25, 2010
Quota
11/6/10 - 11/5/2011:
Russia: 7,328 tons
Belarus: 2,656 tons
Others: 301 tons

11/6/2011 - 11/5/2012
Russia: 7,694 tons
Belarus: 2,789 tons
Others: 316 tons
 
(Extension Review)   November 5, 2012
11/6/2012-11/5/2013: 10.17%
11/6/2013-11/5/2014: 9.15%
11/6/2014-11/5/2015: 8.24%
Measures extended for three years
11/6/2012-11/5/2015

Measure terminated November 28, 2012
Passenger Cars
Measure terminated
July 2, 2011
(Investigation)
  April 15, 2013
3-year special duty

- cylinder capacity exceeding 1000 cm3 but not exceeding 1500 cm3
Year 1: 6.46%
Year 2: 4.31
Year 3: 2.15%

- cylinder capacity exceeding 1500 cm3 but not exceeding 2200 cm3
Year 1: 12.95%
Year 2: 8.63%
Year 3: 4.32%
Measures imposed for three years, April 15, 2013 - April 14, 2016

Measure terminated 02/14/2015
Sheet Glass
Final measures not imposed
August 27, 2009
(Investigation)
November 11, 2009
31.25% for 200 days beginning November 13, 2009
  Final measures not imposed
Refrigerating Equipment May 6, 2010
(Investigation)
  April 6, 2011
Terminated
 
Return to active foreign safeguard activity
Information compiled by the Trade Remedy Compliance Staff, Import Administration


*Please note that the information on this table began to be collected as of March 31, 2011. Prior safeguard measures which may have been terminated or expired may be found on the website of the World Trade Organization.