Active Foreign Safeguard Activity*

Table is organized by country, year of initiation of investigation then product name.
(Last changes made October 16, 2018)

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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
Powdered milk and gouda cheese March 8, 2018
(Investigation)
     
 
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
Steel Concrete Rebar March 19, 2018
(Investigation)
     
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
No current investigations or measures
 
Egypt Safeguard Legislation
No current investigations or measures
 
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.
   
 
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
   
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
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%
 
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
 
 
Indonesia Safeguard Legislation
Aluminum foil 10/9/2018
(Investigation)
     
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%
 
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)
June 20, 2017
Proposal to extend
September 20, 2017
Rupiah/ton
10/3/2017-10/2/2018: 2,891,858
10/3/2018-10/2/2019: 2,186,030
 
 
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
May 15, 2017
Imposed
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
 
Madagascar Safeguard Legislation
Blankets September 20, 2018
(Investigation)
     
Pasta September 20, 2018
(Investigation)
     
 
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
Coated wood panels July 31, 2018
(Investigation)
     
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 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 reviw)
     
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
Cement September 10, 2018
(Investigation)
     
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
Other screws fully threaded with hexagon heads made of steel April 20, 2018
(Investigation)
August 3, 2018
42.09% for 200 days
   
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
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
 
July 3, 2018
(Extension review)
     
 
Tunisia Safeguard Legislation
No current investigations or measures
 
Turkey Safeguard Legislation
Iron and Steel April 27, 2018
(Investigation)
     
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
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)
 
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: VN1,128,531 (US$50)/ton
3/7/19-3/6/20: VN1,072,104/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
 
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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