Safeguards Agreement Wto

The Protection Committee monitors and reports annually to the Goods Council on the overall implementation of the agreement. A member concerned with a protective measure may ask the committee to decide whether the measure complies with the rules of procedure of the agreements. At the request of members, the Committee may support consultations or consider proposals for retaliatory measures. It monitors the release of notified “grey zone” measures and verifies all security messages. The current chair is. (c) This agreement does not apply to measures requested, taken or maintained by a member in accordance with the provisions of the 1994 GATT, unlike Article XIX and the multilateral trade agreements of Schedule 1A which are not this agreement, nor on the basis of protocols, agreements or agreements concluded under the 1994 GATT. When applying a safeguard measure, the member must maintain a substantially equivalent level of concessions and other obligations to the exporting members concerned. In this regard, appropriate means of compensation can be agreed with the members concerned. In the absence of such an agreement, the exporting members concerned may individually suspend substantially equivalent concessions and other obligations.

The latter right cannot be exercised during the first three years of a safeguard measure if the measure is taken on the basis of an absolute increase in imports and is in line with the provisions of the agreement by other means. The repeated application of protection measures for a particular product is limited by the agreement. As a general rule, a safeguard clause can only be re-applied to a product after the expiry of a period equal to the duration of the original safeguard clause, as long as the non-request period is at least two years. > general. See also the safeguard agreements, Article XIX of the GATT of 1994 – Generalities (P.1.45) > revision measure. See also Standard of Review, Article 11 dSU (S.7.2-9) > Article 2.1 – “similar or directly competitive products.” See also safeguard agreements, Article 4.1 under c) – National Industry (S.1.25) > Article 2.1 – National Decision-making > Articles 2.1 and 4.1 c ) – Territorial application of the protection measure > Article 2 2 2 TM1 – Increased imports > Article 2.1 , Review of the evolution > Article 2.1 — decrease at the end of an investigation period > Article 2.1 — increase in domestic production > Article 2.1 — increase in such harm or injury. 2. See also protection agreements, Article 4.1 (b) – risk of serious injury (S.1.24) > Article 2.1 — causation.

See also the protection agreements, Article 4.2 (b) — causation (S.1.29-32) > Article 2.1 — “under these conditions” > Article 2 , parallelism. See also the regional trade agreements, the relationship between Article XXIV of the 1994 GATT and the safeguard agreement (R.1.6) > Article 2 – “Other factors than increased imports” > Article 2 – Separate provisions > Article 2.1 footnote 1 – Customs Union. See also the regional trade agreements, the relationship between Article XXIV of the 1994 GATT and the Safeguard Agreement (R.1.6) > Article 2.2 – Free Trade Area.