In the notification Ukraine indicated, among other things, as follows:
“Within a period of 30 days after the publication of the notice the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine carries out registration of interested parties and considers the requirements for conducting of hearings. […] Within a period of 45 days after the publication of the notice the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine considers the written comments on the initiation of investigation.”
The notification is available in G/SG/N/6/UKR/19.
What is a safeguard investigation?
A safeguard investigation seeks to determine whether increased imports of a product are causing, or is threatening to cause, serious injury to a domestic industry.
During a safeguard investigation, importers, exporters and other interested parties may present evidence and views and respond to the presentations of other parties.
A WTO member may take a safeguard action (i.e. restrict imports of a product temporarily) only if the increased imports of the product are found to be causing, or threatening to cause, serious injury.