Morocco Launches Safeguard Investigation on Hot-Rolled Sheets of Steel

On 27 May 2019, Morocco notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 29 May 2019 a safeguard investigation on hot-rolled sheets of steel.

In the notification Morocco indicated, among other things, as follows (provisional translation):

“In order to collect the information necessary for this investigation, the Ministry will send questionnaires to the domestic producers and importers of the product concerned identified in the request.

Other interested parties wishing to receive a questionnaire and participate in the survey must contact the Ministry, by fax or email, within 15 days from the date of initiation of the investigation (not later than Monday, 17 June 2019 at 16h).

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Interested parties have a period of 30 days from the date of the initiation of the investigation (i.e. no later than Tuesday, 4 July 2019 at 16hr) to make themselves known.

Interested parties have a period of 30 days from the date of the initiation of the investigation (i.e. no later than Tuesday, 4 July 2019 at 16hr) to issue, in writing, regardless of the replies to the questionnaires, their opinion and comments on the initiation of the investigation […].