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Panama launches safeguard investigation on certain swine meat

Christian Fernsby ▼ | May 15, 2019
Panama notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it had decided to initiate a safeguard investigation on certain fresh, chilled or frozen meat of swine.
Panama pig
LatAm   Importers, exporters and other interested parties may present evidence
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.

A domestic notice of initiation of the safeguard investigation had been published on 3 May 2019 in the official gazette of the Republic of Panama.

Any exporter and/or producer of the product under investigation that is interested in participating in the investigation, will have 30 calendar days, counted from 7 days after the date of publication of the domestic notice of initiation, to make its submissions concerning the investigation.