Laminated Products: Safeguard Measure Denied

Arguing that there is no serious injury to the domestic production, the Ministry of Economy of Guatemala decided that it is not appropriate to impose the safeguard requested by a local company on the import of rolled products.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

It was found that there is no Serious Injury to the total national production of "flat rolled products of other alloy steels, of a width greater or equal to 600 mm", which are classified in the tariff items 7225.91.00, 7225.92.00 and 7225.99.00 of the Central American Tariff System (SAC), according to official information.

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The investigation was carried out, after the company Tenium submitted a request to the authorities, for the Directorate of Administration of Foreign Trade (DACE) to carry out an economic study of the import of rolled products into the country, the main objective of which is to establish whether a safeguard measure is appropriate.

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From the Ministry of Economy's statement:

Guatemala, January 20, 2020. This Monday, Final Resolution Number 000009-2020 dated January 9, 2020 was published in the Diario de Centro América, which refers to the investigation on Safeguard Measures requested within the terms of the Central American Safeguard Regulations and the rules of the World Trade Organization -WTO-.

Read full statement (In Spanish).



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Derived from the request made by the company Ternium, for the Directorate of Foreign Trade Administration (DACE) to carry out an economic study of the import of rolled products in the country, which has as its main objective, to establish if appropriate a safeguard measure, companies such as Ferromax and Grupo Ferroso, SA, require that the results of the investigation are objective and respond to the real situation of the market.

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Tariffs on Sheet Metal in Honduras

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This happened in a meeting held by the Honduran Council of Private Enterprise (Cohep), which brought together about 22 representatives from companies engaged in the production, import and distribution of sheet metal.

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