Practice Areas

Safeguard instruments are emergency measures used by WTO Members to protect against unforeseen import surges that cause, or threaten to cause, serious injury to domestic producers. These instruments must be authorized in accordance with Article XIX of the GATT 1994 and the WTO Safeguard Agreement, and often take the form of duties, or even quantitative restrictions which have a limited duration of time in which they can remain in effect.


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