A workshop on Safeguards was organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and international Trade on Thursday 15 January 2015 at Domaine Les Pailles
As members will recall, Mauritius enacted the Trade Act (Anti-dumping and Countervailing Measures) in 2010 to mitigate the effects of dumped and subsidised imports. To complete the set of trade remedies, a Safeguard legislation is due to be finalised soon. Trade Remedies aim at protecting domestic industries from foreign competition and consist of Anti-dumping, Countervailing and Safeguard measures.
Mr. Gustav Brink, Consultant and Trade Remedies expert, elaborated on the differences between the three trade remedies and the practical application of Safeguards. Some 30 participants from the public and private sector were also briefed on how to use the Trade Defence Portal to find information to initiate an investigation.
The presentations of the workshop can be accessed on the following links: Overview of Trade Remedies & Procedures and Application for Safeguards.