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Agreement on Safeguards (SG)

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Syllabus of the Subject: WTO Agreement on Safeguards (SG)

  1. Introduction to the Agreement on Safeguards (SG Agreement) of the World Trade Organization (WTO);
  2. Safeguards measures in international trade;
  3. Prohibition of grey area measures. The Sunset clause;
  4. Safeguard investigation;
  5. Analysis of the Agreement on Safeguards (SG Agreement) of the WTO.

The objectives of the subject “WTO Agreement on Safeguards (SG)” are the following:

  1. To understand the pillars of the WTO Agreement on Safeguards (SG);
  2. To know the process of application of a safeguard measure by a government;
  3. An in-depth analysis of the Agreement on Safeguards (SG).

Agreement on Safeguards (SG):
Agreement on Safeguards (SG Agreement) of the World Trade Organization (WTO)

Non-tariff Measures to Trade. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Online Continuing education (Masters, Courses, Foreign Trade, Business)

The Subject “Agreement on Safeguards (SG)” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Courses: Non-tariff Measures, Foreign Trade Management.

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Foreign Trade Management

Diploma: Foreign Trade.

Online Professional Diploma in International Trade

Masters (MIB): International Business, Foreign Trade, International Transport.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB) - Online Education

Doctorate (DIB): World Trade.

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorate in International Business and Foreign Trade in English  Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Acuerdo sobre Salvaguardias (SG) Study, Course Master Doctorate in International Business in French Accord sur les sauvegardes Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Acordo sobre Salvaguardas (SG).

Area of Knowledge: Foreign Trade.

Trade Facilitation - Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) - Revised Kyoto Convention - International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods (UNECE).

Contingent trade-protective measures (Anti-dumping Measures, Safeguards)

WTO Agreement on Safeguards (SG).

Any member of the World Trade Organization that needs to protect the domestic industry can temporarily restrict the imports of a product that could cause a considerable harm to the local manufacturers.

When a government applies this type of non-tariff measures, it is applying a safeguard measure.

The WTO regulates this type of measures through the Agreement on Safeguards (SG Agreement).

The Agreement on Safeguards (SG) also prohibits the grey area measures (bilateral agreements between governments) and establishes the Sunset clause.

The Agreement on Safeguards (SG Agreement) is composed of fourteen articles and covers topics such as: application of safeguard measures, investigation, examination, duration of the measure, concession, surveillance or dispute settlement.

A company, or a certain sector, can ask its government for the temporary application of a safeguard measure.

It is important to note that the application of a safeguard measure can never go against the imports of a country .

The application of a safeguard measure implies that the government that implements it must offer something in return.

Non-tariff measures:

  1. Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT). WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade;
  2. Pre-shipment Inspection. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection;
  3. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS). WTO Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS);
  4. WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS);
  5. WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS);
  6. Non-automatic Import licensing, quotas and prohibitions.

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Customs and the World Trade Organization.

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