Agreement on Safeguards (SG)

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

  1. Introduction to the Agreement on Safeguards (SG Agreement) of the World Trade Organisation (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)

Example of the Online Subject - Agreement on Safeguards (SG):
Agreement on Safeguards (SG)


The Subject “Agreement on Safeguards (SG)” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Courses: Non-tariff Measures, Foreign Trade Management
  2. Diploma in International Trade
  3. Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade and Marketing, International Transport, Export Back Office
  4. Doctorate in Global Trade

Online Continuing education (Masters, Courses)

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

Area of Knowledge: Foreign Trade.





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Description of the Online Subject - WTO Agreement on Safeguards (SG)

Any member of the World Trade Organisation that needs to protect the domestic industry can temporarily restrict imports of a product that could cause considerable harm to 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 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 a country's imports.

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). Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
  2. Pre-shipment Inspection. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
  3. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS). Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
  4. Non-automatic Import licensing, quotas and prohibitions

Anti-dumping Measures. Safeguards (Master Trade)

Customs and World Trade Organisation



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