Agricultural special safeguards

Agricultural special safeguards consist of an additional tariff applied in response to a surge in certain imports or a fall in import prices. The specific trigger levels for volume or price of imports are defined at the country level. In the case of the volume trigger, the additional duties only apply until the end of the year in question. In the case of price triggers, the additional duty is imposed on a shipment by shipment basis.
Agricultural special safeguards include:

  • Volume-based agricultural special safeguards;
  • Price-based agricultural special safeguard; and
  • Safeguard not elsewhere specified.