On 12 April 2017, Turkey notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it had initiated on 6 April a safeguard investigation on pneumatic tyres. In the notification, Turkey indicated the following:

“Those who fill out and send Application Form for the Interested Party (application form) to the competent authority within the period of 20 days after the promulgation of the related Communiqué are accepted as interested parties in the investigation. […] The interested parties are required to fill out the Online Questionnaire for the Interested Party (online questionnaire) by logging into http://ithkorunma.ekonomi.gov.tr webpage with the username and password provided by the investigating authority, within the period of 30 days after the initiation of the investigation. […]

The address of the investigating authority for correspondence is:

Ministry of Economy Directorate General for Imports, Department of Safeguards Söğütözü Mah. 2176. Sk. No: 63 06530 Çankaya/Ankara/TURKEY Tel: +90 312 204 99 42 / +90 312 204 99 43 Fax: +90 312 212 87 65 / +90 312 212 87 11 E-mail: korunma@ekonomi.gov.tr

This notification also stated the following:

“Consistent with Article 12.4 of the Agreement on Safeguards, Turkey is prepared to consult on the provisional safeguard measure with those Members having a substantial interest as exporters of the product concerned.”

The notification is available in WTO Documents G/SG/N/6/TUR/22 – G/SG/N/7/TUR/12 – G/SG/N/11/TUR/21.