On 3 October 2017, Bahrain notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that the GCC’s competent authority initiated on 20 September 2017 a safeguard investigation on prepared additives for cements, mortars or concretes (chemical plasticizers).

Interested parties willing to receive a questionnaire should request it no later than 10 days from the initiation of the investigation.

All interested parties have a period of 21 days, from the initiation of the investigation, to make themselves known. Any information which the interested parties may wish to submit before the Competent Authority should be submitted in writing.

According to Article (14) of the Rules of Implementation of the GCC Common Law, the Competent Authority may hold a public hearing for all known interested parties.

The address of the competent authority for correspondence is:

Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf

The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf GCC-Bureau of Technical Secretariat for Anti Injurious Practices in International Trade P.O. Box 7153 Riyadh 11462 TEL: (+966) 11 2551388 TEL: (+966) 11 2551399 FAX: (+966) 11 2810093, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Email: TSAD@gccsg.org

Further information is available in G/SG/N/6/BHR/3.