chapter  5
Causal link
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Under art. 4.2(b) of the Safeguards Agreement, the determination that increased imports are causing or threatening to cause serious injury to the domestic industry shall not be made unless the investigation

demonstrates, on the basis of objective evidence, the existence of the causal link between increased imports of the product concerned and serious injury or threat thereof. When factors other than increased imports are causing injury to the domestic industry at the same time, such injury shall not be attributed to increased imports.