At the time of writing it appears very unlikely that a final safeguard will be implemented before the provisional safeguard runs out on 3rd July 2017.

Should that be the case,then all duty payments made under the provisional safeguard become refundable and the provisional safeguard falls away.

However the authorities still have the power to implement a final safeguard anytime after ths date,notwithstanding the fact that provisional safeguard payments will have been refunded.