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The Director General of Safeguards under the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance is presently mandated to investigate the existence of "serious injury" or "threat of serious injury” to domestic industry as a consequence of increased import of an article into India and to submit his findings to the Central Government along with recommendations regarding the amount of duty and period of levy of duty which if levied would be adequate to remove the injury or threat of injury to the domestic industry.

The domestic law to implement Safeguard measures has been enacted under Section 8B of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975. The Customs Tariff (Identification and Assessment of Safeguard Duty) Rules, 1997 govern the procedural aspects.