Turkey: Definitive safeguard duty imposed on imports of matches
On May 2, 2009 Turkey introduced a preliminary affirmative safeguard decision concerning imports of matches.
On October 31, 2009 the Turkish government adopted a decision imposing a safeguard duty in the form of an "additional financial duty applicable for a period of three years. The maximum financial duty for the first year is 1.00 USD per kg. subject to a threshold unit value of 3.1 USD per kg. The rate of liberalization is 5 cents per year. (Antidumpingpublishing.com).
Any Evidence-Based Deliberation:
|Is there anything in the public record to suggest that evidence of the effectiveness of the proposed measure was considered during official deliberations?||Don't know|
|Is there any evidence that alternatives to the proposed measure were considered?||Don't Know|
|Is there anything in the public record that suggests that empirical evidence informed the comparison across the alternatives available to government?||Don't Know|
|Was such evidence identified?||Don't Know|
|Is such evidence publicly available?||Don't Know|
|Did the official decision-maker in question provide an explanation as to why a chosen measure was favoured over alternatives?||Don't Know|
|Is there any evidence to suggest that potentially affected trading partners were consulted before the measures were taken?||Don't Know|
|Is there any evidence that safeguards have been put in place to ensure that implementation of the initiative is transparent and non-discriminatory?||Don't Know|
|Did the government state its intention to review the measure within one year of implementation?||Don't Know|
Date Discovered: 24/08/2009
Date of inception: 31 Oct 2009
Duration: 36 months
GTA Evaluation: Red
As reported by: Bown, Chad P. (2009) “Global Antidumping Database,” [Version 5.0, July], available at www.brandeis.edu/~cbown/global_ad/
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Definitive safeguard decision available in Turkish from the website of Antidumpingpublishing.com