Turkey: Proposed extension of safeguard measure on imports of salt
On June 5, 2009, the government of Turkey initiated a safeguard investigation on imports of salt (HS Code 2501)
The following measures were proposed:
A variable duty implemented for imports under the CIF price of USD 29 per ton.
Certain developing countries are excluded from the measure.
The safeguard investigation on this measure was originally initiated on January 11, 2006.
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?|
|Is there any evidence that alternatives to the proposed measure were considered?|
|Is there anything in the public record that suggests that empirical evidence informed the comparison across the alternatives available to government?|
|Was such evidence identified?|
|Is such evidence publicly available?|
|Did the official decision-maker in question provide an explanation as to why a chosen measure was favoured over alternatives?|
|Is there any evidence to suggest that potentially affected trading partners were consulted before the measures were taken?|
|Is there any evidence that safeguards have been put in place to ensure that implementation of the initiative is transparent and non-discriminatory?|
|Did the government state its intention to review the measure within one year of implementation?|
Date Discovered: 29/05/2012
Date of inception:
GTA Evaluation: Amber
WTO Document: G/SG/N/6/TUR/7
WTO Document: G/SG/N/7/TUR/7