INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
08 Nov 2017 Renewal
17 Jun 2017 Review
08 Nov 2014 Renewal
08 Jul 2014 Review
08 Nov 2011 Definitive duty
28 Feb 2011 Initiation

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 08 Nov 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Safeguard

On 28 February 2011, the Turkish authorities initiated a safeguard investigation on imports of Poly(ethylene terephthalate) having a minimum viscosity number of 78 ml/g. The product subject to investigation is classified under the following HS code subheading: 3907.60.20.
 
On 8 November 2011, the Turkish authorities imposed a definitive safeguard duty on imports of the subject good. The rate of duty is 8% the first year, 7.5% the second year and 7% the third year.
 
On 8 July 2014, the Turkish authorities initiated an expiry review of the above safeguard measure.
 
On 8 November 2014, the safeguard duty was extended for a period of three years i.e. until 7 November 2017. This follows the conclusion of the above investigation. The rate of duty is 6.75 the first year, 6.65 the second year and 6.55 the last year.
 
On 17 June 2017, the Turkish authorities initiated a sunset review of the safeguard measure imposed on imports of the subject good.

On 8 November 2017, The Turkish authorities extended the safeguard duty on imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) falling under HS code subheading 3907.61.00.00.00. The rate of duty between 8 November 2017 and 7 November 2018 is 6.40%. The rate of duty between 8 November 2018 and 7 November 2019 is 6.20%. The rate of duty between 8 November 2019 and 7 November 2020 is 6%. A number of developing countries are exempt from the safeguard duty.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

347 Plastics in primary forms
3907 Polyacetals, other polyethers and epoxide resins, in primary forms; polycarbonates, alkyd resins, polyallyl esters and other polyesters, in primary forms.
390760 Poly(ethylene terephthalate)

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