INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
07 May 2012 Initiation

IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
← back to the state act
Inception date: 07 May 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Safeguard

On 19 December 2007, the Turkish authorities initiated a safeguard investigation on imports of certain electric appliances such as grinders, mixers, blenders, mincing appliances and toasters

On 22 August 2008 a safeguard duty was imposed, but certain developing countries were excluded.

On 7 May 2012 the Turkish authorities communicated an extension of the safeguard measures in force. Duties vary between USD 5.40 and 3.50 USD (in 2012) The measure finally expired on 31 October 2013.

On 1 November 2013, Turkey reintroduced the safeguard duties. The products subject to duties are classified under the following HS code subheadings: 8508.11; 8509.40; 8509.80; 8516.60; and 8516.31. The duty is imposed for a period of 2 years and varies between 5 and 3 USD per unit. With respect to the safeguard duties in 2011 and 2012, all duties decreased by 0.40-0.50 USD.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

448 Domestic appliances & parts
8508 Vacuum cleaners.
850811 Of a power not exceeding 1,500 W and having a dust bag or other receptacle capacity not exceeding 20 l
8509 Electromechanical domestic appliances, with selfcontained electric motor, other than vacuum cleaners of heading 85.08.
850940 Food grinders and mixers; fruit or vegetable juice extractors
850980 Other appliances
8516 Electric instantaneous or storage water heaters and immersion heaters; electric space heating apparatus and soil heating apparatus; electrothermic hairdressing apparatus (for example, hair dryers, hair curlers, curling tong heaters) and hand dryers; ele
851631 Hair dryers
851660 Other ovens; cookers, cooking plates, boiling rings, grillers and roasters

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