INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
01 Jun 2012 Renewal
06 Apr 2012 Review
06 Jun 2009 Definitive duty
02 May 2009 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: 06 Jun 2009 | Removal date: 06 Jun 2015
Still in force

Safeguard

On 6 June 2009, the Turkish authorities imposed a safeguard duty on imports of matches falling under HS code 3605. This follows the conclusion of a safeguard investigation initiated on 2 May 2009. The rate of duty imposed from 6 June 2009 for a period of one year is the difference between the threshold level of USD 3.10 per kg and the actual value with a maximum applied duty of USD 1 per kg. The rate of duty imposed from 6 June 2010 for a period of one year is the difference between the threshold level of USD 3.05 per kg and the actual value with a maximum applied duty of USD 0.95 per kg. The rate of duty imposed from 6 June 2011 for a period of one year is the difference between the threshold level of USD 3 per kg and the actual value with a maximum applied duty of USD 0.9 per kg. The duty is in force for a period of three years. Certain developing countries are exempt from safeguard duties.

On 1 June 2012, the Turkish authorities extended the safeguard duty imposed on imports of the subject good. This follows the conclusion of a sunset review initiated on 6 April 2012. The rate of duty imposed from 6 June 2012 for a period of one year is the difference between the threshold level of USD 2.95 per kg and the actual value with a maximum applied duty of USD 85 per kg. The rate of duty imposed from 6 June 2013 for a period of one year is the difference between the threshold level of USD 2.9 per kg and the actual value with a maximum applied duty of USD 0.8 per kg. The rate of duty imposed from 6 June 2014 for a period of one year is the difference between the threshold level of USD 2.85 per kg and the actual value with a maximum applied duty of USD 0.75 per kg. The duty is in force for a period of three years. Certain developing countries are exempt from safeguard duties.

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389 Other manufactured articles n.e.c.
3605 Matches, other than pyrotechnic articles of heading 36.04.
360500 Matches, other than pyrotechnic articles of heading 36.04.

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