INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
08 Apr 2016 Termination
04 Apr 2014 Renewal
14 Dec 2013 Review
11 Oct 2011 Renewal
31 Mar 2011 Review

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 Apr 2011 | Removal date: 08 Apr 2016

Safeguard

On 31 March 2011, the Turkish authorities initiated a sunset review of the definitive safeguard duty imposed on imports of travel goods, handbags and similar containers. The products subject to review are classified under HS code 4202. The definitive safeguard duty was originally imposed in March 2008.

On 12 October 2011, the Turkish authorities extended the definitive duty imposed on imports of the subject good. The rate of duty in the first year is USD 2.70 per kg with a maximum duty imposed of USD 4.25 per piece. The rate of duty in the second year is USD 2.60 per kg with a maximum duty imposed of USD 4 per piece. The rate of duty in the third year is USD 2.5 per kg with a maximum duty imposed of USD 3.75 per piece. The duty entered into force retrospectively on 8 April 2011 for a period of three years. Certain developing countries are exempt from duty. 

On 14 December 2013, the Turkish authorities initiated a sunset review. 

On 4 April 2014, the Turkish authorities extended the definitive duty imposed on imports of travel goods, handbags and similar containers. The rate of duty in the first year is USD 2.4 per kg with a maximum duty imposed of USD 3.50 per piece. The rate of duty in the second year is USD 2.30 per kg with a maximum duty imposed of USD 3.25 per piece. The duty entered into force on 8 April 2014 for a period of two years. Certain developing countries are exempt from duty.

On 8 April 2016, the definitive safeguard duty expired. 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

292 Luggage & handbags; saddlery & harness; other leather articles
4202 Trunks, suitcases, vanitycases, executivecases, briefcases, school satchels, spectacle cases, binocular cases, camera cases, musical instrument cases, gun cases, holsters and similar containers; travellingbags, insulated food or beverages bags, toile
420212 With outer surface of plastics or of textile materials
420219 Other
420221 With outer surface of leather or of composition leather
420222 With outer surface of plastic sheeting or of textile materials
420229 Other
420231 With outer surface of leather or of composition leather
420232 With outer surface of plastic sheeting or of textile materials
420291 With outer surface of leather or of composition leather
420292 With outer surface of plastic sheeting or of textile materials
420299 Other

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