INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
06 Aug 2018 Renewal
23 Feb 2018 Review
20 Jun 2015 Definitive duty
12 Dec 2014 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: 20 Jun 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Safeguard

On December 12, 2014, the Turkish authorities initiated a safeguard investigation on imports of wallpaper and similar wallcoverings.
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 4814.2000, 4814.9010 and 4814.9070.
This follows the application lodged by the firms Armada Wallpapers Construction Glassware Mine Transportation Import-Export and Ind. Trade Company and Halley Wallpaper and Packing Ind. Trade Company, firms that account for 70% of the domestic production of the subject goods.
According to the UN Comtrade Database, in 2013 the following countries exported goods classified under HS code subheadings 4814.20 and 4814.90 to Turkey with a trade value over the GTA threshold of USD 1 million: South Korea, Germany, Italy, China, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America, Belgium and France.
 
On June 20th, 2015, the Turkish authorities imposed a definitive safeguard duty on imports of wallpaper and similar wallcoverings (Notification 2015/4, 20.06.2015). The amount of the duty is USD 5 per kilogram during the first year, USD 4.5 per kilogram during the second year and USD 4 per kilogram during the third year. This measure shall remain in force for a period of three years.

On 23 February 2018, the Turkish authorities initiated a sunset review of the safeguard duty imposed on wallpaper and similar wallcoverings. 

On 6 August 2018, the Turkish authorities extended the definitive duty on imports of the subject good for a period of three years following the conclusion of the sunset review. The rate of duty between 6 August 2018 and 5 August 2019 is USD 3.75 per kg. The rate of duty between 6 August 2019 and 5 August 2020 is USD 3.5 per kg. The rate of duty between 6 August 2020 and 5 August 2021 is USD 3.25 per kg. Certain developing countries are exempt from the safeguard duty.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

321 Pulp, paper & paperboard
4814 Wallpaper and similar wall coverings; window transparencies of paper.
481420 Wallpaper and similar wall coverings, consisting of paper coated or covered, on the face side, with a grained, embossed, coloured, designprinted or otherwise decorated layer of plastics
481490 Other

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