INVESTIGATION PROGRESS

Date Status
25 Apr 2015 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: No inception date

Safeguard

On April 25th, 2015, the Turkish authorities initiated a safeguard investigation on imports of porcelain tableware and kitchenware as well as on imports of ceramic tableware and kitchenware.
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code subheadings: 6911.10 and 6912.00.
This follows the application lodged by the firms Heris Seramik ve Turizm Sanayi A.S. and Kütahya Porselen A.S., firms that account for 75% of the domestic production of porcelain tableware and kitchenware and for 60% of the domestic production of ceramic tableware and kitchenware.

According to the UN Comtrade Database, in 2014 the following countries exported goods classified under HS code subheadings 6911.10 and 6912.00 to Turkey with a trade value over the GTA threshold of USD 1 million: China, Bangladesh, Egypt, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Thailand, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Poland, Thailand, Tunisia, Portugal, Indonesia, South Korea and France.
 
On 25 January 2016, the above safeguard investigation was terminated without the imposition of duties.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

372 Non-structural ceramic ware
6911 Tableware, kitchenware, other household articles and toilet articles, of porcelain or china.
691110 Tableware and kitchenware
6912 Ceramic tableware, kitchenware, other household articles and toilet articles, other than of porcelain or china.
691200 Ceramic tableware, kitchenware, other household articles and toilet articles, other than of porcelain or china.

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