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: 11 Nov 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

The government of Turkey on 11 November 2016, increased the import duties on a range of products classified under the following categories: 

  • Pulp, paper and paperboard,
  • Printed maps; music, printed or in manuscript; postcards, greeting cards, pictures and plans,
  • Stamps, cheque forms, banknotes, stock certificates, brochures and leaflets, advertising material and other printed matter,
  • Registers account books, notebooks, letter pads, diaries and similar articles, blotting-pads, binders, file covers, forms and other articles of stationery, of paper or paperboard,
  • Paints and varnishes and related products; artists' colours; ink,
  • Chemical products n.e.c.,
  • Packaging products of plastics,
  • Other plastics products,
  • Furniture,
  • Other manufactured articles n.e.c.,
  • Other fabricated metal products,
  • Optical instruments and photographic equipment, and parts and accessories thereof.

 

The newly increased import duties range from 11% to 25% (depending on the type of product). The previous import duties range from 0% to 6.5% (depending on the type of product and based on the latest available data provided by the WTO for the year 2015).

Furthermore, the government of Turkey exempts the following categories of countries from these newly increased import duties:

  • EU Member Countries, EFTA-Member Countries as well as countries that Turkey has FTAs with (i.e. Israel, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Morocco, Western Bank and Gaza Strip, Tunisia, Egypt, Georgia, Albania, Jordan, Chile, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Moldovia),
  • South Korea,
  • Mauritius,
  • Malaysia.

 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

MAP
TABLE
EXPORT

AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

321 Pulp, paper & paperboard
4819 Cartons, boxes, cases, bags and other packing containers, of paper, paperboard, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres; box files, letter trays, and similar articles, of paper or paperboard of a kind used in offices, shops or the like.
481910 Cartons, boxes and cases, of corrugated paper or paperboard
481920 Folding cartons, boxes and cases, of noncorrugated paper or paperboard
481930 Sacks and bags, having a base of a width of 40 cm or more
481940 Other sacks and bags, including cones
481950 Other packing containers, including record sleeves
481960 Box files, letter trays, storage boxes and similar articles, of a kind used in offices, shops or the like
4821 Paper or paperboard labels of all kinds, whether or not printed.
482110 Printed
4823 Other paper, paperboard, cellulose wadding and webs of cellulose fibres, cut to size or shape; other articles of paper pulp, paper, paperboard, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres.
482390 Other
327 Registers, notebooks, diaries & similar articles
4820 Registers, account books, note books, order books, receipt books, letter pads, memorandum pads, diaries and similar articles, exercise books, blottingpads, binders (looseleaf or other), folders, file covers, manifold business forms, interleaved carbon s
482010 Registers, account books, note books, order books, receipt books, letter pads, memorandum pads, diaries and similar articles
482030 Binders (other than book covers), folders and file covers
482090 Other
351 Paints & varnishes & related products; artists' colours; ink
3213 Artists', students' or signboard painters' colours, modifying tints, amusement colours and the like, in tablets, tubes, jars, bottles, pans or in similar forms or packings.
321310 Colours in sets
354 Chemical products n.e.c.
3506 Prepared glues and other prepared adhesives, not elsewhere specified or included; products suitable for use as glues or adhesives, put up for retail sale as glues or adhesives, not exceeding a net weight of 1 kg.
350610 Products suitable for use as glues or adhesives, put up for retail sale as glues or adhesives, not exceeding a net weight of 1 kg
364 Packaging products of plastics
3923 Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics; stoppers, lids, caps and other closures, of plastics.
392310 Boxes, cases, crates and similar articles
392321 Of polymers of ethylene
392329 Of other plastics
369 Other plastics products
3926 Other articles of plastics and articles of other materials of headings 39.01 to 39.14.
392610 Office or school supplies
381 Furniture
9610 Slates and boards, with writing or drawing surfaces, whether or not framed.
961000 Slates and boards, with writing or drawing surfaces, whether or not framed.
389 Other manufactured articles n.e.c.
9608 Ball point pens; felt tipped and other poroustipped pens and markers; fountain pens, stylograph pens and other pens; duplicating stylos; propelling or sliding pencils; penholders, pencilholders and similar holders; parts (including caps and clips) of t
960810 Ball point pens
960820 Felt tipped and other poroustipped pens and markers
960840 Propelling or sliding pencils
960850 Sets of articles from two or more of the foregoing subheadings
960899 Other
9609 Pencils (other than pencils of heading 96.08), crayons, pencil leads, pastels, drawing charcoals, writing or drawing chalks and tailors' chalks.
960910 Pencils and crayons, with leads encased in a rigid sheath
960920 Pencil leads, black or coloured
960990 Other
9612 Typewriter or similar ribbons, inked or otherwise prepared for giving impressions, whether or not on spools or in cartridges; inkpads, whether or not inked, with or without boxes.
961210 Ribbons
429 Other fabricated metal products
8304 Filing cabinets, cardindex cabinets, paper trays, paper rests, pen trays, officestamp stands and similar office or desk equipment, of base metal, other than office furniture of heading 94.03.
830400 Filing cabinets, cardindex cabinets, paper trays, paper rests, pen trays, officestamp stands and similar office or desk equipment, of base metal, other than office furniture of heading 94.03.
8305 Fittings for looseleaf binders or files, letter clips, letter corners, paper clips, indexing tags and similar office articles, of base metal; staples in strips (for example, for offices, upholstery, packaging), of base metal.
830510 Fittings for looseleaf binders or files
830520 Staples in strips
830590 Other, including parts

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