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The government of Turkey on 8 March 2017, reduced the import duties on a range of products classified under the following categories: medical and surgical equipment, orthopaedic appliances, furniture and made-up textile articles. This reduction was implemented by amending Decree 2015/7699 of 23 May 2015 with Decree 2017/9780 of 8 March 2017.
The newly reduced import duties range from 15% to 30% (depending on the type of product). The previous import duties ranged from 25% to 50% (depending on the type of product and based on Decree 2015/7699 issued on 23 May 2015).
Furthermore, the government of Turkey via Decree 2017/9780 exempts the following individual categories of countries from the import duties applicable to the highlighted products:
For information purposes only, it is relevant denoting that in Decree 2015/7699 of 23 May 2015, Malaysia did not represent an individual country category part of the Turkish Import Tariff Regime. Furthermore, Decree 2015/7699 of 23 May 2015 does not explicitly highlight in which of the 8 country categories embedded in the Turkish Import Tariff Regime, does Malaysia belong to. Nevertheless, as Decree 2017/9780 reduces the highlighted import duties for all of the 8 country categories embedded in the Turkish Import Tariff Regime (i.e. country categories which are assumed to include Malaysia as well), this change is assumed to only be technical and not part of the GTA scope.
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