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 Mar 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

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:

  • 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, Mauritius);
  • South Korea;
  • Malaysia.

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.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

271 Made-up textile articles
9404 Mattress supports; articles of bedding and similar furnishing (for example, mattresses, quilts, eiderdowns, cushions, pouffes and pillows) fitted with springs or stuffed or internally fitted with any material or of cellular rubber or plastics, whether or
940490 Other
381 Furniture
9401 Seats (other than those of heading 94.02), whether or not convertible into beds, and parts thereof.
940130 Swivel seats with variable height adjustment
940140 Seats other than garden seats or camping equipment, convertible into beds
940161 Upholstered
940169 Other
940171 Upholstered
940179 Other
940180 Other seats
940190 Parts
9403 Other furniture and parts thereof.
940310 Metal furniture of a kind used in offices
940320 Other metal furniture
940330 Wooden furniture of a kind used in offices
940340 Wooden furniture of a kind used in the kitchen
940350 Wooden furniture of a kind used in the bedroom
940360 Other wooden furniture
940370 Furniture of plastics
940389 Other
940390 Parts
9404 Mattress supports; articles of bedding and similar furnishing (for example, mattresses, quilts, eiderdowns, cushions, pouffes and pillows) fitted with springs or stuffed or internally fitted with any material or of cellular rubber or plastics, whether or
940410 Mattress supports
940421 Of cellular rubber or plastics, whether or not covered
940429 Of other materials
481 Medical & surgical equipment & orthopaedic appliances
9402 Medical, surgical, dental or veterinary furniture (for example, operating tables, examination tables, hospital beds with mechanical fittings, dentists' chairs); barbers' chairs and similar chairs, having rotating as well as both reclining and elevating mo
940290 Other

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