ANNOUNCEMENT 20 Feb 2009

In February 2009, the government of Turkey announced a change in import duties.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



Indisteel. (2009). Turkey to lower import tax on certain steel products. Available at http://www.indisteel.com/news_article/turkey-lower-import-tax-certain-steel-products

OECD. (2010). Recent trends in steel trade. Available at http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/23/51/45144119.pdf

Steel Guru. (2009). Turkey increases import duty on steel products. Available at http://www.steelguru.com/middle_east_news/Turkey_increases_import_duty_on_steel_products/77340.html

Steel Orbis. (2009). Increased duties on certain steel products in Turkey's new import tariff regime. Available at http://www.steelorbis.com/steel-news/latest-news/increased-duties-on-certain-steel-products-in-turkeys-new-import-tariff-regime-451825.htm


Inception date: 20 Feb 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

In September 2009, the Turkish government reduced some of the import tariffs it had raised in February 2009. According to consistent press reports, the import tariffs on cold- and hot-rolled coil have been reduced to 9 and 10 percent, respectively.
 
In February 2009, the Turkish government had raised import tariffs on these two products plus those on hot dip galvanized steels and pre-galvanized steels (to 15 percent).
 
By virtue of the EU-Turkey Customs Union Agreement of December 22, 1995, the tariffs do not apply to products from EU member states.

AFFECTED SECTORS