ANNOUNCEMENT 20 Feb 2009In February 2009, the government of Turkey announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
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
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.