ANNOUNCEMENT 28 Feb 2011
In February 2011, the government of Turkey initiated a new safeguard investigation. Definitive safeguard duties were imposed 8 November 2011. A sunset review was initiated in 2014 and again in 2017. In November 2017, the duty was extended for an additional period following the conclusion of a sunset review.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
WTO, Committee on Safeguards, 28 March 2011, Document G/SG/N/6/TUR/16: https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=95511,104947,101767,103471,65405,68187,68546,108678,103760,69360&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=2&FullTextHash=
WTO, Committee on Safeguards, 24 June 2011, Document G/SG/N/8/TUR/13, G/SG/N/10/TUR/13, G/SG/N/11/TUR/16: https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=85526,25853,42360,96741,84872,43691,107837,96145,61311,104121&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=9&FullTextHash=
Committee on safeguards - Notification of the initiation of a review pursuant to article 7.2 regarding the extension of a safeguard measure - Turkey - Polyethylene terephthalate, 16/07/2014 (Document G/SG/N/10/TUR/13/Suppl.1 ; G/SG/N/14/TUR/10): https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=227507,132925,131838,129230,129194,129115,127581,126320,125941,125873&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=8&FullTextHash=
Committee on Safeguards - Notification under article 12.1(b) of the Agreement on Safeguards on finding a serious injury or threat thereof caused by increased'...'lene terephthalate - Supplement, 08/10/2014 (Document
G/SG/N/8/TUR/13/Suppl.1 ; G/SG/N/10/TUR/13/Suppl.2 ; G/SG/N/11/TUR/16/Suppl.1): https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=227507,132925,131838,129230,129194,129115,127581,126320,125941,125873&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=6&FullTextHash=
Turkish Official Gazette, Issue No. 30099, 17.06.2017, Notification No. 2017/06, İTHALATTA KORUNMA ÖNLEMLERİNE İLİŞKİN TEBLİĞ: http://www.resmigazete.gov.tr/eskiler/2017/06/20170617-9.htm
WTO, Committee on Safeguards, 9 November 2017, Document G/SG/N/8/TUR/13/Suppl.2 G/SG/N/10/TUR/13/Suppl.3 G/SG/N/11/TUR/16/Suppl.2: https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/DDFDocuments/240044/q/G/SG/N8TUR13S2.pdf
On 28 February 2011, the Turkish authorities initiated a safeguard investigation on imports of Poly(ethylene terephthalate) having a minimum viscosity number of 78 ml/g. The product subject to investigation is classified under the following HS code subheading: 3907.60.20.
On 8 November 2011, the Turkish authorities imposed a definitive safeguard duty on imports of the subject good. The rate of duty is 8% the first year, 7.5% the second year and 7% the third year.
On 8 July 2014, the Turkish authorities initiated an expiry review of the above safeguard measure.
On 8 November 2014, the safeguard duty was extended for a period of three years i.e. until 7 November 2017. This follows the conclusion of the above investigation. The rate of duty is 6.75 the first year, 6.65 the second year and 6.55 the last year.
On 17 June 2017, the Turkish authorities initiated a sunset review of the safeguard measure imposed on imports of the subject good.
On 8 November 2017, The Turkish authorities extended the safeguard duty on imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) falling under HS code subheading 3907.61.00.00.00. The rate of duty between 8 November 2017 and 7 November 2018 is 6.40%. The rate of duty between 8 November 2018 and 7 November 2019 is 6.20%. The rate of duty between 8 November 2019 and 7 November 2020 is 6%. A number of developing countries are exempt from the safeguard duty.