ANNOUNCEMENT 31 Mar 2011

In March 2011, the government of Turkey initiated a sunset review and extended the definitive safeguard duty for a new period in October 2011. In December 2013, a sunset review was initiated and the duty was extended for a new period in April 2014. The duty was terminated in April 2016.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

WTO, Council for Trade in Goods - 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[...]handbags and similar containers. Issued on 13 March 2008. Available at: https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=123880,107837,64708&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=2&FullTextHash=371857150&HasEnglishRecord=True&HasFrenchRecord=True&HasSpanishRecord=True
Turkish Official Gazette No. 27891 of 31 March 2011, İTHALATTA KORUNMA ÖNLEMLERİNE İLİŞKİN TEBLİĞ (TEBLİĞ NO: 2011/5): https://www.mevzuat.gov.tr/Metin.Aspx?MevzuatKod=9.5.14863&MevzuatIliski=0&sourceXmlSearch=
Turkish Official Gazette No. 28082 of 12 October 2011, İTHALATTA KORUNMA ÖNLEMLERİNE İLİŞKİN TEBLİĞ (TEBLİĞ NO: 2011/12): https://www.resmigazete.gov.tr/eskiler/2011/10/20111012-10.htm
Turkish Official Gazette No. 28851 of 14 December 2013, İTHALATTA KORUNMA ÖNLEMLERİNE İLİŞKİN TEBLİĞ (TEBLİĞ NO: 2013/10): https://www.resmigazete.gov.tr/eskiler/2013/12/20131214-7.htm
Turkish Official Gazette No. 28962 of 4 April 2014, İTHALATTA KORUNMA ÖNLEMLERİNE İLİŞKİN TEBLİĞ (TEBLİĞ NO: 2014/3): https://www.resmigazete.gov.tr/eskiler/2014/04/20140404-27.htm

Inception date: 08 Apr 2011 | Removal date: 08 Apr 2016

Safeguard

On 31 March 2011, the Turkish authorities initiated a sunset review of the definitive safeguard duty imposed on imports of travel goods, handbags and similar containers. The products subject to review are classified under HS code 4202. The definitive safeguard duty was originally imposed in March 2008.

On 12 October 2011, the Turkish authorities extended the definitive duty imposed on imports of the subject good. The rate of duty in the first year is USD 2.70 per kg with a maximum duty imposed of USD 4.25 per piece. The rate of duty in the second year is USD 2.60 per kg with a maximum duty imposed of USD 4 per piece. The rate of duty in the third year is USD 2.5 per kg with a maximum duty imposed of USD 3.75 per piece. The duty entered into force retrospectively on 8 April 2011 for a period of three years. Certain developing countries are exempt from duty. 

On 14 December 2013, the Turkish authorities initiated a sunset review. 

On 4 April 2014, the Turkish authorities extended the definitive duty imposed on imports of travel goods, handbags and similar containers. The rate of duty in the first year is USD 2.4 per kg with a maximum duty imposed of USD 3.50 per piece. The rate of duty in the second year is USD 2.30 per kg with a maximum duty imposed of USD 3.25 per piece. The duty entered into force on 8 April 2014 for a period of two years. Certain developing countries are exempt from duty.

On 8 April 2016, the definitive safeguard duty expired. 

AFFECTED SECTORS