ANNOUNCEMENT 10 Dec 2018

On 10 December 2018, the Government of Turkey has introduced additional customs duties on a wide range of products.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Official Gazette of Turkey, Presidential Decree on Import Regime. İthalat Rejimi Kararına Ek Karar (Karar Sayısı: 433). Available at: http://www.resmigazete.gov.tr/eskiler/2018/12/20181210-6.pdf

Inception date: 10 Dec 2018 | Removal date: open ended

Import tariff

On 10 December 2018, with a Presidential Decree, the Government of Turkey has introduced additional customs duties ranging from 10% to 30% on a wide range of products including:

  • Baths, shower baths, sinks, and similar sanitary ware of plastics
  • Lavatory seats and covers, reservoirs, tanks and similar containers of plastic
  • Doors windows and similar articles and parts thereof
  • Uncoated paper
  • Tiles, cubes, and similar articles,
  • Building stones and articles thereof (granite, marble, travertine, etc.)
  • Building blocks and bricks
  • Cufflinks and studs
  • Monitors and projectors
  • Automatic circuit breakers
  • Coaxial cable and other coaxial electric conductors
  • Tricycles, scooters, pedal cars and similar wheeled toys;
  • Dolls and dolls' carriages

The additional duty is imposed collectively with the MFN import duty set by Decree on Import Regime. The rate of MFN import tariffs is between 0% and 14% depending on the subject good. Notably, Turkey’s FTA partners and EU countries are exempt from additional duties.

On 14 June 2019, the government of Turkey abolished additional duties on the reception apparatus for TV classified under the tariff subheading 8528.72 through the Presidential Decree No.1144 (see related state act).

On 21 April 2020, the government of Turkey temporarily increased the additional duties (see related state act).