ANNOUNCEMENT 10 Aug 2018

On 10 August 2018, the government of Turkey announced a change in import duties of some agricultural products.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

Official Gazette of Turkey, Presidential Decree on Import Regime. İthalat Rejimi Kararına Ek Karar (Karar Sayısı: 19). Available at: http://www.resmigazete.gov.tr/eskiler/2018/08/20180810-2.pdf

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

Import tariff

On 10 August 2018, the government of Turkey announced a change in the import duties of some agricultural products through the Presidential Decree No.19. The previous and the new tariff rates for product groups are provided below:

  • For sunflower seeds classified in the Turkish Customs Schedule under the customs tariff codes 1206.00.91.00.19 and 1206.00.99.00.19 import tariff rates are decreased from 27% to 13%.
  • For residues of starch manufacture and similar residues; beetpulp, bagasse and other waste of sugar manufacture; and brewing or distilling dregs and waste classified under the tariff subheadings 2303.10, 2303.20 and 2303.30 import tariff rates are decreased from 4.3% to 0%.
  • For oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of groundnut oil classified under the tariff subheading 2305.00 import tariff rates are decreased from 13% to 0%.
  • Oilcake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of vegetable fats or oils classified under the tariff subheadings 2306.10, 2306.20, 2306.30, 2306.41, 2306.49, 2306.50, 2306.60 and 2306.90 import tariff rates are decreased from 6.5% to 0%.

On 25 July 2019, the government of Turkey increased the import tariff rates on sunflower seeds from 13% to 20% temporarily until 31 January 2020 (see related state act).

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