ANNOUNCEMENT 07 Dec 2018

On 7 December 2018, the government of Turkey 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: 416). Available at: http://www.resmigazete.gov.tr/eskiler/2018/12/20181207-14.pdf

Inception date: 07 Dec 2018 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 7 December 2018, with the Presidential Decree No.416, the government of Turkey introduced additional customs duties ranging from 5% to 30% on a wide range of products including but not limited to:

  • Generators,
  • Engines,
  • Pumps,
  • Fans,
  • Certain mechanical appliances,
  • Machines for cleaning, sorting, grading seed, grain, dried leguminous vegetables and machines used in the milling industry for the working cereals or dried leguminous vegetables,
  • Machine tools for working wood, cork, bone, hard plastics or rubber or similar hard materials,
  • Automatic beverage-vending machines,
  • Certain electrical machines and apparatus,
  • Therapeutic respiration apparatus,
  • Clocks,
  • Tricycles, scooters, pedal cars and similar wheeled toys,
  • Water sports equipment.

Previously there were no additional duties imposed on these products. The additional duty is imposed collectively with the MFN import duty set by the Decree on Import Regime. The rate of MFN import duties is between 0% and 4.7% depending on the subject good. Notably, Turkey’s FTA partners and EU countries are exempt from additional duties.