ANNOUNCEMENT 18 Oct 2019

On 18 October 2019, the government of Turkey introduced additional customs duties on special woven fabrics and other similar textile 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: 1665). Available at: https://www.resmigazete.gov.tr/eskiler/2019/10/20191018-7.pdf

Inception date: 18 Oct 2019 | Removal date: 20 Apr 2020

Import tariff

On 18 October 2019, the government of Turkey introduced 10% additional customs duties on special woven fabrics, tufted textile fabrics, lace, tapestries, trimmings, embroidery classified under the tariff headings 5803, 5804, 5806, 5807, 5808, 5809, 5810 and 5811.

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 duty is ranging from 5% to 8%. Notably, Turkey’s FTA partners and EU countries are exempt from additional duties.

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

AFFECTED SECTORS