ANNOUNCEMENT 05 Mar 2011

In March 2011, the government of Turkey initiated a sunset review and extended the definitive safeguard duty in October 2011. In December 2013, a sunset review was initiated and the duty was extended for a new period in February 2014. The duty was terminated in March 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(a) of the Agreement on Safeguards on Initiation of an Investigation and the Reasons for It - Turkey[...]es and Mountings for Spectacles.Issued on 23 February 2007. Available at: https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=121961,121666,60974&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=2&FullTextHash=371857150&HasEnglishRecord=True&HasFrenchRecord=True&HasSpanishRecord=True
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[...]- Spectacle frames – Supplement. Issued on 8 November 2011. Available at: https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=43691&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=0&FullTextHash=371857150&HasEnglishRecord=True&HasFrenchRecord=True&HasSpanishRecord=True
Turkish Official Gazette No. 27865 of 5 March 2011, İTHALATTA KORUNMA ÖNLEMLERİNE İLİŞKİN TEBLİĞ (TEBLİĞ NO: 2011/3): https://www.mevzuat.gov.tr/Metin.Aspx?MevzuatKod=9.5.14775&MevzuatIliski=0&sourceXmlSearch=
Turkish Official Gazette No. 28082 of 12 October 2011, İTHALATTA KORUNMA ÖNLEMLERİNE İLİŞKİN TEBLİĞ (TEBLİĞ NO: 2011/13): https://www.resmigazete.gov.tr/eskiler/2011/10/20111012-11.htm
Turkish Official Gazette No. 28851 of 14 December 2014, İTHALATTA KORUNMA ÖNLEMLERİNE İLİŞKİN TEBLİĞ (TEBLİĞ NO: 2013/9): https://www.resmigazete.gov.tr/eskiler/2013/12/20131214-6.htm
Turkish Official Gazette No. 28918 of 19 February 2014, İTHALATTA KORUNMA ÖNLEMLERİNE İLİŞKİN TEBLİĞ (TEBLİĞ NO: 2014/1): https://www.mevzuat.gov.tr/Metin.Aspx?MevzuatKod=9.5.19412&MevzuatIliski=0&sourceXmlSearch=%C4%B0thalatta%20Korunma%20%C3%96nlemlerine%20%C4%B0li%C5%9Fkin%20Tebli%C4%9F

Inception date: 05 Mar 2011 | Removal date: 05 Mar 2016

Safeguard

On 5 March 2011, the Turkish authorities initiated a sunset review of the definitive safeguard duty imposed on imports of spectacle frames. The products subject to review are classified under HS code 9003.11.00.00.00 and 9003.19.00.00.00. 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 2.55 per piece. The rate of duty in the second year is USD 2.40 per piece. The rate of duty in the third year is USD 2.25 per piece. The duty entered into force retrospectively on 5 March 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. 

19 February 2014, the Turkish authorities extended the definitive duty imposed on imports of spectacle frames. A safeguard duty is imposed on goods with a CIF value below a threshold level of USD 35 per piece. The rate of duty in the first year is USD 1.75 or 2 per piece depending on the specific good. The rate of duty in the second year is 1.50 or 1.75 per piece depending on the specific good. The duty entered into force on 5 March 2014 for a period of two years. Certain developing countries are exempt from duty.

On 5 March 2016, the definitive safeguard duty expired. 

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