ANNOUNCEMENT 23 Dec 2020
On 23 December 2020, the government of Turkey temporarily reduced the import tariffs on rice.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Official gazette of Turkey, “İthalat Rejimi Kararına Ek Karar (Karar Sayısı: 3322)”, [Amendment in the Import regime decree, No:3322]. Available at: https://www.resmigazete.gov.tr/eskiler/2020/12/20201223-22.pdf
On 23 December 2020, the government of Turkey temporarily reduced the import tariffs on rice. More specifically, import tariffs on rice in the husk, for sowing are reduced from 15% to 5%; import tariffs on rice in the husk, other than for sowing are reduced from 34% to 5%; import tariffs on husked (brown) rice are reduced from 36% to 10%; and import tariffs on semi-milled or wholly milled rice and broken rice are reduced from 45% to 15%. Subject products are classified under the tariff subheading 1006.
Amendments in the import duties are made through an explanatory note included in the import tariff regime decree.
Reduction in the import duties will be valid until 30 April 2021. Effective from 1 May 2021 onwards, previous duties will be in force.