ANNOUNCEMENT 06 Feb 2014In February 2014, the government of Turkey announced a change in the price advantage granted to domestic producers in certain public tenders.
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Decree No. 6518 Article 51:
Title: AILE VE SOSYAL POLITIKALAR BAKANLIGININ TESKILAT VE G?REVLERI HAKKINDA KANUN H?KM?NDE KARARNAME ILE BAZI KANUN VE KANUN H?KM?NDE KARARNAMELERDE DEGISIKLIK YAPILMASINA DAIR KANUN
Title: YERLI MALI TEBLIGI ( Announcement of what constitutes a "Local Product")
On the 6 February 2014 the Turkish government decided to enforce a local preference margin of 15% for middle and high technology products. Up to this decision, the application of this margin was at the discretion of the authority issuing the tender.
To this end, article 63 of the Turkish Public Procurement code (law no. 4734) was amended as follows (own translation):
The first list which encompasses 2139 products ( e.g. computers, mobile phones, TVs, etc.) has been published in January 2015.
Furthermore, on 13 September 2014, the Turkish government specified the conditions for what constitutes a "local product" eligible for the above preference margin for the first time. The conditions are: