ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Jan 2010In January 2010, the government of Turkey announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
WTO, OECD & UNCTAD. (2009). Report on G20 Trade and Investment Measures. To be obtained at http://www.unctad.org/en/docs/wto_oecd_unctad2009_en.pdf
WTO, OECD & UNCTAD. (2010). REPORT ON G20 TRADE AND INVESTMENT MEASURES. Available at http://www.unctad.org/en/docs/wto_oecd_unctad2010d1_en.pdf
From 1 January 2010, the Turkish government applies a reduced import tariff on certain cereals. As was notified by the Permanent Delegation of Turkey to the WTO, imports of buckwheat and millet will now be charged with a duty of 80 percent and 40 percent respectively.
According to the previous report of the WTO, the OECD and UNCTAD, the government of Turkey had raised import tariffs on wheat, melsin, rye, oat and buckwheat on 15 May 2009. According to the report, import duties have been increased from 80 to 130 percent for a total of 13 unspecified tariff lines.
The latest step on 1 January 2010 reducs part of the initial tariff hike. The Permanent Delegation of Turkey to the WTO has verified each step of the stated measure.
By virtue of the EU-Turkey Customs Union Agreement of December 22, 1995, the tariffs do not apply to products from EU member states.