ANNOUNCEMENT 25 Apr 2015

In April 2015, the government of Turkey initiated a new safeguard investigation.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 1 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



WTO, Committee on Safeguards, Notification under Article 12.1 (A) of the Agreement on Safeguards, Turkey, Porcelain and Ceramic Tableware, Kitchenware, 29.04.2015 (Document G/SG/N/6/TUR/21):
https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S006.aspx?Query=@Symbol=%20(g/sg/n/6/tur/21)&Language=ENGLISH&Context=FomerScriptedSearch&languageUIChanged=true#
Turkish Official Gazette, Issue No. 29337, 25.04.2015, Safeguard Notification No. 2015/3, ITHALATTA KORUNMA ?NLEMLERINE ILISKIN TEBLIG 2015/3:
http://www.ekonomi.gov.tr/portal/content/conn/UCM/path/Contribution%20Folders/web/%c4%b0thalat/Ticaret%20Politikas%c4%b1%20Savunma%20Ara%c3%a7lar%c4%b1/Korunma%20%c3%96nlemleri%20-%20Safeguards/Y%c3%bcr%c3%bcyen%20Soru%c5%9fturmalar%20-%20Ongoing%20Investigations/Porselen%20ve%20Seramikten%20Sofra%20Mutfak%20E%c5%9fyas%c4%b1%20%28Porcelain%20and%20Ceramic%20Tableware%20and%20Kitchenware%29/01.%c4%b0thalatta%20Korunma%20%c3%96nlemlerine%20%c4%b0li%c5%9fkin%20Tebli%c4%9f%20%28Tebli%c4%9f%20No%202015-3%29%20%2825.4.2015%20-%2029337%29.docx
Non-Confidential Summary of the Application:
http://www.ekonomi.gov.tr/portal/content/conn/UCM/path/Contribution%20Folders/web/%c4%b0thalat/Ticaret%20Politikas%c4%b1%20Savunma%20Ara%c3%a7lar%c4%b1/Korunma%20%c3%96nlemleri%20-%20Safeguards/Y%c3%bcr%c3%bcyen%20Soru%c5%9fturmalar%20-%20Ongoing%20Investigations/Porselen%20ve%20Seramikten%20Sofra%20Mutfak%20E%c5%9fyas%c4%b1%20%28Porcelain%20and%20Ceramic%20Tableware%20and%20Kitchenware%29/04.Porselen%20ve%20Seramikten%20Sofra%20Mutfak%20E%c5%9fyas%c4%b1%20%c4%b0thalat%c4%b1nda%20Korunma%20%c3%96nlemi%20Uygulanmas%c4%b1na%20Y%c3%b6nelik%20Ba%c5%9fvurunun%20Gizli%20Olmayan%20%c3%96zeti.docx

WTO, Committee on Safeguards, Information to be notified to the Committee where a safeguard investigation is terminated with no safeguard measure imposed - Turkey, 07.02.2017 (Document G/SG/N/6/TUR/21): https://docs.wto.org/dol2fe/Pages/FE_Search/FE_S_S009-DP.aspx?language=E&CatalogueIdList=234653,234474,234248,234249,234173,234004,233946,233852,233842,233546&CurrentCatalogueIdIndex=3&FullTextHash=&HasEnglishRecord=True&HasFrenchRecord=True&HasSpanishRecord=True


Inception date: No inception date

Safeguard

On April 25th, 2015, the Turkish authorities initiated a safeguard investigation on imports of porcelain tableware and kitchenware as well as on imports of ceramic tableware and kitchenware.
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS code subheadings: 6911.10 and 6912.00.
This follows the application lodged by the firms Heris Seramik ve Turizm Sanayi A.S. and Kütahya Porselen A.S., firms that account for 75% of the domestic production of porcelain tableware and kitchenware and for 60% of the domestic production of ceramic tableware and kitchenware.

According to the UN Comtrade Database, in 2014 the following countries exported goods classified under HS code subheadings 6911.10 and 6912.00 to Turkey with a trade value over the GTA threshold of USD 1 million: China, Bangladesh, Egypt, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Thailand, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Poland, Thailand, Tunisia, Portugal, Indonesia, South Korea and France.
 
On 25 January 2016, the above safeguard investigation was terminated without the imposition of duties.

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