Turkish Trade Remedies – November 2017

Orçun Çetinkaya, LL.M. - December 11, 2017

The following article gives a summary of decrees by the Council of Ministers and communiqués by the Ministry of Economy regarding prevention of unfair competition in imports, made between 1 November 2017 and 30 November 2017.

Expiry Revision Investigation Launched for Latex Thread from Thailand

At the request of local manufacturers, the Import General Directorate of the Ministry has initiated an expiry revision investigation regarding imports of vulcanized rubber thread and ropes (latex thread) classified under the tariff code 4007.00, imported from Thailand.

The investigation was launched by the Communiqué on Prevention of Unfair Competition in Imports number 2017/26, published in Official Gazette number 30247 on 21 November 2017, entering into effect on the same date. Please see this link for the full text of the relevant Communiqué (only available in Turkish).

 

 

Anti-Dumping Duty Will Continue for Polyester Fibre Imports from Iran

The Cabinet of Ministry resolved to continue existing definitive measures for polyester fibre imports from Iran, classified under tariff code 5503.20.00.00.00, as well as to impose an additional anti-dumping duty lasting three years.

The additional anti-dumping duty will therefore be as follows:

Please see this link for the full text of the Decision on Surveillance Application in Imports number 2017/10799 published in Official Gazette number 30248 on 22 November 2017 (only available in Turkish).

 

 

Anti-Dumping Duty Will Continue for Polyester Texturized Thread Imports from India and Taiwan

At the request of local manufacturers, the Import General Directorate of the Ministry initiated an expiry revision investigation into imports of texturized thread from polyester, classified under the tariff code 5402.33, imported from the Republic of India and Chinese Taiwan.

The investigation was launched by the Communiqué on Safeguard Measures in Imports number 2017/27, published in Official Gazette number 30249 on 23 November 2017, entering into effect on the same date. Please see this link for the full text of the relevant Communiqué (only available in Turkish).

 

 

Anti-Dumping Duty Placed on Thick Plate Imports from People’s Republic of China

The Import General Directorate decided to impose definitive measure on imports of hot non-rolled steel plate (thick plate) from the People’s Republic of China, classified under tariff code 5402.33.

The anti-dumping duty rates are as follows for the goods mentioned:

The investigation was initiated by the Communiqué on Surveillance Application in Imports numbered 2017/32, published in Official Gazette number 30255 on 29 November 2017. Please see this link for the full text of the relevant Communiqué (only available in Turkish).