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Turkey introduces an additional customs duty on 115 goods

17/ 08/ 2020
  On August 20, the Presidential Decree № 31204 of R. Erdogan will enter into force. This Decree introduces additional customs duties on 115 goods, including the confectionery products. Thus, the confectionery imported into Turkey will be subject to an additional duty of 15% to 20%, except for products from the EU and countries with which Turkey has signed Free Trade Agreements. Meanwhile, Ukrainian sugar and chocolate confectionery products will be subjected to an additional duty of 20%, flour confectionery - of 15%. At present, access to the Turkish market is already significantly complicated for Ukrainian confectionery producers as Turkey has applied high import duty rates and an additional tariff on the agricultural component (thus, the confectionery is subjected to the total duty of 35-45%). At the same time, Turkish products enter the Ukrainian market in much better terms. The level of import duty rates for imported Turkish confectionery ranges from 5 to 15%. Therefore, the decision of the Turkish authorities to raise customs rates significantly worsens the existing unequal conditions for Ukraine to access the Turkish market and creates a non-competitive environment for Ukrainian producers. Accordingly, the introduction of additional duties by the Turkish side will make it economically impractical to export Ukrainian confectionery to Turkey and, in fact, completely block the exports of this product category. In this regard, the European Business Association calls on the responsible authorities of Ukraine to take immediate measures to prevent the Republic of Turkey from raising customs duties on Ukrainian confectionery.   For the reference: Presidential Decree № 31204 of R. Erdogan was published in the Official Gazette of Turkey on August 5, 2020. It complements the Presidential Decree № 2819 of R. Erdogan On the import regime. The decree comes into force 15 days after its publication.   Be the first to learn about the latest EBA news with our Telegram-channel – EBAUkraine.

On August 20, the Presidential Decree № 31204 of R. Erdogan will enter into force. This Decree introduces additional customs duties on 115 goods, including the confectionery products. Thus, the confectionery imported into Turkey will be subject to an additional duty of 15% to 20%, except for products from the EU and countries with which Turkey has signed Free Trade Agreements. Meanwhile, Ukrainian sugar and chocolate confectionery products will be subjected to an additional duty of 20%, flour confectionery – of 15%.

At present, access to the Turkish market is already significantly complicated for Ukrainian confectionery producers as Turkey has applied high import duty rates and an additional tariff on the agricultural component (thus, the confectionery is subjected to the total duty of 35-45%).

At the same time, Turkish products enter the Ukrainian market in much better terms. The level of import duty rates for imported Turkish confectionery ranges from 5 to 15%. Therefore, the decision of the Turkish authorities to raise customs rates significantly worsens the existing unequal conditions for Ukraine to access the Turkish market and creates a non-competitive environment for Ukrainian producers. Accordingly, the introduction of additional duties by the Turkish side will make it economically impractical to export Ukrainian confectionery to Turkey and, in fact, completely block the exports of this product category.

In this regard, the European Business Association calls on the responsible authorities of Ukraine to take immediate measures to prevent the Republic of Turkey from raising customs duties on Ukrainian confectionery.

 

For the reference:

Presidential Decree № 31204 of R. Erdogan was published in the “Official Gazette ” of Turkey on August 5, 2020. It complements the Presidential Decree № 2819 of R. Erdogan “On the import regime”. The decree comes into force 15 days after its publication.

 

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