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Turkish cabinet determines tariff quota for PET imports

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 31/10/2014 (15:49)
After approving a safeguard measure on PET imports, the Turkish cabinet has opened a tariff allocation for countries which will be exempt from these additional duties. According to a statement published in the Official Gazette on October 31, 2014, the safeguard measures are to take effect on November 8.

According to the new regulation, countries outlined under the tariff quotas will be exempt from safeguard measures on the condition that total PET exports from all the affected countries to Turkey do not exceed 8,509 tons for each year. The tariff quota per country, meanwhile, will not exceed 2,836 tons.

According to the decision, the additional financial obligation for PET imports for countries subject to the additional duty will be 6.75% in the first year, 6.65% the next year and 6.55% in the third year.

The complete list of the countries that are under tariff quotas:

Afghanistan, Samoa, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentine, Albania, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Algeria, Djibouti, Cook Islands, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, East Timor, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Morocco, Fiji, Ivory Coast, Philippines, Palestine, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guyana, South Africa, South Georgia, Georgia, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Iran, Jamaica, Cambodia, Cameroon, Montenegro, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kirghizstan, Kosovo, Kiribati, Columbia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lebanon, Madagascar, Macedonia, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Egypt, Micronesia, Mongolia, Moldova, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Niger, Nigeria, Nicaragua, North Korea, Central African Republic, Uzbekistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Ruanda, Russia, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somali, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Surinam, Swaziland, Chili, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Tuvalu, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Jordan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
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