The following article gives an overview of recent developments
in enforcement of the Turkish customs regime, including decisions
by the Council of Ministers and communiqués by the Ministry
of Economy regarding prevention of unfair competition in imports,
made between 4 August 2015 and 13 August 2015.
1. Application and Distribution Procedures and
Principles for Tariff Quotas in Relation to a Safeguard Measure
Imposed on Wallpaper and Similar Wallcoverings
A safeguard measure has been imposed on wallpaper and similar
wallcoverings from 6 August 2015 by Decree number 2015/7751 by the
Council of Ministers ("Decree"). The
Decree outlines tariff quotas which will apply to listed
The Communiqué on Tariff Quotas in Imports number 2015/02
procedures and principals for applying and distributing tariff
quotas related to the safeguard measure imposed on wallpaper and
similar wallcoverings. The Communiqué was published in
Official Gazette number 29437 on 6 August 2015 and entered into
effect on that day.
To apply to receive the tariff quota, an Import License
Application Form must be completed and sent to the Ministry of
Economy ("Ministry") with the following
Power of attorney, if the declarer and importer are
Proforma invoice or commercial invoice.
The tariff quota will be distributed on a first-come,
first-served basis. The tariff quota amount granted will not exceed
net 20 tones per import license. An import license will be only
issued for a country or customs zone.
During imports made within the scope of a tariff quota, the
customs authority will request import license and documents
reflecting the preferential origin of the goods.
Goods which are subject to the tariff quota can only enter into
free circulation while the import license is valid. Import licenses
must be returned to the Ministry after expiry and cannot be
Please see this link for the full text of the relevant
Communiqué and its annexes (only available in Turkish).
Please see this
link for our article in relation to relevant Decree.
2. Change to Customs Duty Applied to Goods From
The customs duty applied to goods from Malaysia has been changed
by Council of Ministers Decree number 2015/7983
The Decree states that an additional customs duty (under the
Additional Decrees to Import Regime Decree) will not be applied to
goods from Malaysia.
The Decree was published in Official Gazette number 29434
(Duplicated) on 3 August 2015 and entered into effect on that
Please see this link for the full text of the relevant Decree
and its annexes (only available in Turkish).
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