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Quarterly Update on Anti-Dumping Cases in Turkey (December 2017)

January 2018 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law .

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In Turkey, the authority to initiate dumping or subsidy examinations, upon complaint or, where necessary, ex officio, is given to the Ministry of Economy ("Ministry"). Within the scope of this authority, the Ministry announces its decisions with the communiqués published on the Official Gazette.

During the last quarter of 2017, the Ministry has initiated a significant number of investigations and announced its decisions upon concluding many of the ongoing investigations.

Below is a bullet-point summary of the status of the anti-dumping cases initiated or revised during the last quarter of 2017:

  • CommuniquĂ© No. 2017/21 dated October 20th, 2017, concerning knuckles / fixed hangers, hat hangers, bends / drawer rails originating from Spain, Italy, Thailand and Greece: Within the scope of the investigation regarding neutralizing the effect of current dumping measures on imports of "knuckles / fixed hangers, hat hangers, bends / drawer rails" by way of deviation of origin through  Spain, Italy, Thailand and Greece, the Ministry has decided to apply the same measures applied against People's Republic of China, to Spain, Italy, Thailand and Greece.
  • CommuniquĂ© No. 2017/22 dated October 20th, 2017, concerning quilted hosiery originating from People's Republic of China: The Ministry announced its decision upon the completion of the anti-dumping investigation on "quilted hosiery" originating from Republic of China.  In this respect, the Ministry decided to apply an anti-dumping duty on imports of quilted hosiery with CN Code 5811.00, originating from People's Republic of China in the rate of 17.29 %.
  • CommuniquĂ© No. 2017/23 dated October 20th, 2017, concerning dioctyl-phthalate originating from South Korea: The Ministry announced its decision upon the completion of the anti-dumping investigation on "dioctyl-phthalate 2917.32.00.00.00 CN Code" originating from South Korea.  In this respect, the Ministry decided to apply an anti-dumping duty on imports of dioctyl-phthalate originating from South Korea, in rates ranging from 7.99 % to 12.57 %.
  • CommuniquĂ© No. 2017/24 dated October 20th, 2017, concerning dioctyl terephthalates originating from South Korea: The Ministry announced its decision upon the completion of the anti-dumping investigation on "dioctyl terephthalates 2917.39.95.90.13 CN Code" originating from South Korea.  In this respect, the Ministry decided to apply an anti-dumping duty on imports of dioctyl terephthalates originating from South Korea, in rates ranging from 7.99 % to 12.57 %.
  • CommuniquĂ© No. 2017/25 dated October 17th, 2017, concerning thin and thick pipes out of refined copper originating from Greece: The Ministry announced its decision upon the completion of the anti-dumping investigation on "thin and thick pipes out of refined copper" originating from Greece, with CN Codes 7411.10.10.00.00 ve 7411.10.90.00.00.  In this respect, the Ministry decided to apply an anti-dumping duty on imports of thin and thick pipes out of refined copper originating from Greece, in rates ranging from 5 % to 9 %.
  • CommuniquĂ© No. 2017/26 dated November 21st, 2017, concerning yarn and ropes out of vulcanized rubber (latex yarn) CN Code 4007.00 originating from Kingdom of Thailand: The Ministry initiated a final review investigation against the current dumping measures on imports of "yarn and ropes out of vulcanized rubber (latex yarn)" originating from Kingdom of Thailand.
  • CommuniquĂ© No. 2017/27 dated November 23rd, 2017, concerning textured yarn out of polyesters originating from Republic of India and Chinese Taipei: The Ministry initiated a final review investigation against the current dumping measures on imports of "textured yarn out of polyesters CN Code 5402.33" originating from Republic of India and Chinese Taipei.
  • CommuniquĂ© No. 2017/28 dated December 8th, 2017, concerning granite originating from Iran: The Ministry initiated an investigation against the termination of current dumping measures on imports of "granite" originating from Iran. 
  • CommuniquĂ© No. 2017/29 dated December 15th, 2017, concerning granite originating from Vietnam: The Ministry initiated a new exporter review investigation on imports of "granite" with CN Codes 6802.23 ve 6802.93 originating from Vietnam.
  • CommuniquĂ© No. 2017/30 dated November 28th, 2017, concerning polycarboxylate originating from Republic of Korea: The Ministry announced that it has initiated an anti-dumping investigation on the imports of polycarboxylate originating from Republic of Korea.
  • CommuniquĂ© No. 2017/31 dated November 30th, 2017, concerninglighters (gas oven and cooker component CN Code  9613.80.00.00.11) originating from People's Republic of China: The Ministry announced that it has initiated an anti-dumping investigation on the imports of lighters (ones that are used in ovens and cookers as firing system) originating from People's Republic of China.
  • CommuniquĂ© No. 2017/32 dated November 29th, 2017, concerning hot rolled flat steel not in a roll form (thick plate) originating from People's Republic of China: The Ministry announced its decision upon the completion of the anti-dumping investigation on "hot rolled flat steel not in a roll form (thick plate)" originating from People's Republic of China.  In this respect, the Ministry decided to apply an anti-dumping duty on imports of hot rolled flat steel not in a roll form (thick plate) originating from People's Republic of China, in rates ranging from 16.89% to 22.55 %.
  • CommuniquĂ© No. 2017/33 dated December 2nd, 2017, concerning tires of heavy vehicles, agricultural vehicles and engineering vehicles (new tires out of rubber) originating from People's Republic of China: The Ministry announced its decision upon the completion of the final review investigation on "tires of heavy vehicles, agricultural vehicles and engineering vehicles (new tires out of rubber)" originating from People's Republic of China.  In this respect, the Ministry decided to maintain the current measures as is, as 60 %.
  • CommuniquĂ© No. 2017/34 dated November 28th, 2017, concerning thin and thick pipes out of refined copper originating from the United Arab Emirates and India: The Ministry announced that, upon withdrawal of the complaint during the investigation period, the dumping investigation is terminated without implementation of any measures.
  • CommuniquĂ© No. 2017/35 dated December 23rd, 2017, concerning uncolored flat glass originating from Russian Federation: The Ministry announced its decision upon the completion of the anti-dumping investigation on "uncolored flat glass" originating from Russian Federation.  In this respect, the Ministry decided to apply an anti-dumping duty on imports of uncolored flat glass originating from Russian Federation, in rates ranging from 8 % to 10 %.
  • CommuniquĂ© No. 2017/36 dated December 29th, 2017, concerning wires - copper wires (copper wire rod) originating from Russian Federation and Ukraine: The Ministry announced its decision upon the completion of the final review investigation on "wires - copper wires (copper wire rod)" originating from Russian Federation and Ukraine.  In this respect, the Ministry decided to terminate the current dumping measures against Russian Federation and Ukraine.
  • CommuniquĂ© No. 2017/37 dated December 29th, 2017, concerning yarns out of synthetic and artificial irregular fiber originating from Nepal and Bangladesh: The Ministry initiated an investigation regarding neutralizing the effect of current dumping measures on imports of "yarns out of synthetic and artificial irregular fiber" originating from Nepal and Bangladesh.

Authors: Gönenç Gürkaynak, Esq., Ceren Yıldız and Ecem Elver, ELIG Attorneys-at-Law

(First published on Mondaq, January 4, 2018)

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