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Quarterly Update on Trade Defense Cases inTurkey (September 2019)

The authority to initiate dumping or subsidy examinations, upon complaint or, where necessary, ex officio, has been given from the Ministry of Economy to the Ministry of Trade (“Ministry”). Within the scope of this authority, the Ministry announces its decisions with the communiqués published on the Official Gazette.

During the third quarter of 2019, the Ministry has initiated several anti-dumping and expiry review investigations and announced its decision upon concluding two expiry review investigations.

Below is a bullet-point summary of the status of the trade defense cases initiated, concluded or amended during the third quarter of 2019:

       CommuniquĂ© No. 2019/21 dated July 6th, 2019 concerning the imports of yarns out of synthetic and artificial discontinuous fiber (staple fiber yarn) originating from the Republic of Indonesia:

The Ministry initiated an anti-dumping investigation against imports of products classified as “yarns out of synthetic and artificial discontinuous fiber (staple fiber yarn)” under the CN Codes 55.08, 55.09 (except 5509.52, 5509.61 and 5509.91), 55.10 (except 5510.20) and 55.11 from the companies PT Elegant Textile Industries and PT Sunrise Numi Textiles located in the Republic of Indonesia.

Communiqué No. 2019/22 dated August 4th, 2019 concerning the imports of plastic made pacifiers, feeding bottles and other infant nutrition, lactation and care products originating from the People’s Republic of China and the Kingdom of Thailand :

The Ministry initiated an anti-dumping investigation against imports of products classified as “plastic made pacifiers, feeding bottles and other infant nutrition, lactation and care products” under the CN Codes 3923.21.00.00.11, 3923.29.10.00.11, 3923.29.90.00.11, 3923.30.10.00.19, 3924.10.00.00.11, 3924.10.00.00.19, 3924.90.00.00.11, 3924.90.00.00.19, 3926.90.97.90.18, 8414.10.81.90.00 and 8414.10.89.90.00 originating from the People’s Republic of China and the Kingdom of Thailand upon the complaint of a domestic producer.

Communiqué No. 2019/23 dated August 4th, 2019 concerning the imports of certain polyester products originating from the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of India and Malaysia;

The Ministry initiated an expiry review in relation to the current dumping measures on imports of products classified as “others, polyester” under the CN Code 5402.47 originating from the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of India and Malaysia upon the complaint of a domestic producer. The complaint is supported by two further domestic producers.

Communiqué No. 2019/24 dated August 4th, 2019 concerning the imports of polyester textured yarns originating from the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam:

The Ministry initiated an expiry review in relation to the current dumping measures on imports of products classified as “polyester textured yarns” under the CN Code 5402.33 originating from the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam upon the complaint of a domestic producer. The complaint is supported by three further domestic producers.

Communiqué No. 2019/25 dated August 4th, 2019 concerning certain imports of several blankets originating from the People’s Republic of China;

The Ministry announced its decision upon the completion of the expiry review in relation to the current dumping measures on imports of products classified as “blankets of synthetic fiber (except those electronically heated) and traveling rugs ” under the CN Code 6301.40, as “other blankets and traveling rugs” under the CN Code 6301.90 and as “blankets obtained from only rolled or cut knitted pile fabrics” under the CN Codes 6001.10.00.00.11 and 6001.92 originating from the People’s Republic of China. As a result of the expiry review, the Ministry decided to cease the relevant anti-dumping duties.

Communiqué No. 2019/26 dated August 4th, 2019 concerning imports of synthetic discontinuous fibers of polyester (polyester staple fiber) originating from the Republic of India, the Kingdom of Thailand and Chinese Taipei:

The Ministry announced its decision upon the completion of the expiry review in relation to the current dumping measures on imports of synthetic discontinuous fibers of polyester (polyester staple fiber) under the CN Code 5503.20.00.00.00 originating from the Republic of India, the Kingdom of Thailand and Chinese Taipei. Accordingly, the Ministry decided to impose the anti-dumping duties (i) at rates 8,5% and 12% of CIF cost for imports originating from India, (i) at rates differentiating between 6,4% and 12% of CIF cost for imports originating from Taiwan, and (iii) at a rate of 12% of CIF cost for imports originating from Thailand.

Gonenc Gurkaynak, Esq., Ceren Yildiz, Sinem Ugur, and Nazli Gurun, ELIG GĂĽrkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

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