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Ankara-Ni─čde Highway Project

Tender process for 330 km Ankara-Ni─čde Highway Project has been launched by the General Directorate of Highways upon publication of the tender announcement in the Official Gazette on December 30, 2016.

Jurisdiction over the Turkish Steel Cases at the U.S. Court of International Trade

July 2013 - Transport. Legal Developments by ADMD Law Office .

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Steel is an important part of the Turkish economy, and an increasingly important part of Turkey's exports. According to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Turkish steel production grew 117% from 2002 to 2012, making Turkey the world's number 8 producer of Steel and the world's number 7 exporter of steel. See 2012 Final Report on Turkey, p. 3 (2012), Turkey exported approximately half of its total steel output in 2012, amounting to 18.4mm metric tons of steel. See 2012 Final Report on Turkey, p. 3 (2012),

U.S. domestic steel producers have consistently raised concerns about the Turkish steel industry, alleging that it is subsidized and unfairly aided by the Turkish government. The U.S. Commerce Department and its International Trade Administration have issued reports and determinations since 1986 and found a variety of Turkish subsidy programs to be dependent on export performance and imposed countervailing duty and anti-dumping penalties on the Turkish steel industry.  

Turkish steel producers have challenged these rulings in the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) with varying degrees of success. The CIT has generally been more favorable to Turkish producers than the administrative agencies (namely Commerce). However the availability of CIT jurisdiction over these cases is not cut and dry.  

 The issue of CIT jurisdiction over these cases will continue to grow in importance as Turkey's steel production and export increase in absolute terms. Disputes between the U.S. and Turkish steel producers are already making their way through the WTO, with a case to be heard in July 2013. The ability of Turkish steel producers to seek judicial review in the United States therefore remains an important issue in Turkey-U.S. trade relations.  


 The Law on Liberalization of Turkish Railway Transportation Numbered 6461 ("Law No 6461") has been published in the Official Gazette and is now in full force and effect as of May 01, 2013.

New Regime for Arrest of non-Turkish Vessels

As  a  result of  the  Turkish Government's continuing efforts to harmonise the country's legislation with  that  of  the  EU  and  to modernise its old laws, some of which dates back to 1925, a new Turkish Commercial Code (the "New TCC") was passed by the Parliament  and came into force on 1st July, 2012.  The New TCC brings about a major overhaul of the laws of arrest of non-Turkish vessels within the Turkish jurisdiction.

New Rules on Incorporation of Jurisdiction/Arbitration Clauses in Charter Parties into Bills of Ladi

Some of the changes brought by the New Turkish Commercial Code, which came into force on 1st July, 2012, continue to be hotly debated. One such change relates to incorporation of the terms and conditions of charter parties into bills of lading.