An overview of notable decrees by the Council of Ministers and communiqués by the Ministry of Economy regarding prevention of unfair competition in imports, made during February 2017. 

Anti-Dumping Duty Will Continue For Chinese Imports of Flux-Cored Wires for Electric Arc Welding

The Import General Directorate of the Ministry initiated an expiry revision investigation upon receiving an application from Oerlikon Kaynak Elektrodları ve Sanayi A.Ş.. It decided to continue existing definitive measures, without making any amendments.

Existing definitive measures apply to imports of “filled wires made of base metal, for electric arc welding purposes (flux-cored wires)” from the People’s Republic of China, classified under tariff code 8311.20.00.00.00.

The measure entered into effect by being published in Official Gazette number 29988 on 23 February 2017.

The anti-dumping duty will therefore continue as follows:

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Please see this link for the full text of the relevant Communiqué (only available in Turkish).

Dumping Investigation Launched Into Terephthalic Acid Imports

Petkim Petrokimya Holding A.Ş. requested a dumping investigation be initiated into “Terephthalic acid”, imported from the Republic of Korea, Belgium and Spain, classified under tariff code 2917.36.00.00.11

Accordingly, an investigation was initiated by the Communiqué on Unfair Competition Prevention in Imports numbered 2017/4, published in Official Gazette number 29988 on 23 February 2017 (“Communiqué”).

Parties which are sent a notification will be allowed 37 days from the date the notification was sent to respond (including the mailing period). For parties which are not sent a notification (or to whom the notification is not delivered), the 37 day period will run from the date the relevant Communiqué was published.

Please see this link for the full text of the relevant Communiqué (only available in Turkish).

Dumping Investigation Launched Into on Partially Drawn Yarn from Polyester Imports

Korteks Mensucat ve Sanayi Anonim Şirketi requested a dumping investigation be initiated into “Partially drawn yarn from polyester”, imported from People’s Republic of China, Republic of India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, classified under tariff code 5402.46.

Accordingly, an investigation was initiated by the Communiqué on Unfair Competition Prevention in Imports numbered 2017/5, published in Official Gazette number 29990 on 25 February 2017 (“Communiqué”).

Parties which are sent a notification will be allowed 37 days from the date the notification was sent to respond (including the mailing period). For parties which are not sent a notification (or to whom the notification is not delivered), the 37 day period will run from the date the relevant Communiqué was published.

Please see this link for the full text of the relevant Communiqué (only available in Turkish).

Information first published in the MA | Gazette, a fortnightly legal update newsletter produced by Moroğlu Arseven.