Turkey has announced Classification Opinions to be implemented in accordance with the International Convention on Harmonized Commodity Definition and Coding System. The system is intended to achieve uniform tariff classification.

Council of Minister’s Decision number 2016/9530 dated 14 November 2016 (“Decision”) was published in Official Gazette number 29912 on 8 December 2016.

The Decision outlines definitions for harmonized commodities and classification opinions of coding systems. The tariff status for various commodity groups are defined and classified in the Decision’s annex.

Please see this link for full text of the Decision (only available in Turkish). The previous Council of Minister’s Decision on the matter has now been abolished.

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