The Ministry of Economy of Turkey (Ministry) lifted the customs supervision charges on imported chairs which were in place since 10 January 2007.
Customs supervision charges are one of the safeguard measures Turkey is entitled to impose on imported products in order to protect the national industry/producer. Customs supervision charges allow the Ministry to levy additional taxes for CIF value of imported goods.
Introducing. On 10 January 2007, the Ministry by adopting its Communiqué No: 2007/9 imposed customs supervision charges on certain furniture (i.e. adjustable height chairs, chairs made from bamboo or Indian silk, wood or metal etc.). Furniture, imported value of which did not exceed 150 kg (gross) was outside the scope of the customs supervision; whereas furniture, import value of which exceeded that threshold, was subject to the customs supervision charges ranging from $5 to $7 for each unit of CIF value (USD/Gross Kg).
Amending. On 15 May 2016 the Ministry issued another Communiqué amending Communiqué No: 2007/9, the main change according to which was the decrease in the value of the unit of CIF to $1,5 – $3,5.
Abolishing. On 16 September 2017, the Ministry issued its final Communiqué abolishing Communiqué No:2007/9. As a result, there exist no customs supervision charges on imported furniture to Turkey any longer.