On July 17, after verification, Turkey decided not to take temporary safeguard measures against China's related tires. The safeguard measures investigation was terminated on January 5, 2018.
On April 6, 2017, the Turkish Ministry of Economic Affairs and the General Administration of Imports indicated that, in response to their domestic industrial applications, they decided to initiate a survey on safeguard measures for some of the tire products imported from the world. The survey involved passenger car tires, truck and bus tires, OTR tires and other products, involving 10 countries of origin, including China.
At the same time as the case was filed, the Turkish investigation authority decided to levy a 200-day temporary safeguards tax on the products under investigation in accordance with the “$0.5/kg” tax rate. The termination of this safeguard investigation does not mean that China’s tire exports to Turkey will not suffer from trade barriers such as anti-dumping.
It is understood that Turkey’s anti-dumping measures against Chinese tires began in 2004.
In December 2017, the Turkish Ministry of Economic Affairs issued a notice to make a second anti-dumping sunset review final for the passenger cars, trucks, agricultural vehicles and construction machinery rubber tires originating in China.
They decided to continue to impose a 60% anti-dumping duty on the above-mentioned Chinese tires.