Turkey's Generalised System of Preferences and List of GSP Beneficiary Countries11 Eylül 2019
Turkey's Generalised System of Preferences
In the context of GSP scheme, Turkey has granted tariff preferences to beneficiary countries as of 1 January 2002, as a result of the customs union between Turkey and the European Community based on Decision No. 1/95.
The rules of origin are regulated by Ministerial Decision No. 2014/7064 on the Determination of the Origin of Goods Benefiting from a Preferential Regime for the Purposes of the Generalized System of Preferences, published in Official Gazette No. 29222 on 31 December 2014, amending Ministerial Decision No. 2001/3485 and its annexes. Decision No. 2014/7064 regulates the procedures and principles for determining the origin of goods benefiting from a preferential regime for trade with Turkey for the purposes of the GSP. Its provisions are in accordance with those in Commission Regulation No. 1063/2010 of 18 November 2010 amending Regulation No. 2454/93 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation No. 2913/92 of 12 October 1992 establishing the Community Customs Code.
For goods to benefit from preferential treatment under the GSP scheme of Turkey, the following three main requirements must be fulfilled: the exporting country must be designated as the beneficiary country; the product must be eligible for GSP treatment; and the product must meet the origin criteria. With regard to origin criteria, goods exported from a beneficiary country to Turkey must comply with the requirements of rules of origin if they are to benefit from preferential tariff treatment, provided that they are under the GSP scheme. Goods not complying with the rules of origin requirements are denied preferential treatment and the normal duty rate applies to such goods. Rules of origin under the GSP scheme of Turkey comprise the following elements: origin criteria; consignment of the products; and documentary evidence.
The List of Beneficiary Countries
A - Developing Countries
|Pakistan||S-8b, S-11a, S-11b|
B - THE COUNTRIES BENEFITING FROM SPECIAL INCENTIVES
C - LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
|Democratic Rep. of Kongo|
|Central African Republic|
|Nepal||S-11a* (5509.21, 5509.22,5509.51)|
|Sao Tome and Principe|
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