Trouble Selling in Turkey? Solutions to the additional EU customs duties and other trade barriers

Op 23 februari a.s. organiseert Green Lane (het douanenetwerk dat Kneppelhout in samenwerking met McGuireWoods heeft opgezet) haar eerste event. Dit event staat in het teken van de aanvullende douanerechten die Turkije in strijd met de regels van de WTO toepast op diverse product categorieën (textiel, schoenen, meubilair, lampen, elektrische apparatuur, staal en ijzerproducten). Ook medische (hulp)apparatuur zal mogelijk aan een maatregel worden onderworpen. Onderstaand de officiele uitnodiging en meer informatie m.b.t aanmelden. 

Turkey has imposed additional customs duties on nine product categories, from textile, apparel and footwear products, to electrical appliances.  It is expected that more products will be targeted in the future, including possibly medical devices. These duties do not affect goods originating in the EU, but are imposed on goods that are in the EU but made elsewhere, or even goods transformed in the EU when the transformation is not sufficient to confer EU customs origin. These duties breach several of Turkey’s international commitments, and in particular the WTO and the EU-Turkey customs union. Join Green Lane, The Alliance of European Customs and Trade Law Firms, in discussing why these duties are illegal, what can be done and by whom.

Discussion Topics

  • Incompatibility of the additional customs duties with the WTO
  • Incompatibility with the EU-Turkey customs union
  • What can be done, by whom?
  • Protecting yourself from trade harassment and retaliation

Speakers

  • Yves Melin, Partner, McGuireWoods Brussels LLP
  • Stuart Newman, Legal Advisor, Foreign Trade Association
  • Godfried Smit, Senior Project Manager, EVO
  • Jikke Biermasz, Advocaat, Kneppelhout (Moderator)

Location

McGuireWoods LLP
Rue des Colonies 56
Box 3
1000 Brussels

Agenda

1 pm: Lunch and registration
2 pm: Programme
4:30 pm: Drinks and canapés

Who should attend?

Companies that have to pay the additional customs duties to sell to Turkey or that face barriers to trade

Register

Click here to register

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