Turkey to toughen up protectionism measures and shortly apply a new duty on bovine wet blue

Here we go again. As reported by leatherbiz.com, Turkey is supposedly going to apply a new duty, for the records 50 cents per kilo, on the export of bovine wet blue. In doing so, Turkish government, which has already adopted protectionism measures regarding their tanning raw hides and skins, would toughen up duties to apply on a commodity whose trade is already subject to commercial restrictions. In fact, since August 2017 they have adopted a similar measure as to bovine salted hides and skins. Once again European tanners are disappointed. For the records, they had already voiced a complaint before the Market Access Advisory Committee (MAAC), at the European Commission, owing to the unfair playing of Turkey, a trade partner that applied to join the European customs union.

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