Turkey launches safeguard investigation on polyethylene terephthalate chips

Today, Turkey notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated on 11 June 2020 a safeguard investigation on polyethylene terephthalate chips.

In the notification Turkey indicated, among other things, as follows:

“The interested parties can download the investigation questionnaires from the investigation page
  The interested parties are required to fill in the questionnaires within 30 (thirty) days from the date of publication of the Communiqué and forward it to the General Directorate. Interested parties may ask for technical assistance from the investigating authority while filling out the questionnaires.

The companies and institutions established in Turkey shall send the questionnaires and their official views from their official registered electronic mail-KEP address to the registered electronic mail-KEP address of the Ministry.

The address for electronic mail:

Those who want to be interested parties as companies, institutions and establishments abroad shall send their answers to the questionnaires and their official views to the Ministry’s e-mail address below.

Directorate General E-mail address:

Interested parties may state, in the application form, their request to be heard by the investigating authority. The date and venue of the hearing and other information regarding the investigation will also be announced in internet address cited in Article 3 [of the WTO notification].

The address of the investigating authority for correspondence is:

Ministry of Trade
Directorate General for Imports, Department of Safeguards
Söğütözü Mah. 2176. Sk. No: 63 06530 Çankaya/Ankara/TURKEY
Tel:  +90 312 204 99 42
Fax:  +90 312 204 86 33


Further infomation can be found here