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Textiles (Turkey)

Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1987

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To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is the total percentage duty payable on exports to Turkey of a tonne of synthetic filament yarn; if he will give a breakdown of the figure by basic tariff, housing fund, municipal tax, customs charges, stamp duty, import premium and wharf dues; and if he will publish the comparable figures in each case faced by similar exports from Turkey to the United Kingdom.

All imports to Turkey are currently subject to the following:

Municipal tax — 15 per cent. of applicable import duty
Customs charges (including stamp tax)—2 per cent. approximately of cif value
Stamp duty—8 per cent. of cif value
Import premium—6 per cent. of cif value
Wharf dues—5 per cent. of the sum of the cif value plus import duty, municipal tax and stamp tax on customs declarations.
There is no single rate of duty applicable to the goods specified in the question. Import duties levied on synthetic filament yarn range from 5 to 40 per cent. Goods covered under 51·01 (yarn made of man-made continuous fibres, suitable for weaving, [except polyamide and polyester-based yarns of over 600 denier size]) are additionally subject to a housing fund surcharge of $50 per tonne.The equivalent Turkish goods may be imported into the United Kingdom free of all import duties.

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is the total percentage duty payable on exports to Turkey of one kilogram of cotton cloth; if he will give a breakdown of the figure by basic tariff, housing fund, municipal tax, customs charges, stamp duty, import premium and wharf dues; and what are the comparable figures in each case faced by similar exports from Turkey to the United Kingdom.

Municipal tax — 15 per cent. of applicable import duty
Customs charges (including stamp tax)—2 per cent. approximately of cif value
Stamp duty—8 per cent. of cif value
Import premium—6 per cent. of cif value
Wharf dues—5 per cent. of the sum of the cif value plus import duty, municipal tax and stamp tax on customs declarations.
In addition, imports into Turkey of cotton cloth are liable to:

Import duty
  • (a) Not fashioned—20 per cent. cif or
  • (b) Fashioned—30 per cent. cif and
  • Housing fund—US$2 per kg.

    The equivalent Turkish goods may be imported to the United Kingdom free of all import duties.

    To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is the total percentage duty payable on exports to Turkey of one tonne of synthetic staple fibre; if he will give a breakdown of the figure by basic tariff, housing fund, municipal tax, customs charges, stamp duty, import premium and wharf dues; and what is the comparable figure in each case faced by similar exports from Turkey to the United Kingdom.

    All imports to Turkey are currently subject to the following:

    Municipal tax — 15 per cent. of applicable import duty.
    Customs charges (including stamp tax)—2 per cent. approximately of cif value.
    Stamp duty—8 per cent. of cif value.
    Import premium—6 per cent. of cif value.
    Wharf dues—5 per cent. of the sum of the cif value plus import duty, municipal tax and stamp tax on customs declarations.
    In addition, imports into Turkey of synthetic staple fibre are liable to:

    Import duty—8 per cent. cif.
    Housing fund—US$50 per tonne.

    The equivalent Turkish goods may be imported to the United Kingdom free of all import duties.

    To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is the total percentage duty payable on exports to Turkey of wool cloth; if he will give a breakdown of the figure by basic tariff, housing fund, municipal tax, customs charges, stamp duty, import premium and wharf dues; and what are the comparable figures in each case faced by similar exports from Turkey to the United Kingdom.

    All imports to Turkey are currently subject to the following:

    Municipal tax — 15 per cent. of applicable import duty.
    Customs charges (including stamp tax)—2 per cent. approximately of cif value.
    Stamp duty—8 per cent. of cif value.
    Import premium—6 per cent. of cif value.
    Wharf dues — 5 per cent. of the sum of the cif value plus import duty, municipal tax and stamp tax on customs declarations.
    In addition, imports into Turkey of wool cloth are liable to:

    Import duty—20 per cent. cif.
    Housing fund—US$10 per kg.

    The equivalent Turkish goods may be imported to the United Kingdom free of all import duties.

    To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is the total percentage duty payable on exports to Turkey of knitted wool outerware; if he will give a breakdown of the figure by basic tariff, housing fund, municipal tax, customs charges, stamp duty, import premium and wharf dues; and what are the comparable figures in each case faced by similar exports to the United Kingdom.

    All imports to Turkey are currently subject to the following:

    Municipal tax — 15 per cent. of applicable import duty.
    Customs charges (including stamp tax)—2 per cent. approximately of cif value.
    Stamp duty—8 per cent. of cif value.
    Import premium—6 per cent. of cif value.
    Wharf dues—5 per cent. of the sum of the cif value plus import duty, municipal tax and stamp tax on customs declarations.
    In addition, imports into Turkey of Knitted Wool Outerware are liable to:

    Import duty—40 per cent. cif.
    Housing fund—Nil.

    The equivalent Turkish goods may be imported to the United Kingdom free of all import duties.

    To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is the total percentage duty payable on exports to Turkey of spun synthetic yarn; if he will give a breakdown of the figure by basic tariff, housing fund, municipal tax, customs charges, stamp duty, import premium and wharf dues; and what are the comparable figures in each case faced by similar exports from Turkey to the United Kingdom.

    All imports to Turkey are currently subject to the following:

    Municipal tax — 15 per cent. of applicable import duty.
    Customs charges (including Stamp tax)—2 per cent. approximately of cif value.
    Stamp duty—8 per cent. of cif value.
    Import premium—6 per cent. of cif value.
    Wharf dues—5 per cent. of the sum of the cif value plus import duty, municipal tax and stamp tax on customs declarations.
    In addition, spun synthetic yarn imported into Turkey is subject to an import duty of either 8 per cent. or 30 per cent. depending on the definition, and a housing fund surcharge of $50 per tonne.The equivalent Turkish goods may be imported to the United Kingdom free of all import duties.