Turkiye imposes a 40% tariff on Chinese car imports

Ro, 09 June 2024

In 2023, Turkey imposed additional tariffs on Chinese EVs and introduced a couple of regulations regarding maintenance and after-market service. Now, the country is imposing 40% tariffs on all Chinese car imports to protect its local production.

Turkey imposes a hefty 40% tariff on Chinese car imports

In an official statement, the trade ministry said the hefty tariffs are required to protect the domestic production and improve the country's $45.2 billion deficit from last year. The new 40% tax applies to conventional and hybrid passenger cars from China. There's also a tax minimum of $7,000 if the calculated tax is lower.

China is facing trade pressures from around the world, including the EU. Soon, the European Commission is expected to decide whether the EU should impose tariffs against Chinese automakers as well.

The reason is the heavily subsidized sector by the Chinese government, and as a result, imported Chinese EVs are cheaper and are slowly displacing local production due to unfair advantages. On the other hand, if a Western company wants to do business in China, it's obligated to do so by creating a joint venture with a local Chinese company. This is a big discrepancy in how business is done in China and Europe, for example, and thus creates unfair market conditions.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous

it was never about the environment nonsense. it's all about keeping/controlling influence/power. that greta person is fake.

  • Anonymous

Standard anti competitive behaviour from the rest of the world, making consumers suffer. If EV are the future (up for debate), the government's of the world should be doing the same. For years China has been the worlds great polluter, now they a...

  • Amanda

The article is incorrect in two aspects: 1. Foreign manufacturing companies in China are not required anymore to form joint ventures, 2. The issue of excessive government subsidies for car industry in China is highly debatable, it is rather an excuse...



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