MANILA – At least 13 Turkish firms shipping wheat flour to the Philippines were required to follow antidumping duties, following a probe conducted by the Tariff Commission.
In a 58-page decision issued last Nov. 11, the agency prescribed a schedule of duties ranging from 2.87 percent to 16.19 percent of the shipment price.
A particular rate, which depends on the perceived threat to the local industry, was assigned to every flour trader
“The commission, having established that the threat of material injury to the domestic industry is imminent, hereby orders that antidumping duties be imposed on imports of wheat flour originating … from the Republic of Turkey for a period of five years,” the agency said.
The companies include Unay Gida Nak San Ve Tik Ltd Sti, Dost Gida Sanayi Ve Ticaret AS, Tekinak Gida Sanayi Ve Ticaret AS, Tekirdag Un San Ve Tic Ltd Stl, Karahan Degirmencilik Ltd Stl, Akduy Gida Traim Tarim Ins Nak San, Erisler Gida Sanayi Ve Ticaret, Eksun Gida Tarim San Ve Tic AS, Turun Gida San Ve Tic AS, Kale Madencilik San Ve Tic AS, Doruk Marmara Un Sanayi Ciligi AS, Ulusoy Un Sanayi ve Ticaret, and Ulas Gida Un Teksil Nakliye Ticaret Ve Sanayi AS.
Meanwhile, the Department of Agriculture was also tasked to issue an order that will implement the antidumping duties.