Media: Turkey is going to impose sanctions that affect the Russian metallurgists

Media: Turkey is going to impose sanctions that affect the Russian metallurgists


MOSCOW, January 25. Turkey is preparing to approve anti-dumping duties to 13,66% for Russian metallurgists on the import of hot rolled coils. About this newspaper “Kommersant”.

According to the results of antidumping investigation on imports of hot rolled coils in the country, published on Friday 22 January, the Ministry of economy of Turkey, the Russian metallurgists have received the margin of dumping to 13,66%.

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“Based on the report in February should be made the decision on the amount of anti-dumping duties for exporters, which, as a rule, fully consistent with the size of the calculated dumping margin” – the newspaper notes.

In January 2015 an investigation has begun on the application of local steelmakers, accusing exporters from China, Russia, Ukraine, Japan, France, Romania and Slovakia in the dumping. In 2012-2014 Turkey annually imported about 3 million tons of hot-rolled steel by an average of $1.8 billion per year in 2015, imports increased to 4.3 million tons for $2.15 billion, indicated in document.

The countries that are suspected of dumping, in 2015 sold in the Turkish market of 2.3 million tonnes at us $1.17 billion (53.3 per cent).

“Russian supplies cover 19.2% of the total import of hot rolled coils to Turkey, the Ministry indicates that their share significantly more imports from other countries: delivery from China takes a mere 4.3% of imports from Slovakia amounted to 5.5%.

Based on data from the Ministry, in 2015 Russia exported to Turkey 825 thousand tons of hot rolled coils at $413 million. these products supply in Turkey MMK Victor Rashnikov, Vladimir Lisin, NLMK and “Severstal” Alexey Mordashova,” – said the “Kommersant”.

“Turkey is developing alternative plans”

Prime Minister Ahmet davuto─člu in December said that in response to sanctions Russia.

“We believe the controversial embargo imposed by Russia when its the same action. We are ready to discuss with Russia all the themes, but will tolerate, if we begin to dictate. We are not a country that can be hurt. Turkey is developing alternative plans. For everything there is a solution. We are ready for any situation”, – he said.

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“Turkey is developing response measures to the sanctions. If necessary we will make steps in response. But I hope that won’t be necessary,” said Davutoglu.

According to the Turkish Prime Minister, the government “takes measures in respect of those sectors of the economy that will suffer from sanctions”. “We will not abandon our exports, developed all compensation measures. But we hope that they don’t have to accept, and the current tensions will decrease,” he said.

Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Numan Kurtulmus also said in December that the country’s government an action plan in connection with the announced Russian sanctions. He also claimed that Ankara does not want to take action in response to the sanctions of Moscow.

The attack on the Russian su-24M and its consequences

November 24, fighter from the Turkish air force F-16 shot down Russian bomber su-24M, which, according to Ankara, had violated the country’s airspace near the border with Syria.

In response, the defense Ministry said the su-24M was in the skies over Syria and crossed the border by the Turkish aircraft. The crew of the downed bomber managed to eject, however, commander Oleg Peshkov was killed by ground fire. Navigator Konstantin Muratina saved the Russian military and taken to a Russian base. During the operation to evacuate the pilots of the su-24M was lost helicopter Mi-8. In the death of a marine-contract employee Alexander Pozynich.

Putin called the attack a Turkish air force aircraft of the Russian Federation, who participated in anti-terrorist operations in Syria and did not pose a threat to Turkey, “the stab in the back” of Russia.

The Russian head of state on 28 November signed a decree on the temporary ban from 1 January 2016 to hire workers from among the citizens of Turkey. With the new year also suspends the agreement with Turkey on visa-free regime. A ban or restriction on the import into Russia of certain goods from Turkey (the list will be determined by the government). In addition, it is not recommended to tour operators to sell trips to Turkey. The government was instructed to strengthen control over the activities of the Turkish road carriers on the territory of Russia in order to ensure security.