Turkey increases customs duties on over 100 agricultural products

Turkey will charge higher customs duty on over 100 agricultural goods, according to a decree published in the Official Gazette on Wednesday.

A total of 115 processed agricultural goods will see an increase in customs duties, ranging between 4.3 and 20 percent, according to the decree that will come into effect in 15 days, it said. 

Some of the goods include pasta, bread, cookies, and desserts without cacao, yeasts and beers produced with malt extract, state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

In May, the Turkish government said it would make it harder to import goods except for strategic products and those that cannot be produced domestically, after Ankara imposed additional tariffs on hundreds of products.