HC Deb 18 January 1988 vol 125 c523W
Sir John Farr

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is the import duty on Turkish high bulk acrylic yarn entering the United Kingdom; and what are the duties British spinners have to pay on exporting high bulk acrylic yarn to that country.

Mr. Alan Clark

Turkish high bulk acrylic yarn is imported into the United Kingdom free of all import duties.

All imports to Turkey are current subject to the following: Municipal tax — 15 per cent. of applicable import duty Customs charges (incl 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 of acrylic yarn are liable to: Import duty—10 per cent. of cif value Housing fund contribution—US$ 100 per tonne.