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TURKISH AG MINISTRY AUTHORIZED TO RESTRICT CERTAIN AG EXPORTS TO CURB INFLATION…

On January 27, 2022, the Turkish government published a regulation (2022/1) that granted the Turkish
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MinAF) the authority to restrict the export of twenty (20)
agricultural products in order to decrease domestic food inflation. As of writing, MinAF has not limited
exports of any of these products, but may decide to do so in the future depending on local market
conditions. The regulation is valid from the date of publication through December 31, 2022.

On January 27, 2022, the Turkish government published a regulation (2022/1) on the export of some agricultural products. According to the regulation, the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MinAF) has been granted the authority by the Ministry of Trade to restrict the export of twenty (20) agricultural products, based on seasonal production, within certain time periods throughout the year to decrease domestic food inflation. The regulation is valid from the date of publication through December 31, 2022.

According to Article 3(c) of the regulation, MinAF is authorized to permit, register, or restrict the export
of all or certain quantities of the following agricultural products: potatoes, tomatoes, onions,
garlic, apples, cucumbers, beans, olives, eggplants, green peppers, lentils, oranges, tangerines, lemons,
watermelons, olive oil, poultry meat, eggs, and butter. See the below table for detailed descriptions
of products with correlating HS codes.

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The products included in the regulation are currently the food products that have experienced the highest levels of price inflation on a consumer price basis. In 2019 and 2020, the Turkish government also applied restrictions on the export of some agricultural products including onions, potatoes, and lemons.

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