The tariffs will affect 19 per cent of the $9.4 billion worth of goods that the US exports to Turkey, according to data provided by the US Trade Representative.
"Turkey is committed to active, robust and reciprocal trade relations with the US - but with the understanding that fairness can not be one-sided".
The tariffs will be imposed on imports of USA coal, paper, walnuts, almonds, tobacco, unprocessed rice, whisky, automobiles, cosmetics, machinery equipment and petrochemical products.
In a written statement, the ministry said the US and Turkey are important trading partners, and the positive impact of that relationship is clear, as Turkish commodities, including steel are crucial to many American industries and create many American jobs.
According to documents filed with the World Trade Organization, Turkey will slap $267 million in tariffs on $1.8 billion worth of products that the United States exports to Turkey.
Turkey's Ministry of Economy said that it was imposing tariffs worth $267 million on United States goods, targeting items like coal, paper, walnuts, tobacco, rice, whiskey and cars after negotiations with Washington failed to yield meaningful progress, CNN reported.
Zeybekci called the tariffs "proportional, measured and created to protect Turkey's interests, while encouraging dialogue".Читайте также: South Sudan's warring leaders meet for 1st time since 2016
On Friday, the 28-nation European Union will start taxing a range of US imports, including Harley-Davidson motorcycles and cranberries.
In March, American President Donald Trump imposed a 25 percent tariff on imported iron and steel, and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum - since then the issue has been discussed heatedly among the USA and its major trade partners.
The sources previously said Turkey's move came after its attempt to carve out an exemption to the tariffs remained "inconclusive due to Washington's current stance".
Later, the EU, Canada and Mexico announced retaliatory tariffs against the US. The United States was Turkey's top market for steel in 2017.
Previously, Economy Minister Zeybekci called the tariffs "unacceptable" for Turkey.
In late April, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimsek met with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in Washington and discussed the issue.
Turkey came sixth in the country's imports with 6 percent a year ago.
Bloomberg reported that preparations among World Trade Organization member countries could lead to further tariffs of $3.5 billion on USA goods in forthcoming weeks.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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