Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey

GEKAP should be postponed to 2021

09.07.2020 / Ankara

The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu attended the Recovery Participation Share consultation meeting along with Deputy Ministers of the Ministry of Industry and Technology Hasan Büyükdere and Çetin Ali Dönmez and Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization Prof. Dr. Mehmet Emin Birpınar. TOBB Board Member Zeki Kıvanç also attended the online meeting. At the meeting, the problems and demands of the GEKAP process were forwarded to the relevant Ministries.​

In his speech, Hisarcıklıoğlu underlined that GEKAP should be postponed to 2021 and said they see this as vital. Noting that after the request in March 22nd, the Revenue Administration permitted GEKAP payments to be made every 6 months and the first installment to be paid in July, TOBB President said, “I thank them for this arrangement which ameliorated the situation for our real sector.”


Hisarcıklıoğlu stated that the Regulation has become directly and indirectly concerning for almost all sectors, “Demands from different fields such as packaging, plastic, cosmetics, automotive, LPG are delivered to our Union through our Sector Councils, Chambers and Exchanges. We relay them all to our Ministry.”


- Hisarcıklıoğlu outlined common demands


TOBB President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, speaking on the common demands: “Due to the fall in oil prices, economic stagnation and coronavirus, GEKAP should be postponed until the end of 2020. To clarify the issues that create confusion in regards to the application of the regulation. Lowering the costs of GEKAP and re-determination of the amounts. The declaration should be issued once a year, as in packaging waste in the pre-GEKAP period. GEKAP should be charged from manufacturers instead of marketers. No VAT should be applied to GEKAP cost. To reduce the penalties under the declaration to a more reasonable level and to allow errors to be corrected.”

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