Turkey is cracking down on Chinese electric vehicle imports, the latest country to do so after the European Union launched its own probe into the Asian country’s EV subsidies.
Companies importing EVs to Turkey must have at least 140 authorized service stations spread evenly across the country and open a call center for each brand, according to a Trade Ministry decree published last month.
The onerous requirement is widely seen as targeting Chinese vehicles.
Imports from the EU and countries that have free-trade agreements with Turkey are exempt from the decree.
Importers have only until the end of the month to comply, a next-to-impossible task for many.