Consumers buy Turkish tiles and marble with misleading claims that they are made in Greece
Even Greek Cypriots who oppose trade with the Turkish Cypriot side or Turkey as a whole may unwittingly use Turkish tiles, marble or even granite in their homes.
Philenews reports that these construction materials are misleadingly advertised as being made in Greece.
In fact, importers of such materials are in fact unfairly competing with those who obtain them from Turkey through the separated Turkish-held northern territories of the fragmented island.
Giorgos Mitsigiorgis, Branch Manager of Importers of Mosaics and Marbles of the Divided Islands, explained that the unfair competition lies in the fact that there is no VAT on products passing through the free area within the framework of the Green Line regulation. His VAT on these products he is 19%.
At the same time, labor costs are higher in the Free Zones of the Republic compared to the Occupied Zones and Turkey.
Furthermore, it is believed that Turkish marble was imported to Greece, then exported to Cyprus from there, and made in the home country, not Turkey.
https://in-cyprus.philenews.com/news/local/consumers-buy-tiles-marble-from-turkey-misleadingly-promoted-as-made-in-greece/ Consumers buy Turkish tiles and marble with misleading claims that they are made in Greece