Customs in Turkey

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Customs Procedures

Import Procedures
In general, Customs bond is made orally by the owner or the carrier and must be followed by a declaration accompanied by the supporting documents. Procedures and regulations vary a lot according to the origin and the tariff situation of the products, etc. For further information, click here
Specific Import Procedures
It should be specified in writing on the product and on the "invoice" that it is a free specimen and may not be sold.
Importing Samples
It should be specified in writing on the product and on the "invoice" that it is a free specimen and may not be sold.

Customs Duties and Taxes on Imports

Average Customs Duty (Excluding Agricultural Products)
With the coming into force of the Customs Union with the EU, products coming from the EU move freely without any quantitative restrictions and the great majority of Customs duties on industrial products and processed agricultural products coming from the EU and EFTA have dropped from 10% to 0%.

The country is starting to set up the Integrated Tariff of the European Union (TARIC) in third countries and in order to do this, it is lowering its Customs duties from 10% to about 5% especially with the United States.

Products Having a Higher Customs Tariff
However, there are still Customs duties on agricultural products, agri-food (taxation applied in proportion to the capacity of agricultural products), coal and steel.
In addition, there is a list of sensitive products (furniture, ceramics, porcelain, motorbikes, some leather goods) for which Turkey applies Customs duties. These are going to be abolished progressively within the next 5 years.
Preferential Rates
Turkey is a member of the WTO, of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and of the Southern Europe Cooperative Initiative (SECI), which encourages trade with all its member countries thanks to preferential tariffs.
Customs Classification
Harmonized system.
Method of Calculation of Duties
Customs duties are calculated Ad Valorem on the CIF value of the goods.
Method of Payment of Customs Duties
Duties are payable in cash ( by cash money order and by bank transfer).
Import Taxes (Excluding Consumer Taxes)
Agricultural products, whatever their origin, remain subject to a surcharge destined for the Housing Fund, but this has been abolished for imported industrial goods.

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