Exporter Guide 2012

An Expert's View about Food , Beverages and Tobacco in Turkey

Posted on: 31 Mar 2012

With a population of 74 million, in an area slightly larger than Texas, Turkey is important emerging market for U.S agricultural products.

THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Required Report - public distribution Date: 3/21/2012 Turkey Exporter Guide Turkey Exporter Guide 2012 Approved By: Clay Hamilton Prepared By: Samet Serttas Report Highlights: Turkey made many changes to its Agriculture import regulations in the past year. For example, implementation regulations of the new Veterinary Services, Plant Health, Food and Feed Law (No: 5996) were published in December 2011 with the intention of better harmonizing Turkey?s regulations with those of the EU. Another major change affects pre-notification requirements for imports. In addition, the Biosafety Board approved three biotech soybean events so that biotech soy can now be imported for feed use only. For now, no other biotech commodities may enter Turkey. Post: Ankara SECTION 1: MARKET AND ECONOMIC OVERVIEW With a population of 74 million, in an area slightly larger than Texas, Turkey is important emerging market for U.S agricultural products. Economic growth continues at strong pace. Inflation drastically decreased to 6.4 percent at the end of 2010, down from 30 percent in 2002. In 2008 Turkey ranked 15th in terms of PPP, with a GDP of $913 billion; However due to a decline in exports to Europe in response to the global economic meltdown, its GDP in PPP terms fell by $33 billion in 2009 bringing it to number 16. The Turkish economy, which was growing quite rapidly before the crisis, rebounded in the last quarter of 2009 and has grown at a rate of almost 9 percent per annum since then. Moreover, according to the OECD, Turkey is expected to be the fastest growing economy among OECD members between 2011 and 2017, with an annual average growth rate of 6.7 percent. Although immigration from rural to urban areas since 1990 has been high, 24.5% of the population still lives in rural areas. The major cities and their populations are: Istanbul, the trade and finance center, 12.9 million; Ankara, the capital, 4.7 million; Izmir a major player in the dairy, greenhouse and tourism sector, 3.9 million; Bursa, the center of automotive manufacturing and food processing, 2.6 million; Adana, the center of agricultural production, 2.1 million; Konya, the center of grain production, 2.0 million; and Antalya, the center of vegetable production and tourism sector, 1.9 million. The population of Turkey is expected to reach 75.8 in 2013 and 77.6 million in 2015. Seventy-two percent of the population is under the age of 35 and 26% is under the age of 15. Parameter Value Population 74 million (2010) Labor Force (Population) 25.9 million (October 2010) Median Age 29.2 (2010 GDP USD 736 billion (2010 - Current Prices) GDP Per Capita USD 10,079 (2010) Exports Value USD 114 billion (2010) Imports Value USD 185 billion (2010) Tourism Revenue USD 20.8 billion (2010) Tourist Number 28.5 million people (2010) Foreign Direct Investment USD 9.1 billion (2010) Number of Companies with Foreign Capital 25,500 (2010) Inflation Rate 6.4% (CPI - 2010) Agriculture Sector Agriculture has always been one of the most promising sectors for Turkey, both for the domestic economy and in terms of international trade. Around 40 percent of Turkey?s land area is arable and offers a large range of products such as grains, pulses, oil seeds, fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, poultry, dairy products, seafood, honey and tobacco. Grain production, livestock and fisheries/forestry account for 67 percent, 26 percent and 7 percent of the total agricultural production, respectively. Turkey?s agricultural imports in 2010 and 2011, excluding processed food, reached USD 6.49 billion (3.49 percent of the total imports) and USD 8.94 (3.7 percent of the total imports), respectively. Export were USD 5.09 billion (4 percent of total exports) in 2010 and USD 5.35 (3.9 percent of total exports) in 2011. The top Turkish exports are dried figs, dried apricots, sultana raisins, hazelnuts and hazelnut products. Turkey?s top imports are cotton, soybeans, hides and skins, feed ingredients, live animals and paddy rice. Food purchasing behavior The Turkish food sector is becoming more advanced due to retailer demands for higher standards and investments by food manufactures. Through the widespread presence of modern international and domestic grocery retail outlets such as Metro, Carrefour, Tesco and Migros as well as rising incomes, the consumption patterns of Turkish consumers have shifted away from bulk and raw foods towards packaged and processed foods, including ready-to-eat meals and frozen foods. An increase in the number of females working full-time and higher levels of disposable income has supported this trend. This is particularly the case in urban centers. The major food consumption patterns have not changed as much in the rural areas and are still based on wheat and grain products and a variety of meat products. Consumers in the south east of Turkey mainly consume lamb, but in Central Anatolia and the West more consumers prefer beef. Milk consumption has not increased as quickly as milk production, which increased from 8 million MT in 2002 to 12.5 million MT in 2011, but the variety of milk products such as yogurt and cheese increased. There are still a lot of opportunities for investments in the dairy products sector but products should be adjusted to local tastes. Turkey should be considered a door to Middle Eastern market. Due to shared history and religion as well as common cultures, Turkish agriculture and food export to the Middle East increased dramatically in the past decade. The Halal and organic food subsectors are areas which could be ready for investments or partnerships in the region. Production in the food and beverage sector reached TRY 8,852 million in 2009, which constitutes 18-20 percent of the country?s production as a whole. The proportion of Turkish household expenditure allocated to food and beverages, which was around 23 percent and declined to about 21.9 percent in 2009, remains high compared with Western standards, which range between 15-20 percent. But Alcoholic beverages and tobacco expenditures increased from 4.1 percent to 4.5 percent in 2009-10. Total consumer spending on food, beverages and tobacco was estimated at around USD 145 billion in 2010. The Turkish economy grew 15.7 fold between 1980 and 2010 from TRY 70 billion to 1,105 billion whereas the food sector grew 14.8 fold from TRY 15 billion to 222 billion in the same period. Accordingly, the share of the food sector in Turkey?s GDP dropped to 20.1% in 2010 from 21.4% in 1998. The Turkish diet contains a large share of baked goods. Hence, the bakery subsector forms the majority (65 percent) of the total number of food and beverage companies in Turkey. In 2011 Turkey consumed 11,486,000 MT of bread and only 33,600 MT of packaged bread. Turkish consumers tend to buy bread from small bakeries when it is hot and generally don?t buy packaged sliced bread. Another important bakery product is the Simit (type of bagel) as well as salty cookie- like products. Modern bakery shops have begun to open, especially in Istanbul, but that is not widespread throughout Turkey. Moreover, due to the low quality of flour available in Turkey, pita style bread is popular in East and South East Anatolia. Therefore, the bakery sector in general offers a lot of opportunities for growth and development. Finding Business partners in Turkey There are 467 foreign companies actively operating in the Turkish food sector. Cargill, Bunge, Nestle, Unilever, Coca-Cola, and Pepsi-Co are some of the most prominent ones. Restaurant franchises are one way of introducing new products. An increasing number of restaurant chains are opening in Turkey, especially in Istanbul. These include casual dining, fast food and cafes. While most of these companies source food ingredients produced in Turkey, some require specialized ingredients or imports of certain items that are not readily available. Exporters should check with importers to see if they are approved suppliers for franchises. Additionally, Turkey?s hotel sector has traditionally represented an important niche market for certain high-value food products that cannot be readily found throughout Turkey. Turkey attracts 30 million tourists every year, especially in Istanbul and Antalya. There are 336 five star and 543 four star hotels in Turkey and most of them are located in Antalya and Istanbul. Global hotel chains including the Marriot, Hilton and Sheraton have a strong presence in Turkey. Turkey is a major tourism destination for Germans, Russians, British and Scandinavian travelers. Five star hotels would like to offer more high-quality products to their customers. Fresh fruits and vegetables are readily available in Turkey but high quality meat (especially steak) and fishery products (especially shrimp and crab) can be extremely difficult to source. Trader associations are also very important contacts for those seeking to enter the market. The Feed Millers Association, Turkish Food and Drink Industry Association Federation, and Poultry Meat Producers and Breeders Association are examples of important trader?s organizations. (See Annex A for more details). A visit to Turkey to gain a first-hand information about the Turkish market, preferably coinciding with a major trade show such as FOOD?ST (See Annex C for more details), is a good way to get started before entering the Turkish market and meeting prospective importers. Similarly, international food shows such as ANUGA, SIAL and Gulfood area attracting more and more Turkish importers, and may also be a way to meet prospective customers. Trade Policy The major barrier to selling agricultural products to Turkey is high tariff rates. The tariff for beef cuts is bound at 225%, for milk is 150%, for white cheese is 80%, and for wheat and corn is normally 130% (depending on demand, the government can temporarily lower tariffs). Turkey and the United States signed an import protocol allowing imports of live dairy breeding cattle and for fattening cattle. However, neither a protocol for slaughter cattle, nor for cut beef has been negotiated. Another major barrier is a new Biosafety Law which has been enforced in Turkey since September 26, 2010. The law banned importation of any GMO products until the genes contained within go through a lengthy approval process. On January 26, 2011, Turkey?s Biosafety Board approved the three biotech traits for soybeans (A2704-12, MON89788, MON40-3-2) for feed use that were approved in the European Union at the time, allowing U.S. soybeans to enter Turkey for feed use only. Then on December 24, 2011, The Biosafety Board approved 13 corn (see annex D for more information) events for feed use. The remaining 9 events have been reviewed, but due to a negative recommendation by the committees, approval will be difficult. Our office provides updates on biotechnology and other issues through the FAS website under ?Attaché Reports?: www.fas.usda.gov. New import regulations were published in the Official Gazette dated December 30, 2011. Changes in these regulations reflected that fact that the Ministry of Food Agriculture and Livestock (previously known as the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs) was reorganized in 2011 and divided oversight of plant and animal products. According to the new import regime, plant and plant products no longer require control certificate (Find more details in Annex F) however the importer must pre-notify imports of material according to the information provided below. Some animal and animal products now require control certificates. A list of products which require control certificates is given in Annex E Most Turkish agriculture-related regulations, laws, communiqués, directives, and notifications are available on the website of the General Directorate of Food Control (GDFC) of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (MINFAL): www.gkgm.gov.tr. Some of the regulations have an English translation available on the same website. The legal infrastructure of agriculture is mainly based on communiqués rather than on laws. The reason for this is that the Turkish constitutional system does not allow laws to be adopted, amended or abolished easily. Therefore governments have traditionally preferred to publish communiqués or regulations in order to maintain flexibility. As you will see from table below, currently the main policy goal of Turkish food and agriculture officials is to harmonize the related laws and regulations with the EU Acquis Communitaire. Sometimes it appears that this concern overwhelms other concerns such as national interest and farmer interests. IMPORTER Plant products Animal and animal products Animal Animal products Importers should apply to MINFAL to get username and Apply to MINFAL for password control certificate Importers should file Pre- MINFAL writes letter of conformity and either N otification Form for Plant sends it to Customs or gives it to importer O rigin Food, Feed and Food C ontact Material electronically Importers should Importers should fill in section 1 of fill in section 1 of Attach veterinary electronic copy veterinary of entrance form health certificate + entrance form B Labe (VEF) A l + Ingredient list + other documents asked by MINFAL Veterinary control at the border inspection post At actual import control, original documents should be submitted by importers Approval-Veterinarian Rejection- Veterinarian should fill in section 2 of should fill in section 3 of VEF VEF Import Regulations Imports of food products into Turkey are allowed only if they conform to Turkeys Food Codex Regulations. Turkey is harmonizing the Turkish Food Codex Regulation with those of the European. If the product in question is not covered by the Turkish Food Codex, officials can reference the international Codex Alimentarius or relevant EU Directives on a case-by-case basis. The Turkish P re-Notificati on Food Codex regulation, which is an umbrella regulation, was renewed and published in the Official Gazette on December 29, 2012. Import Duties High tariffs on the majority of food items continue to hinder the growth of food imports from the United States (see Annex G for tariff rates of important products). Import tariffs on consumer food products range from zero to 225 percent, but most products face tariffs in the range of 40-50 percent. Turkey has considerable flexibility in raising or lowering tariffs. Consequently, tariffs are subject to review and change, especially on December 30. Tariffs can vary and often depend on whether there is a need to import or not. Turkey normally applies the highest/bound rates for some products such as meat cuts at 225%. Some products, however, like cereals, have high tariff rates at 130% although still below the bound rate of 180%. Due to high meat prices last year, allowed imports of carcass meat (but not cuts) and lowered the customs tax from 225% to 30% at first, then slowly raised the tariff back to 75% when meat prices dropped slowly. Where there is strong demand but a lack of domestic supply, the applied tariff can be very low such 8% for soybeans, and DDGS at 4.3%. Turkish corn producers and soy millers are calling on the government to raise the bound rate on DDGS but, since it is bound, they use non-tariff barriers such as standards that are difficult to meet. Two important government agencies receive special tariff quotas when acting as importer get special tariff quotas. The Turkish Grain Board (TMO) (www.tmo.gov.tr) usually procures grain from the domestic market but when there is a need to import the government allocates a special zero tariff rate import quota for TMO. The other institute is The Meat and Fish Institute (www.ebk.gov.tr), which acts to control domestic meat prices and also receives reduced tariff meat import quotas from the government when there is a need. Food Laws Turkey combined its Food, Feed, Veterinary Services and Plant Health Laws together into one overarching Veterinary Services, Plant Health, Food and Feed Law (No: 5996), which was published in the Official Gazette on June 13, 2010. Following a six month interim period, the Law went into effect on December 13, 2010. The related regulations under the Law started to be published on December 17, 2011 and are primarily translations of EU regulations. The new regulations brought some important changes, such as pre-notification requirements before importing, and Turkish labeling requirements before customs release of products. These changes are summarized in the table below. Other Specific Standards Some food products face special requirements. The production, storage, marketing and transportation of products listed below are determined by independent communiqués: Aromatized Wines (2006/28), Baby Food and Supplementary Baby Food (2007/50), Baby Formulas (2008/52), Continuation / Support Formulas (2008/53), Black tea(2008/42), Chewing gum(99/2), Chocolate and Chocolate Products(2003/23),Cocoa and cocoa products(2000/10), Fermented Milk (2009/25), Frozen Food(2002/7 &2004/46&2001/45) ,Fruit Juices and Similar products (2006/56), Gluten-Free Food(2003/33), Ice cream(2004/45), Jams marmalades jelly (2006/55), Lentils (2003/25), Non-alcoholic Drinks (2007/26), Pasta(2002/20), Rice(2010/60), Salt (2007/53), Sugar (2006/40), Sweeteners(2006/45), Vegetable Oils(2001/29) A complete list of regulation can be found through the link below. http://www.gkgm.gov.tr/mevzuat/kodeks/kodeks_liste.html Food labeling Every food product in the market has to be labeled clearly, completely and accurately in the Turkish language. An imported food item, however, may arrive in its original package, but a permanent ?sticker? or label, in Turkish, must be attached to the package before it is cleared at the custom. Other languages in addition to Turkish may also appear. Labeling requirements are enforced by the Ministry of Agriculture and local municipality officials. This regulation sets forth in detail, under what circumstances a food product can be labeled, for example, as ?light?, or ?no sugar? or how the vitamin and mineral information should be stated. The regulation also details what warnings should be indicated under what contents. The following information must be printed on all food labels, imported or domestic: - Name and brand of product - List of ingredients and additives - Allergenic ingredients and Allergenic processing aids which are stated at the attachments of food labeling regulation (such as gluten, soybean, peanuts etc) - Amount of ingredients should be written if related ingredients or ingredient groups are present on the name of product or consumer generally associate products name with those ingredients if related ingredients or ingredient groups specifically emphasized on the label by words, pictures or graphics if related ingredients or ingredient groups are necessary to define product or to distinguish from similar type of products - Net weight/volume - Expiration date/shelf life (see below) - Storage, preparation and usage instructions when needed - Place of Production and Country of Origin - Name and address of producing, packaging and importing companies -If appropriate - Percentage of alcohol (if the product contains more than 1.2 percent alcohol) - Production batch number and date - Nutrition and caloric values - Ministry of Agriculture production or import license number/and date - Name and type of packing material - Special warnings If the product has a shelf life of less than three months, it must include the day/month/year of expiration, if the shelf life is more than three months but less than eighteen, the month and year are required and if the shelf life is more than three years, only the year is required. In the case of fruits and vegetables, which might be sold in bins or open stands, labels are required on the exterior of bulk packaging. Another regulation requires that labels for fruit beverages specify whether the product contains fruit juice (90-100% concentration), nectar (20- 50% concentration), or fruit drinks (up to 10% concentration). Also, the communiqué 2007/26 on Non-Alcoholic Beverages details the labeling requirements of fruit juices, aromatized drinks, syrups, juice powders, natural mineral waters, sodas, tonics and aromatized waters. Summary of Recently Changed Regulations Date of Name of Important articles official regulation gazette Decembe Official import -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and r 17, controls of feed law 2011 plant origin Importers should get electronic username and password for the food and feed pre-notification -Importers should electronically complete a pre-notification form listing plant origin, food, feed and food contact material. Also attached should be copies of the health certificate, ingredient list, and other documents as determined necessary by MINFAL. -Border Inspection Post or provincial directorates will give a date of inspection -Frequency of analysis will be determined by risk analysis -If there is a case of non-compliance, importers can either use special treatment, declare a change in intent of use, send it back or it can be given up for confiscation. - An electronic certificate will be accepted if there is a protocol between two countries -Turkish translated labeling should be done before actual import control is carried out. Decembe Measurements -EU harmonization regulation, 96/23/EC r 17, to monitor -EU harmonization regulation, 97/747/EC 2011 certain -If residue is detected on imported animal or animal products substances then they will increase frequency of analysis from the same origin and their residue on live animals and animal products. Decembe Food Hygiene -EU harmonization regulation, 852/2004/EC r 17, -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and 2011 feed law -Defines general hygiene criteria for premises including HACCP criteria and good management practices Decembe Food premises -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and r 17, registration feed law 2011 and approval -Define which premises requires registration and define criteria of how they should register Decembe Food and -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and r 17, Feed official feed law 2011 control -MINFAL is now ready to delegate some of their control and inspection authority to private food control offices or some NGO?s who are accredited. Import and export controls are excluded -MINFAL decided to publish the list of approved premises, suspended premises, and cancelled premises in order to increase transparency. -Defines Traceability, responsibility, general requirements for imports and exports -Establishing rapid alert system Decembe Pre- -EU harmonization regulation, 282/2004/EC r 17, notification -EU harmonization regulation, 136/2004/EC 2011 and veterinary -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and checks of feed law animal and -Pre-notification of imports of animal and animal products animal -Veterinarians responsibilities to check and sign forms products entering to the country Decembe Specific rules -EU harmonization regulation, 854/2004/EC r 17, for animal -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and 2011 products feed law official -Approval of premises inspections -General hygiene rules -Raw meat inspections -Role and duties of official veterinarian and his/her assistant -Live animal inspections and animal welfare Decembe Veterinary EU harmonization regulation, 97/78/EC r 17, checks on -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and 2011 products feed law entering to -Pre-notification and veterinary checks at the border inspection the country post -Issuance of veterinary check form -Frequency of veterinary controls -Physical criteria of border inspections post Decembe Veterinary -EU harmonization regulation 97/794/EC r 17, checks on live -EU harmonization regulation, 91/496//EC 2011 animals -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and entering to feed law the country -One day before arrival, importers should inform amount, variety and expected date of arrival to veterinary border inspection -Veterinary controls should contain documentary checks, physical checks, -First veterinary checks should be done at the border inspection posts Decembe Domestic -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and r 17, animal and feed law 2011 animal -Issuance of veterinary health certificate on animal movements products -Define vehicle criteria on animal and animal products movements movements Decembe Animal -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and r 21, Hospital feed law 2011 regulation -Criteria to setup animal hospital including staff qualifications Decembe Veterinary -EU harmonization regulation 97/78/EC r 21, checks on -EU harmonization regulation, 91/496//EC 2011 animal and - EU harmonization regulation, 2007/275//EC animal -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and products feed law entering to -Attached list of regulation classifies which products are animal the country and animal products Decembe Animal -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and r 23, welfare feed law 2011 regulations -Defines criteria of animal farms including barns, cages for chickens etc. Decembe Protection and -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and r 23, combating feed law 2011 measurement -Vaccination to leucosis cattle is prohibited s against -Animal movements to herds that have leucosis cattle restricted cattle leucosis Decembe Protection and -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and r 23, combating feed law 2011 measurement -Diagnosis, notification and combating measures. s against cattle anthrax Decembe Surveillance -EU harmonization regulation 97/78/EC r 23, of zoonose -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and 2011 and zoonotic feed law agents, -Surveillance of Brucellosis, related antimicrobial resistance and food borne outbreak Decembe Criteria of -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and r 24, livestock feed law 2011 markets registration, inspections Decembe Animal -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and r 24, welfare during feed law 2011 animal -Criteria of animal transportation vehicles including ships and transportation trucks -Responsibilities, training, inspections and reports Decembe Animal -EU harmonization regulation 1069/2009/EC r 24, byproducts -Categorization of byproducts 2011 that are not -Collection and transportation criteria intended to use for human consumption Decembe Sperm, Ovum -Registration, approval and certification of centers r 24, and Embryo 2011 production center establishment s regulations Decembe Special -EU harmonization regulation, 853/2004//EC r 27,2011 hygiene -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and regulation for feed law animal -Defines criteria for animal slaughtering and animal products products processing facilities Decembe Feed hygiene -EU harmonization regulation, 183/2005//EC r 27,2011 -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and feed law -Registration and approval of feed premises Decembe placing on the EU harmonization regulation, 767/2009//EC r 27,2011 market and -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and use of feed feed law -Principles of labeling and presentation Decembe methods of -EU harmonization regulation, 767/2009//EC r 27,2011 sampling and -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and analysis for feed law the official control of feed Decembe Turkish food -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and r 29,2011 codex, feed law Maximum residue limits of pesticides Decembe Turkish food -EU harmonization regulation, 1337/2008//EC r 29,2011 codex, -EU harmonization regulation, 2065/2003//EC flavorings and -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and certain food feed law ingredients with flavoring properties Decembe Turkish food EU harmonization regulation, 1333/2008//EC r 29,2011 codex; Food -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and additives feed law Decembe Turkish Food -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and r 29,2011 Codex feed law Decembe Turkish Food -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and r 29,2011 Codex feed law preparation Decembe Turkish food -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and r 29,2011 codex, feed law Microbiologica -EU harmonization regulation, 2073/2005//EC l criteria for foodstuff Decembe Turkish food -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and r 29,2011 codex, feed law labeling -EU harmonization regulation, 2000/13/,/79/112/,2002/67,/608/2004,/90/496,87/250,1924/20 06 EEC Decembe Turkish food -Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and r 29,2011 codex, feed law Contamination -EU harmonization regulation,1881/2006/EC Decembe Turkish food Based on 5996 law, veterinary services, plant health, food and r 29,2011 codex, feed law Materials and -EU harmonization regulation,1935/2004/EC articles intended to come into contact with food Decembe Import -Published by Ministry of Economics r 30, inspection -Explains what MINFAL documents are required to release 2011 regulating products at customs. Decembe Turkish food -Increased bran content of bread r 4, 2012 codex, Bread -Decrease weight of bread to decrease the amount of waste and varieties bread of Bread Decembe Turkish food r 4, 2012 codex, -EU harmonization regulation, 87/524/EEC methods of sampling for chemical analysis for the monitoring of preserved milk Decembe Turkish food -EU harmonization regulation, 41/2009/EC r 4, 2012 codex, composition and labeling of foodstuffs suitable for people intolerant to gluten Decembe Turkish food -EU harmonization regulation, 1881/2006/EC r 4, 2012 codex, sampling, testing method for dioxin and similar products Decembe Turkish food -EU harmonization regulation, 86/424/EC r 4, 2012 codex, methods of sampling for chemical analysis of edible caseins and caseinates Decembe Turkish food -EU harmonization regulation, 89/396/EC r 4, 2012 codex, indications or marks identifying the lot to which a foodstuff belongs Live Cattle and Meat: Turkey has banned all meat, beef, poultry and slaughter cattle imports for years, but in 2010 it opened the market temporarily for meat, feeder cattle, and slaughter cattle. Please see GAIN Attaché Reports on the FAS website for the latest updates on the status of import requirements as it changes frequently. In July 2007, the United States and Turkey signed a protocol to permit the import of live female breeding cattle from the United States and in 2010 a protocol for the import of live breeding bulls was also signed. A certificate for fattening cattle was finalized in March but slaughter cattle protocols are still in negotiation. Cut meat imports to Turkey is still banned from all countries but quarters and carcass meat could be imported from countries those have signed protocols in effect. The U.S has not begun negotiations for a meat import protocols with Turkey due to its non-OIE consistent BSE requirements. Poultry Products: Turkey allows imports of poultry products only for re-export. However, Turkey allows imports of pet foods which contain poultry products, but these products are subject to various restrictions due to Avian Influenza. For current regulations on importing pet foods, contact the FAS Office at agankara@fas.usda.gov In order to track which products are restricted for which diseases in Turkey, one must go to the following website: http://yasakli.gkgm.gov.tr .The list of all countries appears in the first column with the corresponding disease in the next column. The list is in alphabetical order and the United States comes first because in Turkish it is abbreviated as ?ABD.? This is listed both in Turkish and in English Gelatin Capsules: MINFAL requirements for imports of gelatin capsules vary depending on whether they are empty or filled capsules and are restricted for BSE reasons. The only statement required for pure gelatin is ?fit for human consumption.? Health certificates for gelatin capsules that are either filled or empty must have the following statements a. Gelatin is sourced from either plant material or non- ruminant material (porcine meat is allowed); b. Materials are fit for human consumption. (Empty capsules can contain the statement, ?Free for sale for human consumption? instead of the statement, ?fit for human consumption?); c. Ruminant origin materials are free from BSE (defined as originating from countries that are BSE-free, such as Uruguay, Australia and New Zealand. In addition to these statements, the end-product must be produced in a non-BSE State. Even if the material is imported, the certificate must state that the end product was ?produced in X State? (any State that has not had a case of BSE). Filled gelatin capsules have the same requirements as stated above for empty capsules. In addition, the certificate needs to list the contents of the capsules. Currently, gelatin is forbidden if it is produced from any bovine sources. It can only be produced using hides and skins in facilities approved by Turkish officials. At this time, only two companies (one in Spain and one in Slovenia) are approved. Energy Drinks: According to the Official Gazette on July 04, 2006 ref. no.: 26309, the caffeine amount is limited to 150 mg/L in energy drinks. The following ingredients have maximum levels: - Inositol 100 mg/L -Glucoronolactone 20 mg/L,-Taurine 800 mg/L Also, health certificates for energy drinks must contain the phrase ?product is free from harmful substances and fit for human consumption.? This can be problematic, as FDA will not usually issue a certificate with this wording. In some instances, this problem can be overcome by getting a certificate of free sale from a government agency at the state or local level Customs Inspection and Documentation Upon entry of the product at Customs, the importer should be prepared to present the approved control certificate if required as well as other normal import documentation such as the bill of lading, original invoice and certificate of origin. In addition, the importer should be prepared to present Customs with the exporting company?s analysis report for physical, chemical, microbiological and heavy metal content, and a certificate from the official food inspection agency of the country of origin stating that the product meets the quarantine requirements of the importing country. Turkish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Livestock (MINFAL) officials take samples of the imported product to government laboratories for physical, chemical and microbiological analysis and confirm it matches the information supplied from the exporting country. Import of the foodstuff is allowed if the results of the analysis are found to be acceptable and consistent with Turkish regulations, and the imports have been approved by MINFAL. Results of the analysis are normally received within a few working days. If the inspection results do not match with Turkish requirements, the importer may request secondary sample tests. In the case that the secondary test results are also against the Turkish import requirements then the shipment is rejected by MINFAL authorities or they allow special treatments under specific circumstances. In addition, if the foodstuff is a bulk or semi-processed commodity, it is checked by plant quarantine specialists or veterinarians for consistency with the appropriate law and regulations. Annex A- Traders Associations Contact List Turkish Feed Manufacturers Association Chairman: Ulku Karakus General Secretary: Dr. Hakki Erdogdu Address: Öveçler Mahallesi Çetin Emeç Bulvar? 2. Cadde No:38/7 Çankaya ANKARA Phone: 00 90 312 472 83 20(pbx) Fax : 00 90 312 472 83 23 E-Mail: info@yem.org.tr Web: http://www.turkiyeyembir.org.tr/yembir/index.php Turkish Food and Drink Industry Association Federation Chairman: Semsi Kopuz General Secretary: Ersin Taranoglu Address: Altunizade Mah.K?s?kl? Cad. Tekin Ak ?? Merkezi No:3 Kat:2 Daire:7 34662 Ba?larba??- Üsküdar ISTANBUL Phone: : 00 90 216 651 86 81 Fax : 00 90 216 651 86 83 E-Mail: tgdf@tgdf.org.tr Web: http://www.tgdf.org.tr/english/ Poultry Meat Producers and Breeders Association Chairman: Zuhal Dastan General Secretary: Yuce Canoler Address: Çetin Emeç Bulvar? 8. Cad 86.Sokak 5/A Öveçler ANKARA Phone: 00 90 312 472 77 88 Fax : 00 90 312 472 77 89 E-Mail: besd-bir@besd-bir.org Web: http://www.besd-bir.org/ Turkish Egg Producers Association Chairman: Derya Pala General Secretary: Dr. Huseyin Sungur Address: Çetin Emeç Bulvar? 1314. Cad. No: 4/6 Öveçler - ANKARA Phone: 0312 473 20 00 - 473 20 31 Fax : 0312 473 20 61 E-Mail: bilgi@yum-bir.org Web: http://www.yum-bir.org/ Union Of Dairy, Beef, Food Industrialists and Producers Of Turkey Chairman: Murat Yoruk General Secretary: Melek Us Address: ?ehit Ersan Caddesi Çoban Y?ld?z? Sokak 100. Y?l Apt. No: 1/14 06680 Çankaya - Ankara Phone: 00 312 428 47 74-75 Fax : 00 312 428 47 46 E-Mail: setbir@setbir.org.tr Web: http://www.setbir.org.tr/eng/default.asp Association of Packaged Dairy Industry of Turkey Chairman: Harun Calli General Secretary: Ali Osman Mola Address: Ceyhun At?f Kansu Cad. 1386. Sok. No: 8/4 Balgat - ANKARA Phone: 00 90 312 284 92 53 Fax : 00 90 312 284 92 58 E-Mail: info@asuder.org.tr Web: http://www.asuder.org.tr/index.php All Food Importers Association Chairman: Mustafa Manav General Secretary: Melehat Ozkan Address: Büyükdere Cad.Somer Apt.No:64 Kat:5 D:13 Mecidiyeköy - ?STANBUL Phone: 0212 347 72 22 Fax : 0212 347 25 70 E-Mail: tugider@tugider.org.tr Web: http://www.tugider.org.tr/ Turkish Wheat Millers Federation Chairman: Erhan Ozmen General Secretary: Vural Kural Address: Adenauer Caddesi 523. Sokak No: 1 / 2 Y?ld?z / Çankaya / ANKARA Phone: 312 440 04 54 Fax: 312 440 03 64 E-Mail: bilgi@tusaf.org Web: www.tusaf.org Dairy Breeders Association Chairman: Halil Tokoglu General Secretary: Dr.Huseyin Velioglu Address: Eski?ehir Yolu üzeri, Mustafa Kemal Mh. 2120 Cadde, No: 5 Gözüm ?? Merkezi Daire: 1- 2 06520 Çankaya - ANKARA Phone: 90 3 12 219 45 64 Fax:00 90 312 219 45 59 E-Mail: dsymb@dsymb.org.tr Web: http://www.dsymb.org.tr/ Vegetable Oil and Fats Industrialist Association Chairman: A.Edip Ugur General Secretary: Dr.Huseyin Buyuksahin Address: Atatürk Bulvar? 231/15 06680 Kavakl?dere / ANKARA Phone:00 90 312 426 16 82 Fax:00 90 312 426 16 95 E-Mail: info@bysd.org Web: www.bysd.org Annex B: Government Regulatory Agency Contacts General Directorate of Food and Control/ Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Livestock Central. This office has the authority to control food and feed safety, is responsible to mange import and domestic controls, prepare regulations and laws, authorize animal and animal products imports, plant and plant products imports, communicate directly with public on food safety issues, and is responsible for animal health and quarantine. Dr. Nihat Pakdil, Acting General Director General Directorate of Food and Control Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Livestock http://www.gkgm.gov.tr/indeks.html Address: Eski?ehir Yolu 9. Km. Lodumlu/ANKARA Telephone: 00 90 312 258 76 10 Fax: 00 90 312 258 76 93 E-Mail: nihat.pakdil@tarim.gov.tr Dr. Ahmet Aslan, Deputy General Director General Directorate of Food and Control Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Livestock http://www.gkgm.gov.tr/indeks.html Address: Eski?ehir Yolu 9. Km. Lodumlu/ANKARA Telephone: 00 90 312 258 76 13 Fax: 00 90 312 258 76 65 E-Mail: ahmet.arslan@tarim.gov.tr There are 20 Provincial Agricultural Directorate Authorities, each of which has the first-line regulatory authority to issue control certificates for specific products. They are intended to be the primary point of contact for importers to submit their import applications. The complete list can be found on the internet at: http://www.gkgm.gov.tr/genel/bagli_kurum.html The Main Provincial Directorate Authorities are: Ahmet Kaygusuz, Acting Istanbul Provincial Director Provincial Agricultural Directorate Istanbul Tarim Il Mudurlugu Bagdat Cad. No.333, Kadikoy Istanbul, Turkey Phone: (90-216) 467 57 34 Fax: (90-216) 369 81 51 Ahmet Guldal, Izmir Provincial Director Izmir Tarim Il Mudurlugu Universite Cad. No: 47 Bornova, Izmir, Turkey Phone: (90-232) 462 60 33 Fax: (90-232) 462 24 93 Kadir Ciftepala, Mersin Provincial Director Mersin Tarim Il Mudurlugu Gazi Mah. Mersin, Turkey Phone: (90-324) 326 40 13 Fax: (90-324) 326 40 12 There are 40 provincial and one reference food control laboratories, the three largest being: Ankara Provincial Food Control Laboratory Directorate Ankara, Turkey Phone: (90 312) 315-0089 or 315-8709 Fax: (90 312) 315 7934 2) Istanbul Provincial Food Control Laboratory Directorate Istanbul, Turkey Phone: (90 212) 663-3961 or 663-3959 Fax: (90 212) 663-4296 3) Izmir Provincial Food Control Laboratory Directorate Izmir, Turkey Phone: (90 232) 435-1481 or 435-6637 Fax: (90 232)-462 4197 National Food Reference Laboratory Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bulvar? (?stanbul Yolu) Yenimahalle Tarim Kampüsü No: 70 Yenimahalle / ANKARA - TÜRK?YE Phone : +90 (312) 327 37 03 Fax : +90 (312) 327 41 56 E-mail : ugrl@ugrl.gov.tr Other Import Specialist Contacts: U.S. exporters are advised to contact the FAS offices in Ankara or Istanbul for additional information and/or a list of private sector firms which can provide assistance with customs clearance and import regulation issues. In most cases, the importing company or agent should be familiar with (and ultimately responsible for) existing regulations. Foreign Agricultural Service Offices in Turkey American Embassy Kavaklidere, Ankara Tel: +90-312-455 55 55 Fax: +90-312-467 00 56 Email: agankara@fas.usda.gov American Consulate, Istanbul 110 Ataturk Blvd. Kaplicalar Mevki Sokak Istinye, 334460 Istanbul Tel: +90-212-335-9000 Fax: +90-212-335-9077 Email: agistanbul@fas.usda.gov Annex C-Important conference and trade shows Conference Flour Millers Conference, March 29-April 1, 2012, Antalya Feed millers conference, April 12-15, 2012, Antalya Food Safety Conference, May 3-4, 2012, Istanbul Trade shows ANFAS FOOD Product, 12-15, February 2012, Antalya Meat, Milk, Pastry, Frozen products, food packaging materials BURSA FOOD/ FOOD-TECH FAIR 2012, 23 - 26 February 2012, Tüyap Bursa 11th Food & Beverage, Food Processing, Packing, Beverage Technologies Fair -Hotel, Restaurant, Cafe Equipment Special Section ÇUKUROVA FOOD / FOOD-TECH FAIR 2012, 08 - 11 March 2012, Tüyap Adana Adana 6 th Food, Beverage, Food Processing, Pastry Technologies, Storage, Cooling Transportation, and Shop-Market Equipment Fair KONYA AGRICULTURE 2012, 14 - 18 March 2012, Tüyap Konya 10th International Agriculture, Stock Breeding and Dairy Industry Fair D?YARBAKIR AGRICULTURE-STOCK BREEDING FAIR 2012, 11 - 15 April 2012, Tüyap Diyarbak?r 4 th Middle East Agriculture, Stock Breeding, Poultry and Dairy Industry Fair SWEETEURASIA, June 14- 16 2012, TUYAP, ISTANBUL Sweets ,Candies ,Ice Cream ,Jellies ,Toffess ,Chewing Gum ,Breakfast Snacks ,Nutrition Bars ANIMALIA ISTANBUL 2012, 14-17 June 2012, Istanbul Expo Center Hall 10 Cattle Breeding and Equipments, Meat, Milk & Nutrition Industry and Equipments, Milk, Beef and Seafood in the Organic World, Feed Production and Supplements, Feeders & Mixers ISTANBUL FOOD-TECH 2012, 20 - 23 September 2012, Tüyap ?stanbul 7th Food and Beverage Technologies, Food Safety, Additives and Ingredients, Cooling, Ventilation, Storage Systems and Logistics Fair WORLDFOOD ISTANBUL, 06-09 September, 2012, Istanbul Milk & Dairy Products, Meat Products, Confectionary Products & Chocolate, Frozen Food, Canned & Tinned Goods, Natural & Organic Food,,Food Additives & Supplementary, foodstuffs, Alcoholic Beverages, Non- Alcoholic Beverages, Tea&Cofee, Frozen Seafood BURSA AGRICULTURE 2012, 26 - 30 September 2012,Tüyap Bursa Bursa 10th International Agriculture, Seed Raising, Saplings and Dairy Industry Fair MIDDLE EAST FOOD FOOD-TECH FAIR 2012, 17 - 21 October 2012, Tüyap Diyarbak?r 4 th Food and Beverages, Food Processing Technologies, Pastry Technologies, Bakery, Patisserie and Ice-cream Equipment, Refrigirators, Storage, Packaging and Shop - Market Supplies Fair FOODIST, 06 - 09 December 2012, Tüyap ?stanbul 6th Istanbul Food and Beverage Fair AGRO EURASIA FAIR 2012, 13 - 16 December 2012, Tüyap ?stanbul 7th International Agriculture and Agricultural Mechanization Fair EURASIA STOCK BREEDING 2012, 13 - 16 December 2012, Tüyap ?stanbul 3rd Stock Breeding, Equipment, Poultry and Dairy Industry Fair Annex D: Biosafety board approvals of biotech events for import (so far approved for feed use only) No Commodity Event Official Gazette Publication/Date 1 Soybean A2704-12 January 26, 2011 2 Soybean MON89788 January 26, 2012 3 Soybean MON40-3-2 January 26, 2011 4 Corn Bt11 December 24, 2011 5 Corn DAS1507 December 24, 2011 6 Corn DAS59122 December 24, 2011 7 Corn DAS1507xNK603 December 24, 2011 8 Corn NK603 December 24, 2011 9 Corn NK603xMON810 December 24, 2011 10 Corn GA21 December 24, 2011 11 Corn MON 89034 December 24, 2011 12 Corn MON89034 x NK603 December 24, 2011 13 Corn Bt11 x GA21 December 24, 2011 14 Corn 59122 x 1507 x NK603 December 24, 2011 15 Corn MON88017 x MON810 December 24, 2011 16 Corn DAS1507 x 59122 December 24, 2011 17 Corn MON88017 Not approved yet 18 Corn DAS59122xNK603 Not approved yet 19 Corn MON 810 Not approved yet 20 Corn MON 863 Not approved yet 21 Corn MON 863x NK603 Not approved yet 22 Corn MON 863xMON810 Not approved yet 23 Corn MIR604 Not approved yet 24 Corn MON 863x MON810xNK603 Not approved yet 25 Corn T25 Not approved yet Annex E: Products which require control certificates (listed by HS code) Subject to Seed, Sapling and Veterinary Veterinary medical Veterinary control flower bulbs biological products and products ingredients HS CODE HS Code HS Code HS Code 01.01 0601.10.10.00.00 3002.30.00.00.00 1108.12.00.10.00 01.02 0601.10.20.00.00 3002.90.50.10.11 1301.90.00.31.00 01.03 0601.10.30.00.00 3002.90.90.00.13 1302.20.10.10.00 01.04 0601.10.40.00.00 3821.00.00.00.00 1302.39.00.90.00 01.05 0601.10.90.10.00 3822.00 1508.90.10.00.00 01.06 0601.10.90.90.00 1701.12.90.00.00 02.01 0601.20.30.00.11 1702.11.00.10.00 02.02 0601.20.30.00.12 1702.30.90.00.00 02.03 0601.20.30.00.13 2519.90.10.00.11 02.04 0601.20.30.00.14 2519.90.10.00.12 0205.00 0601.20.90.10.11 2519.90.90.00.19 02.06 0601.20.90.10.19 2707.50.90.00.19 02.07 0601.20.90.90.00 2707.99.80.00.12 02.08 0602.10.10.00.00 2707.99.80.00.19 02.09 0602.10.90.00.00 2710.19.99.00.21 02.10 0602.20.10.00.00 2710.19.99.00.22 03.01 0602.20 90.00.19 2710.19.99.00.23 03.02 0602.30.00.00.00 2710.19.99.00.24 03.03 0602.40.00.00.00 2710.19.99.00.98 03.04 0602.90.30.00.00 2801.20.00.90.00 03.05 0602.90.45.00.11 2809.20.00.00.17 03.06 0602.90.45.00.12 2811.22.00.00.00 03.07 0602.90.49.00.00 2811.29.90.90.12 04.01 0602.90.50.00.00 2831.10.00.00.12 04.02 0602.90.70.00.11 2833.25.00.20.00 04.03 0602.90.70.00.12 2833.29.30.00.00 04.04 0602.90.91.00.00 2833.29.80.00.19 04.05 0602.90.99.00.00 2833.40.00.30.00 04.06 0701.10.00.00.00 2835.10.00.10.11 04.07 0703.10.11.00.00 2835.10.00.10.12 04.08 0703.20.00.00.12 2835.22.00.00.11 0409.00 0712.90.11.00.00 2835.25.00.00.00 0410.00 0713.10.10.00.19 2835.26.00.00.00 05.06 0713.20.00.00.11 2835.39.00.10.00 05.07 0713.31.00.00.11 2836.99.17.30.00 0510.00 0713.32.00.00.11 2839.11.00.00.00 05.11 0713.33.10.00.00 2842.90.10.00.11 15.01 0713.34.00.00.11 2902.41.00.00.00 15.02 0713.35.00.00.11 2902.42.00.00.00 1503.00 0713.39.00.00.11 2902.43.00.00.00 15.04 0713.40.00.00.11 2905.12.00.00.12 1506.00 0713.50.00.00.11 2905.32.00.00.00 1516.10 0713.60.00.00.11 2905.39.20.00.00 1518.00 0713.90.00.00.12 2905.43.00.00.00 1601.00 0713.90.00.00.13 2905.44.91.00.00 16.02 1001.11.00.00.00 2905.59.98.90.19 1603.00 1001.91.10.00.00 2906.21.00.00.00 16.04 1001.91.20.00.11 2906.29.00.10.11 16.05 1002.10.00.00.00 2907.11.00.10.00 1702.11 1003.10.00.00.11 2907.12.00.10.00 19.01 1003.10.00.00.19 2908.19.00.10.12 19.02 1004.10.00.00.00 2908.19.00.90.19 19.05 1005.10.13.00.00 2912.19.90.90.14 20.04 1005.10.15.00.00 2912.60.00.00.00 20.05 1005.10.18.00.00 2914.69.90.00.19 2103.90.90 1005.10.90.00.00 2914.70.00.90.00 21.04 1006.10.10.00.00 2915.29.00.90.19 2105.00 1007.10.10.00.00 2915.31.00.00.00 21.06 1007.10.90.00.00 2915.32.00.00.00 23.01 1008.21.00.00.11 2915.39 (***) 2835.25.00.00.00 1008.21.00.00.12 2915.40 2835.26.00.00.00 1008.60.00.00.00 2915.50 30.01 1201.10.00.00.00 2915.60.90.90.19 30.02 1202.30.00.00.00 2915.70 3503.00 1204.00.10.00.00 2915.90.70.00.49 1205.10.10.00.00 2916.20 1205.90.00.00.00 2916.31 1206.00.10.00.00 2916.32 1207.10.00.00.00 2916.39.10.00.00 1207.21.00.00.00 2916.39 1207.30.00.00.00 2917.11 1207.40.10.00.00 2917.20.00.00.00 1207.50.10.00.00 2917.34 1207.60.00.00.00 2918.11 1207.70.00.00.00 2918.12.00.00.00 1207.91.10.00.00 2918.13 1207.99.20.00.00 2918.14.00.00.00 1207.99.91.00.00 2918.15 12.09 2918.16 1212.99.41.00.00 2918.21 1212.99.49.00.00 2918.22 2918.23 2918.99.90.00.12 2918.99.90.00.19 2919.90.00.20.00 2921.11.00.00.24 2921.45.00.00.29 2922.11.00.00.11 2922.13.10.00.00 2922.41 2922.42 2922.49.85.90.32 2922.49.85.90.34 2923.10.00.00.00 2923.20 2923.90.00.90.19 2924.19.00.00.29 2924.21.00.00.29 2924.29.98.00.27 2924.29.98.00.38 2925.29.00.00.19 2926.90.95.00.29 2927.00.00.00.31 2930.90.99.90.43 2930.90.99.90.68 2931.90.90.90.68 2932.20.90.90.19 2933.11.90.00.11 2933.11.90.00.19 2933.31 2933.39.99.00.29 2933.49.90.00.29 2933.59.95.00.38 2933.69.80.00.19 2933.79.00.00.19 2933.91.90.00.49 2934.10.00.00.19 2934.99.60.90.00 2934.99.90.90.21 2934.99.90.90.29 2935.00 29.36 29.37 2938.90.90.90.19 2939.30.00.00.11 2939.99.00.90.12 29.41 2942.00.00.00.29 3001.90.98.10.00 *) 30.03 (** 30.04 (***) 3204.13.00.00.00 3204.17.00.00.11 3204.90.00.00.00 3404.20.00.00.00 3505.10.50.00.00 38.24 3905.19.00.00.00 3905.99.90.00.00 3907.20.11.00.00 3910.00.00.00.11 3912.39.85.00.00 3912.90.90.00.00 Annex F- Products that do not require control certificates (listed by HS code) Subject to veterinary Plant and plant Subject to agriculture quarantine controls materials controls 0502.10 07 06.01 0504.00 08 06.02 05.05 09 06.03 1213.00.00.00.00 10 06.04 1214.90 11 07.01 1521.90 12 0702.00.00.00.00 23.09 13 07.03 3101.00 1404.90.00.99.11 07.04 35.01 1404.90.00.99.19 07.05 35.02 15.07 07.06 3504.00 15.08 0707.00 3507.10.00.00.00 15.09 07.08 41.01 15.10 07.09 41.02 15.11 0712.90.11.00.00 41.03 15.12 07.13 4205.00 15.13 07.14 4206.00.00.00.00 15.14 0801.12.00.00.00 43.01 15.15 0801.19.00.00.00 51.01 1516.20 0801.21.00.00.00 51.02 15.17 0801.31.00.00.00 51.03 1518.00 0802.11 9508.10.00.00.00 1521.10 0802.21.00.00.00 9705.00.00.00.00 17 0802.31.00.00.00 18 0802.41.00.00.00 19 0802.51.00.00.00 20 0802.61.00.00.00 21 0802.70.00.00.00 22 0802.80.00.00.00 23.02 0802.90 23.03 08.03 2304.00.00.00.00 0804.10.00.00.00 2305.00.00.00.00 0804.20.10.00.00 23.06 0804.30.00.00.00 2308.00 0804.40.00.00.00 23.09 0804.50 2501.00 08.05 2503.00 0806.10 2506.20.00.00.11 08.07 2506.20.00.00.19 08.08 25.08 08.09 2525.10.00.00.00 08.10 2525.20.00.00.00 0813.50.39.00.00 2528.00.00.00.00 0814.00.00.00.00 2530.90.00.90.39 0901.11.00.00.00 2707.10.90.00.00 10.01 2707.50.90.00.11 10.02 2707.50.90.00.19 10.03 27.10 1004.00 28.01 10.05 28.09 1006.10 28.11 10.07 28.15 10.08 2816.10.00.00.00 1201.00.10.00.00 2817.00.00.10.00 1201.00.90.00.00 28.20 12.02 2821.10 1203.00.00.00.00 2822.00 1204.00 2823.00.00.00.00 1205.10.10.00.00 28.27 1205.10.90.00.00 28.28 1205.90.00.00.00 2829.90.80.30.11 1206.00 28.32 12.07 28.33 12.09 28.34 1210.10.00.00.00 28.35 12.11 28.36 1212.21.00.10.00 28.39 1212.21.00.90.00 2841.70.00.10.00 1212.29.00.10.00 2841.70.00.90.11 1212.29.00.90.00 2842.10.00.00.00 1212.91.80.00.00 2842.90.10.00.11 1212.92.00.00.00 2847.00 1212.93.00.00.00 29.01 1212.94.00.00.00 29.02 1212.99.41.00.00 2904.90.95.00.34 1212.99.49.00.00 2904.90.95.00.35 1212.99.95.00.13 2904.90.95.00.39 1212.99.95.00.14 29.05 1212.99.95.00.19 29.06 1214.90 2907.19.90.90.19 1404.20.00.00.00 29.09 1404.90.00.10.00 29.12 1404.90.00.30.00 29.14 1404.90.00.92.14 29.15 1404.90.00.92.16 29.16 1404.90.00.99.19 29.18 1801.00.00.00.11 2921.19.99.00.49 24.01 2921.19.99.00.59 2703.00 2922.41 44.01 2922.42 44.03 2922.49 44.04 2922.50 44.06 2923.10.00.00.00 44.07 2923.20 44.15 2923.90.00.10.12 4416.00 2923.90.00.10.13 4501.10.00.00.00 2923.90.00.10.19 5201.00.90.00.00 2923.90.00.90.19 5202.10.00.00.19 2924.19.00.00.17 5202.91.00.00.12 2924.29.98.00.32 5202.91.00.00.19 2924.29.98.00.33 5202.99.00.00.12 2924.29.98.00.38 5202.99.00.00.18 29.25 9603.10.00.00.00 2929.90.00.00.13 2929.90.00.00.14 2930.40.10.00.00 2930.40.90.00.00 2930.90.13.00.00 2930.90.99.90.43 2930.90.99.90.68 2931.90.90.10.00 29.32 2933.29.90.00.19 2933.39.99.00.29 2933.49.90.00.29 2933.59.95.00.38 29.34 29.36 2939.30 2940.00 29.41 3002.90.50.10.19 3002.90.50.90.00 3002.90.90.00.11 3002.90.90.00.12 3002.90.90.00.19 3102.10.10.00.00 3102.21.00.00.00 3102.50.10.90.00 31.04 31.05 3203.00 32.04 3205.00 32.06 33.01 33.02 3402.90.10.00.12 34.04 3504.00.90.00.19 35.05 (***) 35.06 3507.90.90.00.19 3802.10.00.00.00 3802.90.00.90.12 3802.90.00.90.13 3808.92.90.00.19 3808.99.90.00.11 3808.99.90.00.19 38.12 38.15 3821.00.00.00.00 38.22 38.23 38.24 39.01 39.02 39.03 39.04 39.05 39.06 39.07 39.08 39.09 3910.00 39.11 39.12 39.13 3914.00.00.00.00 39.16 39.17 39.19 39.20 39.21 39.23 39.24 3925.10.00.00.00 40.02 4009.11.00.00.00 4009.21 4017.00.00.99.11 4017.00.00.99.19 4419.00 4421.90.98.90.00 45.03 48 6909.90 6911.10 6912.00 70.10 70.13 7205.29.00.00.13 7310.21.11.00.00 7310.21.19.00.00 7323.92.00.00.00 7323.93.00.00.00 7323.94.00.00.00 7323.99.00.00.00 7615.10 8211.91.00.00.00 8215.20.10.00.00 83.09 9602.00.00.10.00 96.17 Annex G: Products which require control certificates (Listed by HS code) Name of Product H.S. code EU Others VAT MEAL Sunflower meal 2306 30 00 00 00 11.50 13.50 8 Flours And Meal Of Oil Seeds 1208 90 00 00 11 23.00 23.00 8 Flours And Meal Of Oil Seeds (Others) 1208 90 00 00 19 23.00 23.00 8 Soybean Meal 2304 00 00 00 00 0.00 13.50 8 Cotton meal 2306 10 00 00 00 11.50 13.50 8 Corn germ meal 2306 90 05 00 00 13.00 13.00 8 Corn gluten feed 2303 10 19 00 19 4.30 4.30 18 Corn Gluten (over 40%a ) 2303 10 11 00 11 4.30 4.30 18 DDGS 2303 30 00 00 00 4.30 4.30 18 Rape seed meal (high erucic acid ) 2306 49 00 00 00 11.50 13.50 8 Rape seed meal ( Low erucic acid) 2306 41 00 00 00 11.50 13.50 8 Beet pulp 2303 20 10 00 00 4.30 4.30 8 Soybean flour meal 1208 10 00 00 12 23.00 23.00 8 Soybean full fat flour meal 1208 10 00 00 11 23.00 23.00 8 Manioc 0714 10 98 00 00 19.30 19.30 8 Fish flour 2301 20 00 00 11 0,00 2.00 8 BRAN Corn Bran 2302 10 90 00 11 4.00 4.00 8 Rice Bran (less than 35% ) 2302 40 02 00 11 13.50 13.50 8 Rice Bran (others ) 2302 40 08 00 11 13.50 13.50 8 Wheat Bran (Less than 28% of starch) 2302 30 10 00 11 13.50 13.50 8 Wheat Bran? (More than 28% of starch) 2302 30 90 00 11 13.50 13.50 8 Rice Bran 2302 40 02 00 11 13.50 13.50 8 CEREAL Soybean 1201 00 90 00 00 8.00 8.00 1 Sunflower seed 1206 00 99 00 19 27.00 27.00 1 Corn 1005 90 00 00 19 130.00 130.00 1 Oat 1004 00 00 00 19 130.00 130.00 1 Barley 1003 00 90 00 19 130.00 130.00 1 Wheat 1001 90 99 00 11 130.00 130.00 1 Durum wheat 1001 10 00 00 19 130.00 130.00 Rye 1002 00 00 00 00 130.00 130.00 1 Sorghum 1007 00 90 00 00 130.00 130.00 1 Rapeseed 1205 90 00 00 00 10.00 10.00 1 PADDY RICE AND RICE Paddy Rice 1006 10 34.00 34.00 1 Long Grain Paddy Rice 1006 10 96 00 00 34.00 34.00 1 Long Grain Paddy Rice 1006 10 98 00 00 34.00 34.00 1 Brown rice 1006 20 36.00 36.00 8 Rice 1006 30 45.00 45.00 8 Medium grain rice 1006 30 94 00 00 45.00 45.00 8 Long grain rice 1006 30 96 00 00 45.00 45.00 8 Long grain rice 1006 30 98 00 00 45.00 45.00 8 Broken rice 106 40 00 00 00 45.00 45.00 8 OIL Refined sunflower oil 1512 19 90 00 11 50.00 50.00 8 Crude industrial use sunflower oil 1512 11 10 00 00 0.00 0.00 18 Crude food industry use sunflower oil 1512 11 91 00 00 36.00 36.00 8 Refined soybean oil 1507 90 90 00 00 31.20 31.20 8 Crude industrial use soybean oil 1507 10 10 00 00 10.00 10.00 18 Crude food industry use soybean oil 1507 10 90 00 00 31.20 31.20 8 Crude Industrial use palm oil 1511 10 10 00 00 0.00 0.00 18 Crude food industry use palm oil 1511 10 90 00 00 31.20 31.20 8 Refined solid food industry palm oil 1511 90 11 00 19 31.20 31.20 8 Refined solid food industry palm oil 1511 90 19 00 19 31.20 31.20 8 Refined palm oil (others) 1511 90 99 00 19 31.20 31.20 8 Refined food industry use palm oil 1513 29 31.20 31.20 8 Rapeseed crude industrial use oil 1514 11 10 00 00 0.00 0.00 18 Rapeseed food industry use oil 1514 11 90 00 00 31.20 31.20 8 Crude food industry use corn oil 1515 21 90 00 00 31.20 31.20 8 MEAT AND LIVESTOCK Cattle-Heifer 0102.21.10.00.00 0 0 1 Slaughtering cattle 0102.29.51.00.11 40 40 1 Live sheep 0104.10.80.00.00 20 20 1 Carcass cattle meat 0201.10.00.00.00 75 75 1 Cut cattle meat 0201.30.00.00.00 225 225 1
Posted: 31 March 2012

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