The Community European (CE) regulation has come into force for the following goods: toys, in-vitro diagnostic medical devices, medical devices, machinery, low voltage equipment and electromagnetic compatibility.
Goods falling into the listed commodity groups above are subject to CE regulation and require approval from the Undersecretary of Foreign Trade (DTM) or The Standards Institute of Turkey (TSE). A "Declaration of Conformity" certificate, which must be provided by the shipper, is required to get this approval.
In addition to the "Declaration of Conformity" certificate, the following documents can also be required by the mentioned foundations: test certificate of the goods, test reports, service guide in Turkish and drawing and catalogues.
Exemption 1 - Non- commercial goods sent to individuals for personal use and not subject to any professional or commercial use can be custom cleared exempt from getting approval from the foundations mentioned above. With this notice, there is also an exemption to the goods sent as samples matching the sample description of the customs laws.
Exemption 2 - If the goods are of EU origin, sent from a European Union country or territory , there are CE signs on the goods or their packs and an ATR accompanies the shipment, the shipment can be custom cleared with special treatment without approval from the Undersecretary of Foreign Trade (DTM) or Standards Institute of Turkey (TSE).
If the goods are non EU origin, even if they are sent from an EU country or territory and with an ATR certificate, there will not be an exemption and the standard process will be followed. Note: Any item which is subject to CE regulation but do not have CE signs will not be allowed for importation.
European Union (EU) refers to industrial goods in free circulation within the European Union qualifying for preferential treatment.
The proof that goods are in free circulation within the EU is the form ATR. The form ATR must accompany the shipment and be stamped by customs. The form will be provided by documentary evidence issued at the exporters request by the customs authorities of a Member State.
The form ATR is valid for unlimited value.
EUR1 and EUR-MED (Invoice Declaration)
EUR MED- Refers to goods of European Union origin qualifying for preferential treatment (agricultural goods, coal and steel products) or goods of origin of other countries or territories (for example, EFTA, countries or territories of the Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement) having a bilateral preferential agreement with Turkey. The proof of origin must accompany the shipment. Origin can be proven by supplying one of the following: Form Movement Certificate EUR1 or Movement Certificate EUR-MED- Valid for unlimited value. Declaration of origin on invoice (so called Invoice Declaration or Invoice Declaration EUR-MED) - Valid up to 6,000 Euro (without freight charges) or fixed equivalent in local currency. Invoice Declaration or Invoice Declaration EUR-MED with approved exporter number, valid for unlimited value. This proof must accompany the shipment.
Requirements for EUR1: Must be issued by the customs office of the exporting country or territory on application by the exporter or, under the exporter's responsibility, by his authorized representative. Requirements for Invoice Declarations or Invoice Declarations EUR-MED (valid up to 6000 Euro or equivalent in local currency): Please see the following website to view the Invoice Declaration Statements in the respective protocols:
It is not required for all, however shipments can be held by local authority in United Arab Emirates after screening due to lack of MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) or NON DG (Dangerous Goods) declaration letter from the shipper resulting to misconnections and impacting end-to-end service.
It would be advisable for all shipments originating, transiting and terminating for UAE to have MSDS or NON DG declaration from shipper enclosed in the shipment and copies to be uploaded in IDIS.
Individuals can only import goods for their personal use and are not allowed to import goods for commercial purposes. The consignee may also request clearance by an alternate broker. If the consignee requests clearance by an alternate broker, the system is keyed with POD when the paperwork (clearance documents ) are delivered or picked up. After the paperwork delivery, UPS liability is over. Even if a shipment is custom cleared by an alternate broker or the consignee, UPS still delivers the shipment to the consignee address without any charges after final customs clearance.
Important Notice: The shipments need to be customs cleared or returned within 20 days after the arrival or they are seized by customs. After customs seizure, UPS liability is over. It is not allowed to import used, second hand goods without permission from the Undersecretary of Customs.
The consignee must sign and pay for all dutiable shipments, and a contact telephone number is required for all shipments.In order to do customs clearance UPS needs POA (power of attorney) from the importer. The consignee may also request clearance by alternate broker or may do customs clearance on their own. Even if the clearance is done by an alternate broker or the consignee, UPS delivers the shipment to the consignee address without any charges after final customs clearance.
4 Digit (minimum) HS Code ( harmonized system code )
If the consignee is a registered company, their tax number.
If the consignee is a private individual , their Turkish ID number.
On manual waybills and ones generated by UPS online tools, the tax number can be written Receivers VAT No/Identification No For Customs Purposes and the HS code can be written in Description of Goods on the waybill and the Tariff Code part on the invoice.
Restrictions may apply for freight collect shipments from the origin country or territory. Contact UPS or the UPS service partner in the origin country or territory prior to shipping.
Individuals are allowed to import goods (the value must be less than 75 Euros) exempt from duty/tax five times in a year. After five times, no matter the value of the goods, all goods will be held by Customs for formal entry and standard clearance process will be applied.
Shipments sent from companies to individuals cannot be handled as personal effects and cleared with the receivers passport.
Northern Cyprus is served from the Mersin delivery center in Turkey. Transit time is +2 or +3 days after arrival in Mersin and it is not a guaranteed service area.
Non-dutiable shipments will be delivered directly to the consignee's address.
If a formal entry is required, the shipment will be sent from Istanbul customs office to Ercan Airport customs office in bonded transfer to be cleared by the consignee or by the assigned broker.
No RTS is available from Northern Cyprus after bonded transfer or delivery.
UPS does not offer brokerage service in Northern Cyprus.
There are special stipulations on the following commodities when shipping to Turkey. If you plan to ship one of the commodities listed below, be sure to adhere to the following stipulations in order to avoid delays and holds at customs.
Computers sent for non-commercial purposes or personal use do not require Service Maintenance and Warranty Certificate.
Customs is strict on such commodities related with human health like vitamins, foods, cosmetics, chemicals etc.
It is not under UPS control and decision is given by the Customs authority.
Private individuals must provide a prescription approved by the City Health Organizations and a special statement from the Hospital Committee.
The receiver must be the person who will be using the medicine.
Private individuals have to provide a prescription approved by the City Health Organizations and a special statement from the Hospital Committee.
The receiver must be the person who will be using the medicine.
abrics are analysed by the Ministry of Customs and Trade İstanbul Laboratory Management prior to customs clearance.The fabrics are tested on harmful chemicals used during the manufature of fabrics which left residues within the final product. The process can cause a delay up to two weeks.> By announcement of Turkish Government, for all Textile shipments over 50 kgs in weight shipped to Turkey, the shipper must have an Exporter Registry Form signed by the Turkish Embassy in the origin country or territory. This form will only be required once if shipped from the same shipper to the same consignee. The importer of the textiles must be registered to ITKIB (foundation of the Under Secretary of Foreign Trade).
Exporter Registry FormThe importer of the textiles must be registered to ITKIB (foundation of the Under Secretary of Foreign Trade).
Shipments of documents do not require an invoice.
The consignee's telephone number, mobile number and email address if available, should appear on the invoice.
The destination country or territory considers the following items document shipments. If criteria are listed, the shipment must meet the criteria to be considered a document shipment.
In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Turkey.
Only Commercial Companies are able to obtain this, not private importers.
Artwork includes the following: Original engravings, prints, lithographs, original sculptures, statuary.
The term "Artwork" does not apply to: architectural, engineering, industrial, topographical, commercial drawings, hand-painted or hand-decorated manufactured articles.
Only companies are allowed to import (provided they have approval from the Ministry of Industry and Turkish Telecom Office) with appropriate CE Regulation-please see Additional Import Documentation.
Saturday Delivery Available: No
Always check Calculate Time and Cost for details of service availability and guarantee information within a country or territory. All Service Levels may not be available to or from every address within a country or territory.
If the goods have been declared to customs during export, and being returned back to Turkey as repaired goods (must be the same product), a formal entry will be required. The consignee will be allowed to import the goods without paying tax. If any cost for repair is declared on the invoice, the consignee will pay tax for the repair cost only. Other applicable fees on formal entries will still be applied.
Any commercial shipments or shipments exceeding these limits need to be cleared by a customs broker ; customer can choose our appointed broker.
For more information please see clearance information.
A deposit equal to the duty and VAT is paid to customs by UPS until the clearance at the local customs point is completed.
The consignee still pays a brokerage service fee of US$88.00 (18% VAT is included), stamps fee and official documents of US$30.00 and a storage fee in customs bonded warehouse based on the value, weight and the time the shipment is stored in customs bonded warehouse.
There may be some destinations in which UPS is unable to transfer the shipment to the final local customs. UPS will instead transfer the shipment to the nearest airport customs.
Please contact UPS for more details.
There are however physical inspections on shipments.
Formal entry can be required after the physical inspection determined by the type of commodity, quantities etc. Customs has the right to hold a low value shipment as a formal entry.
Deminimis value for books will be 150.00 EUR ( Shipments to private individuals for personal use in the limits of 30kg/1500.00 EUR which are cleared in scope with indirect representation by the operators will still be subject to fixed duty of 18% for shipments from EU countries and 20% for shipments sent from non-EU countries. However the fixed duty rate for books will be 8%.
Formal entry can be required after the physical inspection determined by the type of commodity, quantities, etc. Customs has the right to hold a low value shipment as a formal entry.
Deminimis value for books will be 150.00 EUR.
Some HS codes in the list will be subject to 20% excise duty additional to the fixed duty.
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