Guide to Sending Parcels to Turkey

With a toehold in Europe and a foothold in Asia, Turkey has been both conquered and the conqueror over the millennia. Now a modern industrial secular state, Turkey's influence has expanded well beyond its region as a member of the EU, NATO, the G20, and the OECD

And it's not only Turkey's influence that's growing - e-commerce revenues blossomed in 2019 by 39% over 2018 and they are expected to continue expanding at a healthy 20% each year until 2024.

Sources for this page were taken from Turkey's Ministry of Trade and Customs Guide

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Easy Tracking Information

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Full tracking information for parcels to Turkey is available with Secureship
Tracking #:780123123123
Tel: 1-800-463-3339
Signed By: Pikwalia @ Residence
Jan 18, 2021
8:49 am
Ankara, AN, TR
Delivered
Jan 17, 2021
7:18 am
Bursa, BU, TR
In transit
Jan 16, 2021
9:03 pm
Cesme, CE, TR
International Clearance
Jan 16, 2021
8:14 am
Fethiye, FE, TR
In transit
Jan 16, 2021
12:17 am
Toronto, ON, CA
In transit
Jan 15, 2021
4:30 pm
Ottawa, ON, CA
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Disclaimer!

While we have made every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, Customs laws and procedures change regularly so it is important to consult a licensed broker in Turkey before shipping any goods.

Types of Shipments

Not all types of shipments are created equal. Shipping a television will require different paperwork, duties, and taxes than shipping an accounting statement, for example.
Shipping Documents Only Image to Turkey

Documents Only

Documents may be shipped to Turkey from Canada if they have no commercial value, i.e. they are not for sale, and are personalised.

Typical examples of documents include:

  • Bids
  • Diplomas
  • Driver's licence
  • Examination papers
  • Greeting cards and invitations
  • Visa applications

The following may be sent as document shipments if they abide by the conditions listed

Item Restriction
Airline tickets Only if validated
Annual reports For intercompany or shareholders use only
Blueprints For intercompany use or a bid invitation (to obtain a contract)
Business cards Maximum of 15 cards
Brochures Only if for inter-company use and have no commercial value
Cheques Must be personalised
Credit cards Only if personalised to the card owner
Manuals Only if they are of a technical nature and in an appropriate number for the purpose
Newsletters Must be for internal company use; cannot be a shipment from a printing company or publisher
Newspapers For non-commercial purposes only
Passports Only one per shipment
Stationery Must be personalised with no commercial value and the amount is appropriate for non-commercial use
Traveller's cheques Must be personalised

Sources:
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_CA

Shipping Gifts to Turkey

Shipping Gifts

Gifts shipped to Turkey from Canada will incur duties and taxes. There are no exemption thresholds.

The following conditions apply to gift shipments:

  • A maximum of 5 shipments are allowed per month
  • Subject to a 20% duty
  • Depending on the gift, it may also incur a Special Consumption Tax (ÖTV) of 20%

Shipments from Individual-to-Individual

A gift shipped from an individual in Canada to an individual in Turkey will incur duties and taxes. There are no exemption thresholds.

Shipments from Business-to-Business

A gift shipment from a Canadian business to a Turkish business will incur a duty of 20% if its value is €22 or less (about $33 CAD).

For gift shipments greater than €22, they will incur duties and taxes as though they are being released into free circulation.

Depending on the gift, it may also incur a Special Consumption Tax (ÖTV) of 20%

Shipments from Business-to-Individual

There is no information at this time regarding gift shipments from a business in Canada to an individual in Turkey.


Gift Checklist
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • The words 'Gift Shipment' or 'Unsolicited Gift' are included on the commercial invoice, even if the shipment is sent at Christmas time (see sample)
  • List the items in the parcel and write the value of each
  • Sending more than one gift in the parcel? Wrap and tag each one individually.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Sabiha Gökçen
Yeşilköy Mahallesi
Eski Havaalanı Caddesi
34149 Bakırköy/Istanbul
Turkey

Phone: +90 212 663 2490
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal Shipment / Gift Shipment

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 15 Jan 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift Shipment: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $79.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $79.99
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge


Multiple Gifts in One Shipment

If you are sending several gifts in one package, be sure to wrap and tag each one separately.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Sabiha Gökçen
Yeşilköy Mahallesi
Eski Havaalanı Caddesi
34149 Bakırköy/Istanbul
Turkey

Phone: +90 212 663 2490
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Unsolicited Gift: Consolidated Gift Package

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 15 Jan 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift - Roger: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $39.99
1 Each Gift - Erica: Handwoven French Canadian Catalogne Blanket

CA $49.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $89.98
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Sources:
https://taxnews.ey.com/news/2019-1431-turkey-amends-regulations-on-post-and-fast-shipping


Shipping personal effects/belongings to Turkey

Shipping Personal Effects

Personal effects shipped to Turkey from Canada will incur a 10% duty if they are valued at €1,500 or less (about $2,250 CAD). Above €1,500, the goods will incur duties at their established rates.

Goods must abide by the following conditions:

  • The owner of the goods is at least 18 years of age
  • They are to arrive within 2 months of the owner's arrival and up to 6 months after
  • They are for personal or family use

Moving Temporarily

Students

If you are moving to Turkey temporarily to study, you may ship your personal effects duty free.

Goods that are exempt from duties include:

  • Clothing, both new and used
  • Items required to furnish a student's room
  • School related materials - books, papers, etc.

NOTE: Educational materials may receive an exemption more than once in an academic year, however this does not apply to household items - they receive only one exemption per year.

Non-Students

There is no information at this time regarding non-students moving temporarily to Turkey

Moving Permanently

If you are moving permanently to Turkey, you may ship your personal effects duty free.

The conditions of this tax exemption include:

  • You have lived continuously in Canada for 2 years or more*
  • Your goods are may arrive in Turkey either before when you do or within 6 months of coming to Turkey

*You may stay temporarily in Turkey for up to 45 days and still be considered having lived in Canada for 24 months or more months


Personal Effects Checklist
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • Commercial invoice must clearly state 'Personal Effects' (see sample)
  • A detailed description of each item is provided
  • f moving permanently to Turkey, provide a certificate of transfer of residence

Sources:
https://www.ktb.gov.tr/EN-120417/duty-paid-goods.html
https://www.ticaret.gov.tr/gumruk-islemleri/sikca-sorulan-sorular/bireysel/ev-esyasi-isyeri-nakli-muafiyeti
http://www.lawsturkey.com/law/custom-law-4458
https://gumrukrehberi.gov.tr/sayfa/e%C5%9Fyan%C4%B1n-ba%C5%9Fka-bir-konutta-kullan%C4%B1lmas%C4%B1-durumunda-da-muafiyet-uygulamas%C4%B1-devam-eder-mi
https://www.ktb.gov.tr/EN-120416/duty-free-goods.html

Sample Commercial Invoice for Personal Effects

Ship To Invoice
Sabiha Gökçen
Yeşilköy Mahallesi
Eski Havaalanı Caddesi
34149 Bakırköy/Istanbul
Turkey

Phone: +90 212 663 2490
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal effects being delivered to my new address.

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 15 Jan 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
5 Pairs Personal Effects: 5 pairs of various types of shoes

IN $40.00
1 Each Personal Effects: Arc'terix Winter Jacket

CA $478.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Personal Effects
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $678.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Food, Chocolate, Candies to Turkey

Food, Chocolate, Candies

Commercial and private food shipments to Turkey require permission from the Ministry of Agriculture.

You May Ship

There is no information available at this time of foodstuffs that may be shipped to Turkey from Canada.

Do Not Ship

  • Meat and dairy products
Food, Chocolate, Candies Checklist
  • Clearly indicate 'Food' on the commercial invoice in the General Description or Remarks section (see sample)
  • Ensure that your food, chocolate, or candies may be imported into the country
  • You are not shipping commercial quantities (for any duty & tax exemption)
  • Check with your carrier that they will accept food shipments

Sources:
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegsPrint?loc=en_CA&origcountry=CA&destcountry=TR&cat=004002&PrintRegulations=PrintRegulations
https://www.ktb.gov.tr/EN-120416/duty-free-goods.html

Sample Commercial Invoice for Food, Chocolate, Candies

Ship To Invoice
Sabiha Gökçen
Yeşilköy Mahallesi
Eski Havaalanı Caddesi
34149 Bakırköy/Istanbul
Turkey

Phone: +90 212 663 2490
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Food Shipment - Assorted chocolate bars in their original manufacturer's packaging

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 15 Jan 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Nestle Chocolate Bars in original packaging expiring May 2021 (shelf life of 6 months or longer)

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent / Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Promotional Material to Turkey

Samples

Commercial samples and models of goods are shipped to demonstrate new products and encourage sales. Samples may be shipped to Turkey from Canada exempt from customs duty providing they have no commercial value, i.e. have no monetary value.

Samples with commercial value will incur refundable taxes and duties providing they are returned to Canada within 6 months of their arrival in Turkey.


Commercial Sample Checklist
  • A Commercial Invoice must be included with your shipment
  • Clearly indicate 'Commercial Samples' on the commercial invoice in the General Description & Detailed Description of Goods (see sample)
  • The item shipped has tearing, perforation, slashing, defacing, or has permanent marking clearing indicating the item as commercial sample
  • A list of the samples is provided on the invoice

Sources:
http://www.lawsturkey.com/law/custom-law-4458

Sample Commercial Invoice for Commercial Sample

Ship To Invoice
Sabiha Gökçen
Yeşilköy Mahallesi
Eski Havaalanı Caddesi
34149 Bakırköy/Istanbul
Turkey

Phone: +90 212 663 2490
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Commercial Sample - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 15 Jan 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Commercial Sample - Advanced reading copy of Dan Brown's novel.

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Commercial Sample
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Sending Promotional material to Turkey

Advertising Material

Advertising materials may be shipped to Turkey from Canada exempt from customs duty. Advertising materials can be printed documents such as:

  • Catalogues
  • Pamphlets
  • Brochures
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • Books
Advertising Material Checklist
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'Promotional Material - Not for Resale' (see sample)
  • A detailed description of each item is provided
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment

Sources:
http://www.lawsturkey.com/law/custom-law-4458
https://www.trade.gov/knowledge-product/turkey-temporary-entry

Sample Commercial Invoice for Promotional Material

Ship To Invoice
Sabiha Gökçen
Yeşilköy Mahallesi
Eski Havaalanı Caddesi
34149 Bakırköy/Istanbul
Turkey

Phone: +90 212 663 2490
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Promotional Material - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 15 Jan 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Promotional Material: Not for Resale. Product pamphlets to hand out at trade show.

CA $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Promotional Material
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Have your goods warranty repaired in Turkey

Repairs

Equipment sent to Canada from Turkey for repairs will be exempt from import duties when they return to Turkey if they are repaired free of charge.

Items Under Warranty

Equipment under warranty that was repaired in Canada free of charge may re-enter Turkey exempt from payment of customs duty

Items No Longer Under Warranty

Equipment no longer under warranty that is sent to Canada for repair will incur duty charges when it re-enters Turkey.

Sending Product for Repair to Turkey

Equipment for repair can be shipped to Turkey for a period of up to 12 months.

Returning Repaired Product to Turkey

Equipment that was repaired in Canada free of charge will be exempt from customs duty when they re-enter Turkey.


Repair Checklist
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'REPAIR & RETURN' under the General Description or Remarks, and include the estimated time of return (see sample)
  • Include repair contract with shipment
  • Serial or product number and the cost of repairs should be indicated under the Detailed Description of Goods section
  • Include the original shipping documents or tracking number from when the item was first exported to Turkey or exported to Canada (depending on which case applies)
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • Any above listed items

Sources:
http://www.lawsturkey.com/law/custom-law-4458
https://www.ticaret.gov.tr/gumruk-islemleri/sikca-sorulan-sorular-frequently-asked-questions/english/inward-processing

Sample Commercial Invoice for Warranty Repair

Ship To Invoice
Sabiha Gökçen
Yeşilköy Mahallesi
Eski Havaalanı Caddesi
34149 Bakırköy/Istanbul
Turkey

Phone: +90 212 663 2490
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Repair and Return - Watch being sent for repair

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 15 Jan 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Fossil Watch being sent for repair - Model E5, serial # 789456FG7E2 - Repair Cost $76.00

US $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Warranty Repair
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Temporary Imports / Exports for shipments to Turkey

Temporary Imports

Goods may be temporarily imported into Turkey from Canada exempt partially or totally from customs duty. The conditions that apply to temporary imports include:

  • They are to remain unchanged except for normal wear-and-tear
  • They are not permitted to be in free circulation
  • They are returned to Canada within 6 months of their arrival in Turkey

Goods not allowed temporary entry include:

  • Those on the prohibited entry list
  • Consumables
  • Items that may create an economic obstruction
  • Items that cannot be uniquely identified or singled out

Qualifying for Duty & Tax Free Temporary Import

In order to import your goods duty and tax free into Turkey, you can pick from 1 of the 2 Temporary Import Methods listed below

Each option has its pros and cons. Regardless, each of the following methods requires you to complete a commercial invoice. More details are shown in the table.

Option # Temporary Import Method Risk of paying
1 Commercial Invoice Only (no other documentation is provided) High - if broker cannot clear goods temporarily
2 Commercial Invoice
+
ATA Carnet
Very Low


1. Complete a Commercial Invoice (CI) only


This is the simplest and quickest option. See example.

NOTE: You should be aware that shipping using this method doesn't guarantee that your items will be imported duty/tax free. Not all brokers will clear goods as temporary imports (i.e. UPS, FedEx, DHL) nor is it a guarantee that customs won't charge any duties and taxes.



2. Commercial Invoice (CI) + an ATA Carnet

Completing an ATA Carnet is great option for items that frequently travel in and out of the country. It's also great because once you have an ATA Carnet, it is accepted by 176 countries worldwide making the application process a one-time thing.

In addition to declaring your commercial invoice as a temporary import, you can get an ATA Carnet for the items that are of temporary nature.

ATA Carnets are beyond the scope of the article however, you can find more information here: http://www.chamber.ca/carnet/

NOTE: It is highly recommended to get an ATA Carnet for items that frequently travel in and out of the country and especially so when it is valued over $2,500 USD


In addition to choosing option 1 or 2, the following conditions must also be met in order to qualify for a duty and VAT free exemption:

  • The goods arrive and leave in the same condition, i.e. they undergo no repairs nor are they used in manufacturing
  • Stay no longer than 6 months in Turkey

NOTE:

  • If the above conditions are not followed, duties and taxes will be charged as though the goods have been imported permanently.
  • Your Customs broker can clear goods of a temporary nature (FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc. typically cannot clear goods of temporary nature)

Temporary Imports Checklist
  • Commercial Invoice clearly stating 'Temporary Import'. This must be written in the General Description section and the Detailed Description of Goods. (see sample)
  • The goods arrive and leave in the same condition, i.e. they undergo no repairs nor are they used in manufacturing
  • Stay no longer than the period listed above
  • Include your ATA Carnet with your shipment (if applicable)
  • Include the expected return date or the date that it was originally received within the country (whichever applies)
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • Any above listed items not listed in this checklist

Sources:
http://www.lawsturkey.com/law/custom-law-4458
https://www.trade.gov/knowledge-product/turkey-temporary-entry

 

Sample Commercial Invoice for Temporary Imports

Ship To Invoice
Sabiha Gökçen
Yeşilköy Mahallesi
Eski Havaalanı Caddesi
34149 Bakırköy/Istanbul
Turkey

Phone: +90 212 663 2490
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment returning Jan 2020

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 15 Jan 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 box Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment

CA $1032.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Temporary Imports
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1032.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Permanent Goods / Sold To an individual or business within Turkey

Permanent/Sold Goods

Sold goods shipped to Turkey from Canada will incur taxes whether it is for personal or business reasons.

Occasional Shipper

A shipment with a value of less than €1,500 (about $2,250 CAD) and weighing less than 30 kg will incur a tax of 20%. This assumes the goods are neither of commercial quality nor quantity.

NOTE: Books and similarly printed materials for personal use up to a value of €150 (about $225 CAD) incur no tax or duties

Regular Shipper

If you regularly ship sold goods to Turkey, we recommend you consult a licenced Turkish customs broker.

Sources:
https://gumrukrehberi.gov.tr/category/individual-transactions/guide-for-postal-and-express-cargo-consignment
https://www.ticaret.gov.tr/gumruk-islemleri/sikca-sorulan-sorular-frequently-asked-questions/english/expedited-shipments
https://taxsummaries.pwc.com/turkey/corporate/other-taxes

Sample Commercial Invoice for Permanent/Sold Goods

Ship To Invoice
Sabiha Gökçen
Yeşilköy Mahallesi
Eski Havaalanı Caddesi
34149 Bakırköy/Istanbul
Turkey

Phone: +90 212 663 2490
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Permanent/Sold: Parts and accessories for Canon B78n camera

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 15 Jan 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
15 Each Camera Lenses: Canon EF 50mm, Canon EF 85mm & wide-angle lenses.

CA $132.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent/Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1980.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Required Documents


Shipping packages internationally requires a lot of documentation. This process alone can be confusing and time consuming. So we’ve narrowed down what documents you might need and ranked them based on likeliness of being needed.

Document Type When? Details
Shipping Label / Bill of Lading Always required This is a label provided by the carrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.). Always required because the carrier needs to know the parcel’s destination.
Commercial Invoice Required for all non-document shipments
For all non-document shipments, you will require 3 copies of the commercial invoice (to be included with your shipping labels - These are for customs purposes and need to be included inside a document pouch outside of the box.

When creating a shipment through the Secureship website, the system will help you create this document automatically.

B13a Required if value exceeds $2,000 per shipment or is a controlled good
A B13a is required if your shipment exceeds $2000 CAD or is a controlled good

Learn more about the B13a form here.
Certificate of Origin (COO) Infrequently required

Allows a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Canada has a preferential trade agreement with Turkey. A COO proves that an item has been produced, manufactured or processed in Canada.

When an item with a COO is imported into Turkey, it will incur a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Certificate of Insurance (COI) Infrequently required

Shows that the shipment has been insured.
Banks may request a certificate of insurance when providing letters of credit for the goods. Otherwise, it is generally your choice whether to purchase insurance for the shipment.
ATA Carnet Infrequently required

Used to avoid duties and taxes on shipments of temporary nature.
If you ship goods of temporary nature to and from a country, you can obtain an ATA Carnet to expedite the customs clearance process and ensure that anything of temporary nature is not charged duties and taxes.

See temporary import section
Packaging List Infrequently required Required if value exceeds $2,000 per shipment or is a controlled good.
Packing list Infrequently required

No specific form is required, but generally includes information regarding:

  • The exporter, importer and transport company
  • Date of issue
  • Number of freight invoice
  • Type and number of packages
  • Contents of each package
  • Marks and numbers
  • Net weight, gross weight and measurements of each package

Prohibited & Restricted Imports


Prohibited goods may not enter Turkey while those deemed restricted may enter, but must abide to quantity limits or other rules.

Prohibited Items

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Meat and dairy products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Cosmetics
  • Cell phones
  • Guns and rifles
  • Drugs and stimulants

Restricted Goods

  • Medicines
  • Food supplements
  • Knives and similar goods
  • Electronic goods

Sources:
https://gumrukrehberi.gov.tr/sayfa/posta-ya-da-h%C4%B1zl%C4%B1-kargo-ta%C5%9F%C4%B1mac%C4%B1l%C4%B1%C4%9F%C4%B1-yoluyla-t%C3%BCrkiyeye-getirilemeyecek-e%C5%9Fyalar-hangileridir
https://gumrukrehberi.gov.tr/sayfa/hangi-e%C5%9Fyan%C4%B1n-posta-ya-da-h%C4%B1zl%C4%B1-kargo-ta%C5%9F%C4%B1mac%C4%B1l%C4%B1%C4%9F%C4%B1-yoluyla-t%C3%BCrkiyeye-getirilmesi-i%C3%A7in-belirli-belgeler-aran%C4%B1r
https://www.trade.gov/knowledge-product/turkey-prohibited-and-restricted-imports

Duty & Taxes

Duty and taxes are calculated on the CIF value of the shipment, which is the sum of the customs value, insurance costs, and freight charges.

CIF Value = Customs Value + Insurance Amount + Freight Costs

By knowing the CIF value of a shipment, you will be able to predict the duty and taxes owed by the recipient.


Thresholds

There is no threshold (de minimis value) for goods entering Turkey. All shipments will incur duties and VAT.

Currency Turkish Lira (TRY)
Duty Exemption (De minimis Value N/A
Duty Calculation Method CIF
TAX (VAT) 1%, 8%, 18%, depending on the good
Tax Exemption
(De minimis Value)
N/A
Tax Calculation Method CIF

Duties on Imports

Certain shipments will incur the Special Consumption Tax (ÖTV) over and above duties. Items subject to the Special Consumption Tax include: Luxury products, Alcoholic beverages, & Tobacco and tobacco products

  • Candy13.4%
  • Chocolate8.3%
  • Spirits and Wines0% / 70%
  • Tobacco26%
  • Books0%
  • Documents0%
  • Video Games & Consoles0%
  • Computers & Laptops0% (requires authorization)
  • Tablets0% (requires authorization)
  • Mobiles0% (requires authorization)
  • Cameras4.2%
  • Accessories for Electronics0% (requires authorization)
  • Coats12%
  • Beauty Products & Cosmetics0% (requires authorization)
  • Jewellery2.5%
  • Shirts & Pants12%
  • Home Appliances2.2%
  • Toys0%
  • Sports Equipment2.7%

Sources:
https://www.macmap.org/en//query/results?reporter=792&partner=124&product=170410&level=6
https://taxsummaries.pwc.com/turkey/corporate/other-taxes
https://uk.practicallaw.thomsonreuters.com/w-012-6665?transitionType=Default&contextData=%28sc.Default%29

Turkey Shipping Insurance


You can purchase insurance through Secureship and it is provided by the carrier that will be transporting your shipment.

Each carrier will charge a different amount per $100 of declared insurance. If you indicate that you need insurance for your shipment our system will automatically include the insurance costs for your shipment.

Insurance is great to have in case your package is accidentally lost or damaged by the carrier. But be careful, not everything you ship is insurable. Worse - even if your package contains items that are insurable, if it doesn’t meet the ISTA 3A packaging standard, the insurance purchased through the carrier would not be available to you.

Here are some items that cannot be insured by the carrier:

  • Personal belongings
  • Antiques
  • Artwork
  • Liquids (including alcohol)
  • Television
  • Jewelry in excess of $500
  • Perishable goods
  • Glass or Ceramic
  • And many more items

For more information, please see the carrier's terms and conditions.

Questions about Shipping to Turkey



Can I ship to Turkey?

Shipping to Turkey from Canada can take between 3-5 business days through the fastest carriers available on the Secureship platform. More economical services, such as Canada Post, can take up to 1-2 months to complete the delivery.

Find out how fast the Secureship trusted carriers can get your shipment delivered to Turkey by getting a quote now.


Does UPS ship to Turkey?

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How long does it take to ship from Canada to Turkey?

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How much is it to send a parcel to Turkey?

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What is the cheapest way to ship from Canada to Turkey?

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How do I send a package to Turkey?

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How can I ship my luggage?

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How do I get a FedEx shipping estimate / FedEx quote to Turkey?

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How do I ship gifts to Turkey?

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