Tax: up to 18%

Duties: up to 25%

Restricted items: Second-hand Portable Computing Devices

Non-working days: Saturday, Sunday, & Public Holidays

Lead times: 4 – 5 Weeks

Best Carrier option: Freight Forwarder or Courier

Prominent Languages: Turkish

The Complexities of Importing into Turkey

As one of the few emerging markets in Europe, Turkey has a keen finger on the pulse of Information and Communication Technologies. Its active incentives and support for local ICT development have contributed to the sector’s growth in recent years. This, coupled with its standing as a relatively untapped European economy, makes it attractive as an emerging data processing hub. However, when it comes to foreign investment Turkey is far less of a simple destination. Particular restrictions have been placed on the import of mobile devices, which require additional compliance documents. Acquiring the necessary permits can take up to two weeks to obtain, making for extensive lead times. In addition, restricted telecom equipment such as wireless Technologies requires test lab reports, further adding to delays. Limitations and restrictions are also imposed on second-hand portable computing devices.

How TecEx Can Help You Import into Turkey

TecEx can pre-empt and facilitate any additional compliance or test lab requirements to streamline the shipping process and mitigate delays. Our extensive database of up-to-date pre-compliance requirements and our customs clearance know-how ensure quick turnaround times and safe shipments. We offer a comprehensive and reliable service tailored to your unique needs, from power distribution unit licenses and product functionality compliance to facilitating temporary imports and the accompanying customs.

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