Customs Legislation in Turkey
Turkey has a fairly complex customs and tax legislation in place, which even challenges the most experienced customs and tax consultants, as it changes frequently. For a foreign exporter, it would be almost impossible to keep up to date with the recent changes to the legal framework, as the state constantly introduces new legislations and duties for new products. An unseasoned exporter and/or importer can easily make a filing error and be required to pay administrative fines or additional duties for the products at the customs port.
Commercial Policy Measures & Anti-Dumping
To complicate matters even further, Turkey, as a member of WTO, also has several different commercial policy measures in place, including anti-dumping measures. The policy measures may require the exporters to pay even more additional taxes for the products they are exporting to Turkey, which can significantly impact their shipment costs.