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Turkey: Rules of origin for EU-originated goods, customs duties

Turkey: Rules of origin for EU-originated goods

The rules for certificates of origin for goods imported into Turkey from the European Union have been simplified, with measures that are effective 28 February 2018.

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The new simplified origin certificate procedures (import: 2017/ 4) were published in the official gazette (no. 30286, 30 December 2017). 

Under the new procedures, goods imported with “A.TR movement certificates” are subject to the following measures:

  • The exporter's declaration, as submitted to the Turkish customs administration by the importer, will be sufficient proof that the goods are of EU or Turkish origins. Any other additional proof of origin documents—such as a “certificate of origin”—will not be required by the customs administration, and additional customs duty will not apply. 
  • An “exporter’s declaration" will not be requested, if the certificate of origin or the supplier’s declaration is submitted to the customs administration in the annex portion of the customs declaration form.

In instances when there is doubt that is based on serious and concrete reasons about the origin of the imported goods within the context of the exporter’s declaration, this can trigger application of measures for control checks and verifications, including on-site inspections. If the exporter does not cooperate, the customs administration can decide to request the certificate of origin.

 

Read a January 2018 report [PDF 209 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Turkey

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