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Import/Export

Japan to Turkey

Country Regulations Topics:

Prohibited or Restricted Commodities

In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Turkey.

The importer needs to provide a permit from the Ministry of Agriculture and Monopoly Management.

Only Commercial Companies are able to obtain this, not private importers.

Antiques are defined as a work of art, piece of furniture, decorative object, or silverware that is 100 years old or older. The importer has to apply for an expert report by Turkish authorities (for example, experts of a museum).
Paintings or other works of art can be accepted if the artist is still alive, the artwork is replaceable and an art dealer or gallery has appraised the artwork within the last year. If the declared value of the artwork is greater than $100.00 and there is a claim, the shipper must provide a copy of the original invoice, a bill of sale, or other proof certifying in writing the actual cost or replacement cost of the item.

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.

Electronics Cigarettes are prohibited by the Ministry of Health to be imported into Turkey.
Shipments of knives require permission from the City Governor and the Police Department for both commercial and private importers. There is no exemption for knives sent as gifts or for decorative use. This does not include tableware knives.
Individuals are not allowed to import mobile phones to Turkey and cannot be accepted as a gift item regardless of the value and quantity. Only option on arrival in Turkey of such shipments is RTS and costs apply. RTS process takes 2-3 business days.

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.

Personal Effects cannot be shipped between these countries
All tobacco products are prohibited. No exemptions for gifts or private shipments.

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