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1.       jetset
42 posts
 29 Dec 2009 Tue 04:56 pm

Does anybody know the customs  system please i really need some help as i have paid for a phone that is stuck in a post office in bodrum and they wont release it to my partner . I need to know if there is any way to get them to give him the phone ie paying import tax and how to go about it or wether to just get partner to send it back to me . Also if anybody could explain sending gifts to turkey duty free if the post date falls 1 month before or after certain holiday´s. I really appreciate all help thank you {#emotions_dlg.bigsmile}

2.       barba_mama
1629 posts
 30 Dec 2009 Wed 12:27 am

There are special rules about importing phones into Turkey, so also sending them as a gift... I never tried it for this reason

3.       ikicihan
1127 posts
 30 Dec 2009 Wed 05:44 am

i know the rules  well, almost every week i send gifts to Turkey.

 

one month before and after new year, ramadan feast and kurban feast the limit is 400$ (300 euro)

other days of the year the limit is 200$ (100 euro)

 

do not forget to write on the package as "Gift"

 

the prices is not the price you bought, the price in Turkey.

 

you can teorically send something between 1 december, 30 january. (edited)

 

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Posta Yoluyla Gelen 100 EURO luk Eşya Muafiyeti Ne demektir?
Yurt dışından Türkiye Gümrük Bölgesindeki bir kişiye mektupla veya posta paketi ya da hızlı kargo taşımacılığı yoluyla gönderilen ve gerçek kıymeti gönderim başına toplam 100 EURO´yu geçmeyen ve ticari miktar ve mahiyette olmayan her türlü eşya gümrük vergilerinden muaftır.

Posta Yoluyla Gelen Hediyelik Eşya Muafiyeti Ne Demektir?
Yurt dışındaki gerçek kişiler tarafından Türkiye Gümrük Bölgesindeki gerçek kişilere posta veya hızlı kargo taşımacılığı yoluyla gönderilen eşyanın ithali gümrük vergilerinden muaftır.

Bu muafiyet;
a) Ramazan (Şeker) ve Kurban bayramları ile yılbaşı ve noel münasebetiyle Türkiye´deki kişilere posta veya hızlı kargo taşımacılığı yoluyla gönderilen,
b) Ticari miktar ve mahiyet arz etmeyen,
c) Şahsi, ailevi ve hediyelik eşya niteliğinde olan,
d) Karşılığında alıcı tarafından herhangi bir ödeme yapılmayan,
Eşya için uygulanır.

Hediyelik Eşyada Kaç EURO luk ve Hangi Sürelerde Muafiyet Uygulanır ?
Gerçek kıymeti 300 EURO´yu geçmeyen eşya için uygulanır. Eşyanın birden fazla kalemden oluşması halinde toplam değerinin 300 EURO´yu geçmemesi gerekir. İki ya da daha fazla kalemden oluşan bir sevkiyatın toplam kıymetinin 300 EURO´yu aşması halinde, toplam değerin 300 EURO tutarındaki kısmı için muafiyet uygulanır.



Edited (12/30/2009) by ikicihan

4.       jetset
42 posts
 30 Dec 2009 Wed 08:52 am

Thank you very much for your help although i don´t know what all the turkish quotes mean that you posted for me , i really appreciate your help in this matter . Is there a web site i could go to to find out all about the customs system so i don´t end up in this situation again as my partner´s birthday is coming up in february and would like to be able to send him a gift rather than he have to wait until i go back in april  thank you again {#emotions_dlg.bigsmile}

5.       ikicihan
1127 posts
 30 Dec 2009 Wed 09:22 am

FORMALITIES FOR TRAVELERS

 


Who is "Traveler"?

 

Turkish citizens residing in a foreign country and foreigners who come to the Turkish Customs Zone via overland routes, railroads, maritime lines or airlines from a foreign country or Turkish citizens or foreigners residing in Turkey who are returning to Turkey permanently or temporarily from the foreign country they went to and similar Turkish citizens or foreigners who are traveling to a foreign country with the same purposes using the same ways.

 

Who is not considered as traveler?

 

Boat or ship captains, crew and servants, railroad and sleeping wagon and dining wagon personnel such as train chief, conductor, ticket seller, controller, stoker, train guard, restaurant chief, waitress, persons who are in charge with guiding the automobiles, busses, trucks, aircrafts, other land, sea and air transportation vehicles and with the services regarding passengers and luggage are not considered as passengers.

 

How much Turkish Liras and Foreign Exchange may a passenger bring with herself/himself to Turkey?

 

A passenger may bring unlimited amount of Turkish Liras and Foreign Exchange with herself/himself to Turkey.

 

How much Turkish Liras and Foreign Exchange may a passenger take out with herself/himself from Turkey?

 

A passenger may take out an amount of 5,000 US Dollars or an equal amount of cash with herself/himself from Turkey.

Persons, who are resident in foreign countries and Turkish citizen resident in Turkey but working in a foreign country may take out an amount more than 5,000 US Dollars or an equal amount of cash with themselves provided that they declared the amount while entering to Turkey.  

Persons, resident in Turkey may also take out 5,000 US Dollars or an equal amount of cash with themselves provided that they proved they purchased foreign exchange from the banks or financial institutions in the framework of invisible transactions.  

 

Turkish Lira or foreign exchange transfer to abroad via banks is not subject to any limitation.

 

Passengers, who bring with them cash amounts for the advance payment of an export to be made from Turkey, shall declare the situation while entering Turkey and shall document the issue. 

 

How much jewelry may a passenger take out with herself/himself from Turkey?

 

A passenger may bring into Turkey or take out from Turkey pieces belonging to her/him made out of precious metals and gems having the quality of non-commercial purpose jewelry at the amount of 15,000 USD together with herself/himself. Taking out from Turkey or bringing into Turkey the jewelry having a higher value depends on the condition of declaring in the entrance and of documenting that they are purchased in Turkey.

 

What does "Personal Articles Exemption" means?

 

Non-commercial used or new personal articles for the passengers own use, which are brought together with the passenger or two months before and six months after the passenger, shall be exempt from the customs duties.

 

The Office of Undersecretary is authorized to determine the qualities, features, amounts and values of properties to be imported as personal articles and to examine and finalize the obligatory special cases.

 

What does "Exemption for Property of 100 Euros Received by Mail" means?

 

Any kind of property except for alcohol-alcohol products and tobacco- tobacco products which has a total real value less than 100 Euros per post and does not have the commercial quality and amount and sent from an abroad country to a person who is in the Turkish Customs Zone via mail or parcel or rapid parcel shall be exempt from customs duties.

 

What does "Exemption for Gift Received by Mail" means?

 

The importation of the properties sent by a real person in a foreign country to a real person in the Turkish Customs Zone via mail or rapid parcel service shall be exempt from the customs duties.

 

This exemption shall be applied for the following items:

          a)items sent to persons in Turkey via mail or rapid parcel service for the occasion of Ramadan and Sacrifice Festivals and New Year´s Day or Christmas,

          b)items which does not have commercial qualities and amounts,

          c)items having the quality of personal, family property or gifts,

          d)items which are not paid in return.

 

What Is The Higher Limit In Euros For The Gifts?

 

This exemption shall be applied for the items of which real value does not exceed 300 Euros. Where there is more than one item, the total value should not exceed 300 Euros.

 

Where the total value of a shipment consisting of two or more items exceeds the limit of 300 Euros, the exemption shall apply only to the 300 Euros of the total value

 

This Exemption Applies During Which Periods?

 

This exemption shall apply for the items which are sent or entered into Turkish Customs Zone in a period one month before or after the occasions stated in sub-item (a).

 

Is There Any Exemption For The Gift Items Brought Together With The Passenger?

 

Non-commercial gift items imported by the passengers (excluding transit passengers) together with them shall be exempt from customs duties.

This exemption shall be applied for the following items:

 

          a)items which does not have commercial qualities and amounts,

          b)items having the quality of personal, family property or gifts,

          c)items which are brought for presenting as gifts.

 

The Office of Undersecretary is authorized to determine the qualities, features, amounts and values of properties to be imported as gift items; to examine and finalize the obligatory special cases; and to restrict the gift item exemption in order to prevent the abuse of this right.

 

This exemption shall be limited with the following items at the following amounts per person;

 

a) Tobacco products:

 

Cigarette

200 pieces and

Cigarillos (cigars not exceeding 3 gr. per each

50 pieces and

Cigar

10 pieces and

Minced tobacco (with 200 leaves of cigarette paper

200 gr. or

Pipe tobacco

200 gr. or

Chewing tobacco

200 gr. or

Water-pipe tobacco

200 gr.

snuff

50 gr.

b) Alcohol and spirits

 

100 cc

1 bottle or

70 or 75 cc

2 bottles

c)

Eau de cologne, lavender water, perfume and lotion (max. 120 ml)

5 pieces

d)

Coffee

1 kg.

Granulated instant coffee

1 kg.

Tea

500 gr.

Chocolate

1 kg.

Food made of sugar

1 kg.

 

e) Medical materials and medicine at the amount sufficient for personal needs of the passengers..

 

The exemption under items (a) and (b) of this article shall not be applied for the passengers under 18.

 

Is There A Limitation For The Gift Items Brought Together With The Passenger?

 

The passengers, who are on their way to and back from other countries via our country through the land border gates and for the passengers who come from or go to other countries and return to the country where they came from without passing at least 3 days in the country they arrived, shall not benefit from the importation exemption for "ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, CIGARETTES AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS" and gift item exemption granted under the right of personal article

What Is The Higher Limit In Euros For The Exemption?  

 

Excluding the ones stated in items a, b, c, d, and e above, the exemption shall be applied to the properties of which total real value does not exceed 300 Euros per passenger. However, this amount shall be applied as 145 Euros for passengers under 15.

                Where the total value of two or more items exceeds the limit stated in the Exemption for Gift Items Brought By the Passenger, the exemption shall apply only to the 300 Euros or 145 Euros of the total value.

May Passengers Bring Properties Together With Them or Via Mail Provided That They Pay The Customs Duties?  

                A fixed rate of duty shall be charged for the properties which are sent from another country via mail or rapid parcel service or brought together by the passengers at 18 or over, or two months before or six months after such passengers visits, and which does not have any commercial quality or amount and has a real value less than 1500 Euros per each shipment or passenger, preserving the right of exemption for the properties of which real value under 300 Euros importable without the customs duties.

The said fixed rate shall be applied by placing 10% over the total values of the items.

The said items under the limit should be one of the following;

 

                a)items which are sent to persons in Turkey via mail or rapid parcel service,

                b)Items brought together with the passengers,

                c)Items brought or sent for gift purposes,

                d)Items reserved for the personal or family use of the passenger,

                e)Items which does not have a commercial quality or amount.

 

How are the properties of which value are over 1500 Euros are imported?

 

In case the total value of the items brought is over 1500 Euros, the duties payable for the importation of such items shall be accrued and collected due to the provisions in force.

 

Where the value of a single item brought is over 1500 Euros, the customs duties payable for the importation of such item shall be accrued and collected due to the rates established with the Importation Regime Decision

 

Before applying a fixed rate duty on the item, the declaring party may request the application of importation duties instead of this. In such a case the importation of the items shall be authorized following the collection of the importation duties.

 

The value taken as basis for calculating the taxable value of the item brought in this context shall be determined due to the presented invoice. In case such a document is not presented or the amount on the presented document is found to be low by the customs administration, the value of the item shall be established by the administration.

 

CELLULAR PHONES

 

It hasn´t allowed to bring cellular phones as a gift with passengers since 01.01.2007

Is there a list of personal articles?

 

A-) Goods Used for Clothing and Traveling

 

-          Goods used for clothing

-          Goods used for daily life and travel

 

B-) Electronic Appliances

 

- 1 Color TV up to 21 inches (inclusive), 1 piece

- 2 Handheld devices with GSM, TV, video and music player ability,

- 3 Camera/digital camera (1 piece) and blank cassettes (10 pieces)

4 GPS (Global Positioning System) device

5- Overhead projector (1 piece)

6 Laptop OR Desktop Computer (1 piece), parts and components (including flash memory and hard disc)

7 Radio or portable radio cassette player (one piece)

8 Media player with hard disc, memory card and accessories

9 Video game console with cassettes and cartridges (one piece)

10 Record, tape or compact disc (maximum 10 of each)

11 Walkie-Talkie (one pair)

12 GSM-cellular phone (with SIM cards) (one piece annually) * Exemption is applied either for the handheld device in the second clause or the GSM cellular phone in the 12th clause.

 

C-) Musical Instruments

 

1 Portable musical instrument (one per each instrument, maximum total five), 

 

D-) Sports & Game Instruments

 

1- Camping tent with two rooms (one set), 

2- Single set of diving apparatus for underwater sports (quality, spare parts and parts are defined by Undersecretariat), 

3- Gliding wings (one pair), 

4- A plastic boat without an engine, 

5- A wind surf used for water sports, 

6- Flipper (a pair), 

7- Tennis racket and 3 boxes tennis balls,  

8- Golf Equipment, 

9- Each of the other sports equipment and clothing (except sea motorcycle and motorized sea sled) for self-use, 

10- Chess, checkers and backgammon set (maximum one set of each),

11-5 decks of playing cards,

 

E-) Health Equipment

 

1- Sick beds of the traveler, 

2- Chairs with movable parts designed for handicapped either with or without engine, 

3- Medicines used for personal medical treatment, 

4- Gas mask and similar protective equipment (maximum 2 units),

5- Blood Pressure Monitor (Sphygmomanometer) (one piece),

 

6- Blood sugar monitor (one piece),

 

7- Respiration system (one unit),

 

8- Automatic injector for diabetics,

 

F-) Kitchen Utensils

 

1- Such kitchen utensils as plate, saucepan, fork, spoon and knife which may be used during the journey,

 

2- A portable picnic stove,

 

3- A samovar,

 

4- Two thermos flasks,

 

5- Coffee machine, break maker, toast machine, mixer and squeezer,

 

G-) Consumers´ Goods

 

1- Either domestic or foreign; 

400 cigarettes (2 carton) and 150 cigars. 

In addition, 

 200 gr. Minced tobacco and 200 cigar papers or

 500 gr. pipe tobacco or

200 gr. Chewing tobacco or

200 gr. Tumbaki* (* a tobacco used when smoking a water-pipe) or

50 gr. snuff, 

&nbsp2- 1.5 kg. of coffee, 1.5 kg. of instant coffee, 500 gr. of tea, 1 kg. of chocolate, 1 kg. of candy,, 

3- A bottle of 100 cl or 2 bottles of 75 or 70 cl of alcoholic drinks,

4- Eau de cologne, lavender, perfume, essence and lotion of total maximum 600 ml. Exemptions in articles 1 and 3 do not apply to persons under 18 years of age.

5- Date and zemzem water in quantities designated by Undersecretariat and Presidency of Religious Affairs. This exemption applies to returning travelers from hajj and umrah only,

 

H-) Miscellaneous

 

1- A digital or analog camera ( together with memory card with 5 films),  

2- Toys of a child traveler, 

3- A baby carriage 

4- Scooter (with two wheels and battery), 

5- Pocket sized calculator that works with battery, 

6- An iron (steam or steamless), 

7- A bicycle, 

8- A praying mat, 

9- A small handy binocular (except night vision binoculars, goggles and sharp shooter binoculars), 

10- A table clock, 

11 A portable gas stove, 

12- Rechargeable electric torch, 

13- In case of transport with vehicle (only for the driver or the owner), 

- Screwdriver set (max 5 units at different sizes), 

- Wrench set (max 10 units at type used in vehicle), 

- Auto pump, 

- Car battery charging apparatus, 

- Handy vacuum cleaner operating with car battery, 

- An ice box operating with car battery, 

- An inner and a pneumatic tire in addition to spare tire, 

14- 14 A passenger can bring along total two pets (cat, dog or bird) or ten aquarium fishes on condition that they are kept under control, 

(They must have veterinary health certificate, origin and vaccine documents and also identification card if any.) 

15-Other goods which can be included in personal effects by the Undersecretariat of Customs according to the traveler


 

http://en.gumruk.gov.tr/traveler/trv.aspx



Edited (12/30/2009) by ikicihan

6.       barba_mama
1629 posts
 30 Dec 2009 Wed 12:48 pm

ah, see..

 

CELLULAR PHONES

 

It hasn´t allowed to bring cellular phones as a gift with passengers since 01.01.2007

 

Buttuhm, this is about when you travel to Turkey, but I also know there´s some weird rule about sending phones. Something about it being registered, and not every model is allowed.

7.       jetset
42 posts
 30 Dec 2009 Wed 05:11 pm

Thank you so much ikicihan for your help in this matter the information you have given me will help me greatly in the future  thanks very much {#emotions_dlg.bigsmile}

8.       lemon
1374 posts
 30 Dec 2009 Wed 09:30 pm

and why on earth they send presents to turkey not to me?

9.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 30 Dec 2009 Wed 09:54 pm

 

Quoting lemon

and why on earth they send presents to turkey not to me?

 

 You didn´t get the sack of sugar I sent you?  OH NO, Silly me.....You´re still sour as ever!{#emotions_dlg.flowers}

10.       girleegirl
5065 posts
 30 Dec 2009 Wed 10:31 pm

And speaking of gifts Lis, how did that dudu-in-a-box that I sent you turn out?  Did you get him all put together?  {#emotions_dlg.razz}

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