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Turkey Import Restrictions

In order to enter Turkey, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Turkey government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Turkey, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Turkey.

Import restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from Turkish authorities before posting:

Turkey requires an import permit for most commercial goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit.

Special documentation

Commercial goods require an inserted invoice. Mark the outside of the article facture inseree. Dutiable goods exceeding 50 turkish pounds require a certificate of origin endorsed by a turkish consul. Used clothing, bedding, carpets, sacks and so on, require a certificate of disinfection.

The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the ECI customer contact centre on 1800 007 678.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Turkey prohibits:

Transporting food of any kind is prohibited under ECI Platinum.