Transit Trade Operations

The Transit Regime is applied to the transportation of goods that are not subject to import duties and trade policy measures, but not in free circulation and whose export customs procedures have been completed, from one point to another within the Customs Territory of Turkey, under customs supervision.

Transit, import duties and trade policy measures applied to the unreacted free movement of finished goods not subject to customs supervision and customs operations relating to exports from one point to another within the customs territory of Turkey to carry.

Transit regime; the national transit regime, the Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods under the Protection of TIR Carnets (TIR Convention) dated 14.11.1975, the Convention on the Common Transit Regime dated 20/5/1987, approved by Law No. 6333 of 22.6.2012, It covers transit operations under the Import Convention and the Convention between States Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty on the Status of Forces dated 19/6/1951.

The customs authorities of the Customs Territory of Turkey goods placed under the transit regime;

  • From a foreign country to a foreign country,
  • From a foreign country to Turkey,
  • From Turkey to a foreign country,
  • It allows transportation from one domestic customs office to another domestic customs office.

It is mandatory to provide a guarantee to ensure the payment of any customs taxes that may accrue for transit goods. But; No guarantee is required for the transports by air, pipeline, rail or sea, except for the cases specified by the regulation.

General regulations regarding the Transit Regime;

  • Between Articles 84 and 92 of the Customs Law,
  • Between Articles 212 and 244 of the Customs Regulation,
  • Customs General Communiqué with Serial No. 4 (Transit Regime)
  • It is included in the Circulars no. 2012/4 and 2018/19.