Includes a list of goods that are prohibited from being exported to the country or are otherwise restricted.
Last Published: 6/20/2019

The Ministry of Trade holds the authority to issue the list of prohibited and restricted imports into Turkey.  This list is regulated by the Imports Communique issued on December 31, 2016.  You may find this Communique issued in the Official Gazette

There are two product groups whose import into Turkey is prohibited:

    1. Certain waste (including metal scrubs) pertaining to protection of the environment; see communique (Turkish).

    2. Certain chemicals; see communique (Turkish).

Importation of certain other products are not prohibited, but restricted, if they do not meet the requirements set to protect humans, animals and the environment.  For example, importation of electronic devices is not prohibited; however, if these devices are not compliant with the technical standards established by the Turkish Standards Institution, they may not be imported.  Similarly, food products that are not compliant with the requirements set by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry cannot be imported into Turkey.

There is also a different group of products, including unprocessed precious metals, metal scrubs, gasoline, etc., which, due to their nature, can only be imported by certain organizations and designated individuals.

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