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Accepts ATA Carnets for Commercial Samples, Professional Equipment, and Exhibitions and Fairs

ATA Carnet Guarantee Association

Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB)
Dumlupinar Bulvari No252 (Eskişehir Yolu, 9km)
06530 Ankara – Turkey
Tel: (90.312) 218.22.45 or (90.312) 218.22.62 or   (90.312) 218.20.00
Fax: (90.312) 218.22.44   or
Email: or

Embassy in the U.S.

Turkish Embassy
2525 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008 USA
Tel: 202.612.6700
Fax: 202.612.6744

U.S. Commercial Service Export Assistance Turkey Country Portal
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ATA Carnet Specifics

For Professional Equipment items, Turkish customs strictly requires the Holder or her/his representative(s) to hold a foreign passport.

  1. Authorized Representative
    1. If temporary importation of a Carnet is handled by a representative, the said representative MUST sign box “F” of the importation and re-exportation vouchers.
    2. The name of the Holder’s representative in Turkey MUST be clearly indicated in Box “B” of the Carnet, which includes the green cover, importation and re-exportation vouchers.
    3. The representative shown in Box “B” MUST obtain a power of attorney.
      1. The POA must be issued under the letterhead of the Holder of the Carnet or it can be a generic POA form as long as the Carnet number and name of representatives are listed.
      2. The POA must be notarized by a U.S. party.
      3. Once notarized, the document is required to be authenticated by the Notary commissioning authority (usually the Secretary of State’s office) that granted the notary’s commission certificate.
      4. A copy of the POA and Apostilles or Authentication Certificate should be included in the Carnet folder when the goods are traveling to Turkey.
  2. Temporary admission with Partial Relief from duties and taxes
    1. For goods under Carnets that are subject to “Partial Relief”, Turkish customs will charge the importer/Carnet Holder 3% of the total duties monthly. For further details, the importer/Carnet Holder may consult an “authorized Customs broker” in Turkey.
    2. For details regarding “Partial Relief”, please refer to Annex E of Istanbul Convention.
  3. Penalties for violation of the use of Carnet
    1. Late re-exportation within 1 month from the date of Carnet expiry – A fine of TL 170 (approx. € 55 | US$60) will be imposed.
    2. Late re-exportation within 2 months from the date of Carnet expiry – A fine of TL 340 (approx. € 110|US$120) will be imposed.
    3. Late re-exportation exceeding 2 months from the date of Carnet expiry or goods do not get re-exported.

A fine of two times the bonded value of the goods may be charged.

Trade Shows

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