ANNOUNCEMENT 02 Apr 2020

On 2 April 2020, the Turkish Ministry of Trade introduced a permission requirement on the imports of medical test kits that are used in COVID-19 tests.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Official gazette of Turkey, (2.4.2020), “Tıbbi Tanı Kitlerinin İthaline İlişkin Tebliğ”, [Communique on the import of medical test kits]. Available at: https://www.resmigazete.gov.tr/eskiler/2020/04/20200402-18.htm

Inception date: 02 Apr 2020 | Removal date: open ended

Import licensing requirement

On 2 April 2020, the Turkish Ministry of Trade introduced a permission requirement on the imports of medical test kits that are used in COVID-19 tests. The subject goods are classified under the tariff subheadings 3822.00 and 3002.15.

According to the communique published in the official gazette, those who want to import medical test kits are required to obtain a certificate of conformity from the Ministry of Health. The provisions of the communique do not apply to companies which are authorized for importation by the Ministry of Health.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Trade, the decision is taken to prevent any uncontrolled importation of the medical test kits and to prevent uncontrolled testing of COVID-19.

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