ANNOUNCEMENT 20 Mar 2012In March 2012, the government of Turkey announced a change in import formalities.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Circular No. 2012/6 (in Turkish), http://www.resmigazete.gov.tr/eskiler/2012/03/20120320-8.htm
Ernst & Young's Trade Watch (in English), http://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/TradeWatch_-_September_2012,_Volume_11,_Issue_3/$FILE/YY2748_TradeWatch_Sept2012.pdf
On 20 March 2012, the Turkish government announced in Circular No. 2012/6 the implementation of the single-window system, which aims at coordinating border control procedures, such as port transactions, customs transactions, technical controls and licensing through an integrated management system. Under the single-window system, all required documentation and information needed for the import or export operation is submitted by the trader to a single application point. Under the single-window system, importers and exporters benefit from faster customs clearance and reduced customs costs.