REPUBLIC OF TURKEY

MINISTRY of CUSTOMS and TRADE

Overseas Representations

Overseas Representations


Currently, international relations have been in a process of deepening and intensification. As a result of this improvement, several Ministries have been actively involved in diplomatic activities in collaboration with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs around the world. In parallel with this tendency and in accordance with the decision of the Council of Ministers no. 2008/14541 dated 02.09.08, seven foreign offices were established up in Brussels/Belgium, Washington/the USA, Moscow/the Russian Federation, Cairo/Egypt, Berlin/Germany, Baku/Azerbaijan. Later, in accordance with the decision of the Council of Ministers no. 2009/14731 dated 25.02.09, three more foreign offices were established up in Astana/Kazakhstan, Beijing/China, and Sofia/Bulgaria under the umbrella of Ministry of Customs and Trade (the official name of the Administration was the Undersecretariat of Customs at that time.)

In due course, new customs counsellors and attachés have been appointed for new offices. You may find below the table of Customs Counsellors and Attachés and their place of duty. Currently, there are five customs counsellors in Baku, Belgium, Nikosia, Beijing and Washington, and a Customs attaché was appointed in Batumi. You may find curriculum vitae of them and the contact details.  
 
The main duties of these representatives are as follows: collecting information related to duties of the Ministry of Customs and Trade through an interview with representatives of public and private sector, developing relationships with foreign administrations and businesses, exchange of information, trying to find a solution to the problems which Turkish citizens are faced with, fighting illicit traffic, responding the requests of both Turkish citizens and foreigners regarding customs issues, and representing the Ministry of Customs and Trade. Customs Counsellors and Attachés are also obliged to prepare an annual report in order give feedback to the Headquarters.
 


 

 
 
COUNTRY
CITY
COUNSELOR/
ATTACHES
ACTIVE STATUS
1
 
USA
Washington
Counselor
Active
2
 
Azerbaijan
Baku
Counselor
Active
3
 
Belgium
Brussel
Counselor
Active
4
 
People Republic of China
Peking
Counselor
Active
 
5
 
Turkish  Republic of Northern Cyprus
Lefkosa
Counselor
Active
6
 
Belgium
Brussel
Permanent Representation of the EU
 
Inactive
 
7
Kazakhstan
Astana
Counselor
 
Inactive
8
Bulgaria
Sofia
 
Counselor
Inactive
9
Romania
Bucharest
Counselor
 
Inactive
 
10
South Korea
 
Seoul
Counselor
Inactive
11
 
Russian Federation
Moscow
Counselor
Inactive
12
 
Egypt
Cairo
Counselor
Inactive
 
13
 
Germany
 
Berlin
 
Counselor
 
Inactive
 
14
Uzbekistan
Tashkent
Counselor
 
Inactive
15
Turkmenistan
Ashgabat
Counselor
 
Inactive
 
16
Georgia
Batumi
Attaches
Active
17
 
Iran
Urmia
Attaches
Inactive
18
Iraq
Erbil
Attaches
 
Inactive
19
 
United Arab Emirates
Dubai
Attaches
Inactive
 
20
 
Customs Attaches*
 
Attaches
 

 



































































*It has been created in accordance with the decree law no: 640, however, the country/city has not been certain yet.