In Turkey, authorization for the clearance of expedited shipments is issued by the Turkish Customs Administration to; Air Carriers which fulfill certain pre set conditions determined by the Turkish Customs Administration and The Turkish Postal Services (PTT).
Expedited shipments are classified under 4 different categories;
Category 1: Documents,
Category 2: Import Goods valued under 30 euro,
Category 3: Export goods valued below 7500 euro, weighing under 150 Kg and import goods for personal use valued above 30 euro and below 1500 euro, weighing under 30 Kg, samples and models,
Category 4: Export goods valued above 7500 euro and/or weighing over 150 Kg, and import goods for non-personal use regardless of value or weight.
Authorization for the clearance of expedited shipments covers only goods under category 1, 2, and 3. Category 4 goods cannot be cleared by Air Carriers on behalf of the recipient.
Shipments of category 4 goods, as well as all shipments by carriers not authorized for the clearance of expedited shipments are subject to normal customs procedures for the import and export of goods.
Category 1 and 2 goods are exempt from all customs duties as well as V.A.T.
Category 3 goods are subject to a fixed rate duty based on its customs value of 18% for goods originating and departing from an EU member state, and 20% for all other goods.
Category 4 goods are subject to normal customs procedures for taxation of goods.