Republic of Turkey

MINISTRY of TRADE

Cell Phones

Is there a Special Procedure in Cell Phone Importation?

Question: Is there a Special Procedure in Cell Phone Importation?

The importation of unused mobile phone in commercial quantity into Turkey is permitted in line with the Foreign Trade Regime. For imported mobile phones to be released into free circulation, their tariff status must be determined based on Turkey’s customs tariff schedule and then the import duties and commercial policy measures in force shall apply. However, importation of used, deformed, worn-out, refurbished mobile phones shall be subject to permission of Ministry of Economy.

Importers are also obliged to declare imported mobile phones to the Authority of Information and Communication Technologies.
Lastly, the importation of both dutiable and non-dutiable mobile phones into Turkey through post / cargo is forbidden.