Turkey - Country Commercial Guide
Labeling and Marketing Requirements

Overview of the different labeling and marking requirements, including any restrictive advertising or labeling practices and where to get more information.

Last published date: 2022-07-26

All packages, cases, and bales must bear shipping marks, numbers, dimensions, and the gross weight of the merchandise.

Packages along with accompanying bills of lading for goods to be shipped through Turkey must be marked “In Transit.” All goods entering Turkey through a port of entry are cleared through customs. Full payment of duty is required unless the packages and bills of lading are marked “In Transit.” Goods marked “In Transit” may be cleared for entry and reshipment.

Specific labels may be required for certain imported products. For example, for food and agricultural products labelling and marketing requirements please see the FAS Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards Report for Turkey. Labeling requirements are outlined on the websites of relevant institutions, such as the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, and the Turkish Standards Institute.