Turkey - Country Commercial Guide
Prohibited and Restricted Imports

Includes a list of goods that are prohibited from being exported to the country or are otherwise restricted.

Last published date: 2021-12-08

The Ministry of Trade issued the list of prohibited and restricted imports into Turkey per several import communiques in December 2020.

There are three product groups for which imports into Turkey are prohibited:

  • Certain waste, regulated by “Regulation for Product Safety and Inspection 2021/3”
  • Certain chemicals, regulated by “Regulation for Product Safety and Inspection 2021/6
  • Metal scrap, regulated by “Regulation for Product Safety and Inspection 2021/23”

In cases where these commodities can be imported, the importer must be an industrial entity intending to use these materials in its own manufacturing process. The importing entity must obtain a license from the Ministry of Trade.

Importation of certain other products are not prohibited, but restricted, if they do not meet certain safety and environmental protection requirements.

Certain other products such as unprocessed precious metals, metal scrubs, gasoline, etc., can only be imported by specific organizations and designated individuals.