Turkey - UK Trade Agreement

The Turkey – UK Trade Agreement

The Turkey – UK Trade Agreement

Did you know that you could save money on your international shipments to and from the UK? The Turkey-UK Trade Agreement came into force on 1 January 2021, enabling the vast majority of goods of Turkey or UK origin to continue to be traded tariff-free. All it takes is a simple declaration to be added to the commercial invoice.

The Turkey-UK trade agreement replaces the Turkey-EU Customs Union arrangements, which no longer apply to the UK now that it has left the EU. The continuity agreement also provides a stepping stone towards a more ambitious bilateral agreement in the future.

Learn how you could benefit from the Turkey-UK Trade Agreement.

What’s in it for my business?

Euro

Cost savings

Tariff-free access is maintained on all industrial goods and non-tariff barriers kept to a minimum.

International

Continued access

Renewed access to UK markets could mean new opportunities for your business.

Customs

Simplified, modern customs procedures

The ATR certificate is no longer required for shipments between Turkey and the UK. Instead, customers can self-certify their goods by making out a declaration of origin.

NOTE: The Turkey-UK trade agreement applies to duties, not taxes. Any applicable VAT for imports into the UK still need to be paid.

How can I benefit?

To benefit from reduced or 0% tariffs, products must be of Turkey or UK origin. All it takes is a declaration. No formal certificate is required. Simply add the following to your commercial invoice (or any other commercial document) along with a detailed description of your goods as you would usually do.

Sample Statement of Origin:

(Period: from___________ to __________)

The exporter of the products covered by this document (Customs Authorisation No. ______) declares that, except where otherwise clearly indicated, these products are of Turkey preferential origin.

__________________________________
(Place and date)

_________________________________
(Signature of the exporter, in addition the name of the person signing the declaration has to be indicated in clear script)

Declarations of origin will be valid for 24 months from the date it was completed for exports to the UK. It is essential that the declaration is filled out correctly or it may be rejected by customs.

For Turkey exporters, the Customs Authorisation No. is your Registered Exporter (REX) number. It is required for all shipments valued over €6000.

How to get a REX number

  • Register online with Turkish customs.

  • If you are a first-time REX user, you might want to read the REX Guidance document.

To benefit from reduced or 0% tariffs, products must be of Turkey or UK origin. All it takes is a simple declaration from the shipper in the UK. No formal certificate is required.

Simply ensure they add the following to their commercial invoice (or any other commercial document):

Sample Statement of Origin:

(Period: from___________ to __________)

The exporter of the products covered by this document (Customs Authorisation No. ______) declares that, except where otherwise clearly indicated, these products are of UK preferential origin.

__________________________________
(Place and date)

_________________________________
(Signature and printed name)

Declarations of origin will be valid for 12 months from the date it was completed for imports into Turkey. It is essential that the declaration is filled out correctly or it may be rejected by customs.

For UK exporters, the Customs Authorisation No. is the EORI number, which needs to be included within the declaration, regardless of the commercial value of goods.

How can FedEx help?

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Fast Shipping

We help your business reach its full potential. With our express parcel service, you can ship to the UK next day*.

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Easy Customs Tools

Make clearance easier thanks to our free tools. With FedEx Electronic Trade Documents, reduce the risk of customs delays by submitting your documentation electronically.

* Availability of services and transit times referred to may vary depending on shipment type, origin and destination. Terms and conditions apply – visit fedex.com for full details of our services.

Always make sure to check the rules and regulations of the country you’re shipping from and to prior to shipping.