On October 13, 2020 Turkey set the news procedures and principles regarding the approval of the Certificate of Import and End Use requested from the importer by the exporting country / exporter to import dual-use materials and technologies that can be used in the manufacture, development, processing, storage, transportation and distribution of weapons of mass destruction into Turkey on basis of export control regime. The new rules are also applicable to imports to Turkey from free zones.
Accordingly, it is regulated that the Certificate of Import and End-Use requested from the importer by the exporting country or exporter is subject to the approval of the Ministry of Trade General Directorate of Import. The validity period of both certificates is six (6) months and not subject to extension. Moreover, the validity period of the certificates processed by the authorities of the exporting country is not considered in import transactions. For Certificate of End-Use, if the end user is different from the importer, the information of both importer and end-user shall be stated in the certificate as they are hold jointly responsible. Applications shall be electronically through E-Government platform or website of Ministry of Trade (www.ticaret.gov.tr)
In case the goods subject to Import and End Use Certificates are to be transferred to a third country, a Permit Letter / Permit from the exporting country / exporter shall be obtained and sent to the General Directorate of Import of the Ministry of Trade by the importer and this Letter / Document must be sent to the General Directorate of Import of the Ministry of Trade.