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How do I send a parcel to Turkey? The necessary documents
Attach the pro forma invoice (automatically generated by Expedismart.ch) to send a parcel from Switzerland to Turkey to indicate to the Turkish customs the content of your parcel. You have to expect waiting times as there will be checks of your goods on the spot by the customs. For your valuable goods, you can take out parcel insurance. If you sell the goods you are sending from Switzerland to Turkey, you must provide a commercial invoice, which you can draw up yourself or which is filled in automatically when you book your shipment via Expedismart.ch. Compare and send a parcel from Switzerland to Turkey at the best price on our website. Choose the carrier (DHL, FedEx, UPS, Aramex or TNT) in just a few clicks who picks up your document or parcel at your home and make a fast shipment to Turkey.
Indispensable information to put in your pro forma or commercial invoice for a shipment to Turkey
Write the proforma invoice either in English or in the language of the destination country.
How do I send a parcel to Turkey? Customs regulations
In 1996 Turkey established a customs union, which now facilitates the import of goods from Europe. Although imports have been largely exempted from restriction, there are still some regulatory barriers. For example, for imports of electrical and automobile products the Ministry of Industry and Trade must give its agreement. Imports of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics also need permission. There are many other goods which require permission from the Turkish government. For this reason, check with local customs for more information. In addition, it is important to know that Turkey imposes very high customs duties on goods. We therefore recommend that you call the Turkish customs to find out the exact prices and certain conditions. To avoid problems when examining your parcel at the sorting centre, weigh and measure your parcel carefully before it is picked up by the carrier. In addition, for personal consignments, goods not intended for sale, do not forget to note "Personal effects" or "Free of charge" on the invoice.
How do I send a parcel to Turkey? Prohibited goods
Make sure that you do not send prohibited goods in packages to Turkey. This list varies depending on the carrier (FedEx, UPS, TNT, DHL or Aramex) and the country.
What is forbidden to import into Turkey?
- Flammable and explosive product
- Toxic substances
- Civilian and service weapons
- Perishable goods
- Pornographic material
- Human organs
- Human blood
* This list is subject to change and may be modified by the country of destination or the carrier.
How do I send a parcel to Turkey? Delicate goods
It is important to pack the goods properly to protect your goods. For this reason, if you are sending fragile or sensitive items, use sufficient cushioning material such as newspapers, bubble wrap or foam sheets.
How do I send a parcel to Turkey? Delivery times
Take advantage of a fast and simple door-to-door shipping service in Turkey. However, depending on the shipment, customs clearance may take longer. The most popular shipping destinations for our customers are : Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and Bursa.
How do I send a parcel to Turkey? On public holidays
When sending an express parcel to this country, make sure that the delivery does not take place on one of these holidays. Here is a list of Turkey's public holidays:
- 1st of January: New Year's Day
- 23rd April: Sovereignty Day
- 1st of May: Labour Day
- 19 May: Commemoration of Ataturk
- Variable date: Eid el-Fitr
- Variable date: Aid El Kebir
- 30 August: Feast of
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How do I send a parcel to Turkey? Track my shipment
For the "Track and Trace" of your shipment, use the tracking of your shipment to Turkey on Expedismart.ch.
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