Export, in short, is the shipment of a good from one country to another. Export can be expressed in its simplest form as the sale and shipment of a good from one country to another.
The export section of the Customs Act explains the concept of export with a somewhat more technical approach. Accordingly, export is the sending of goods that are in free circulation in one country to another country for export purposes.
In the globalising world, a product made in China can easily reach Spain and a product made in Peru can easily reach Turkey thanks to simplified export procedures.
After this general information, let’s talk about the most important rules for export.
Export is supported in each country within the possibilities and limits of the national and international trade system.
For export to Turkey, a tax number is required first. All natural or legal persons can export by becoming a member of the exporters’ association related to the product to be exported.
For example, Turkey’s foreign trade regime is based on the principle of export freedom. They can export all goods whose export is not prohibited by the state.
The export of some goods requires the authorisation of certain public bodies. As a basic rule; A customs declaration is required for export. This is done by presenting the customs declaration and the export invoice to customs.
If the export of the goods requires an authorisation by an institution, if this falls within the scope of the export customs union or preferential trade agreements, if the product to be exported is subject to restrictions or certifications in the country of export destination, if the product to be exported is subject to control by the customs administration or other institutions, and other documents must also be issued.
After all these documents and shipping papers are in order, ta-daa: the product is ready to travel to other countries!