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Old 10th May 2010, 09:24   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I wonder if anyone can help me in respect of Customs duty on your household belongings as we have heard so many different stories.

We have heard that Turkish customs are now in line with the rest of the EU and that you don't have to pay?

Does anyone have any up to date information as to what we have to pay on what? I have searched so many different sites and they all vary.

We wanted to bring our things out but am wary about what the charges might be.

Any help would be appreciated.


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Re: Customs Duty on household belongings

Turkish Customs are a law unto themselves, only in line with the EU if it suits them, we brought over 10m3 off personal stuff and paid no duty to speak of, we did have to pay a fee of 400 to the Customs at Izmer without a receipt ?.
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Re: Customs Duty on household belongings

Hi Randomsurfer,
I really dont know what the customs rules are. Try the search facility on the top right of this page.
I brought over, kettle, iron, dvd player, duvets, duvet covers, sheets, towels, mugs and various items of that sort. I had no problems. They did ask if I had any electrical items in my cases. When I said yes but they were used, they said that was ok.
Sorry, on reading your post again, it would seem that maybe you want to bring over the contets of your house????

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Re: Customs Duty on household belongings

Hi,

Thank you Mary and Basic (sorry don't know your name) for your replies concerning customs duty.

No Mary we don't want to bring over all our things ..lol but would have liked to know roughly what we would be charged for certain items.

It does seem that they are a law unto themselves so we will just have to bite the bullet and bring over what we need. Just hate the thought of having to pay almost as much fro a 50" Tv as it cost in the first place. Tools etc.

But we will let everyone know how we get on once we have made it through these dreaded customs.
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Hi Randomsurfer

I'm living in Bodrum and have been looking into importing my furniture over from UK for a while now..... I was checking into things while still in the Uk last year and came across this info....

From November 12th 2009 the importation rules for household effects will change.

There will no longer be a "Temporary Import" rule (Gecici Kabul) and a need to leave a security deposit etc.

The only tax now payable is the TRT bandrola tax for TVs, radios and other equipment capable of receiving TV and radio waves.

Documents needed for import are now as follows:
Residence permit
Passport
Lease or Tapu (rental leases must be for at least 24 months
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thus said this is Turkey and anything goes.... what one person abides by isnt always the same everywhere or every time....

I also looked into and enquired with some International removal companies if you need any names.....
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Re: Customs Duty on household belongings

Hi Debbie,

Thank you so much for your post with very useful information. This is what I was also told but as you say they are a law unto themselves.

We wanted to bring in our TV, sterio, radio, tools and then other household bits and pieces. Just would have been nice to know how much money you need to take when you go to the customs port to arrange collection.

In respect of the International removers, we would appreciate any help or information you can give us. I have spoken to a couple but even they don't seem to know exactly what goes on. Perhaps you could PM me with details of who you dealt with?

Thank you very much

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Re: Customs Duty on household belongings

hi, 3 years ago I shared a container bringing some stuff over. The people I shared with shipped loads of electrical goods, some went 'missing' (insurance claim) some they were charged for. Importing electrical goods is expensive to the point it may be worth buying new.
My binoculars went missing but that was all.
Re: tools, if you're flying over it may be worthwhile checking extra costs for luggage rather than shipping. They very rarely, if ever, open suitcases at the airport.
Household goods, bedlinen, pictures etc no problem.
But I am talking 3 years ago, things may have changed but this is Turkey
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When we moved to Turkey we used Britannia you can contact them in the UK 08456006661.they have 40 offices ,we moved goods no problem, door to door via Izmir . The goods where delivered by Soya Intc Moving from the customs to our home . Mike.
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Re: Customs Duty on household belongings

Hi

We have had two boxes of household goods (bedlinen, crockery, cutlery, tools etc) stuck in customs in Istanbul since end of April. Everytime someone tries to find out how to get them out we are told different stories and different amounts of money to release them. We have been told that we are not allowed to import secondhand goods, that the paperwork was incorrect (we did it via DHL) and that I should not have addressed them to someone at a company (we did this because we were not going to be there and gave the name of our contact at the building company of the block of apartments). As you say the turkish customs are a law unto themselves and we wish that we had bought all new in Turkey. If we ever see our goods again it is going to cost us a lot more money than the goods are worth! Also to send them back home again was going to cost over 1,000!
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Re: Customs Duty on household belongings

Hi Marvin

We used Pickfords - they have a handling agent at Izmir who sorted out all the import paperwork and then delivered our goods the next day. I'd recommend them.

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