Customs Clearance Services

Customs in our country, It is an institution working under the Ministry of Commerce.The Customs Clearance Service is the service of conducting business and transactions with the state in the transition of the products or services through bonded areas during foreign trade transactions with a foreign country.

Customs Law No. 4458, which is a set of rules that must be followed during foreign trade operations is the main source of law in Turkey's customs mattersThe purpose of this law is to determine the customs rules which will be applied to the goods and vehicles entering the Customs Territory of the Republic of Turkey.According to Article 5 of the Customs Code No. 4458, all persons may appoint a representative for their work in the customs authorities in order to carry out the procedures foreseen by customs legislation.Except for persons engaged in transit or in an occasional declaration, customs representatives are persons resident in Turkey.

Representation can be either direct or indirect. In the case of direct representation, the Agent shall act on behalf of the person he represents but In the case of indirect representation, the representative acts in his own name and acts on behalf of the person he represents at the same time.The representative must declare that it is acting on behalf of the person represented, to indicate that the representation is direct or indirect, and to present the authorization certificate to the customs authorities. 

Professionals who follow and finalize all kinds of customs operations of goods subject to customs clearance through indirect representation and who are given permission by the Undersecretariat of Customs are called as Customs Counselor. In this context, the Customs Conselors act on their own behalf and also on behalf of the person they represent, through indirect representation.Customs brokers are obliged to declare their acting on behalf of the person represented and to present their authorization certificate to customs offices.

The most important element that foreign trade organizations should pay attention to when it comes to Customs Clearance Service is the selection of an expert, experienced, reliable, authorized customs clearance company with the responsibility of correct guidance.It should be kept in mind that a wrong choice and a wrong process will easily be considered within the scope of customs smuggling and penalties and these companies will face the costs, penalties, time and prestige losses.

We as Karaca Customs Consultancy Company have been successfully following and finalizing the following customs procedures for many years on behalf of its valuable customers in all Customs and Trade Directorates of the Ministry of Trade and related official institutions and organizations. 

  • Import Operations, 
  • Export Operations, 
  • Postal Customs Operations,
  • Transit Trade Operations,
  • Inward Processing Operations, 
  • Outward Processing Operations, 
  • Regime of Processing Under Customs Control,
  • Warehouse Operations,
  • Temporary Import Operations
  • Transit Procedure Operations,
  • Free Zone Operations, 
  • Re-export,
  • Disposal, 
  • Abandonment of Goods to Customs, 
  • Customs Duty Exemption,
  • Liquidation Procedures, 
  • Return Goods Operations, 
  • Border Trade Operations.