Free Zone Consulting Services

Free Zones are areas that are within the political borders of the country that they are located, however, in terms of foreign trade tax and legislation, considered to be outside of the customs frontier. 

Exemptions and incentives for industrial and commercial activities which are greater than the ones provided inside the country are provided in free zones. 

The free zones in Turkey are a part of Turkish Customs Region however they are locations in which the goods which are not in free circulation are not subjected to any customs regime, which are considered to be outside of the Turkish customs region in terms of customs duty

In other words, free zones can be defined as locations in which legal and administrative regulations related to commercial, financial and economic areas in the country are not implemented or implemented partially, greater incentives are given for industrial and commercial activities and which are physically separated.


In 3218 numbered Free Zones Law, the main purposes for establishing and operating free zones are listed as;

  • To promote investment and production for export,
  • To accelerate the entry of foreign investors and technology directly,
  • To guide the businesses into export,
  • To improve the international trade.

In a broader frame, free zones are established;

  • To increase foreign capital investment and foreign trade,
  • To ensure that domestic manufacturers supply inputs from the price in world markets and to contribute to their international competitive power,
  • To promote the industries directed for export and to increase export,
  • To increase the inflow of foreign currency,
  • To create new job opportunities and to help with the solution of employment problem,
  • To increase the economic standards by bringing advanced production and management techniques to the country from abroad.

Free zones which, aside from the contributions they make to the economies of the countries that they are located in, provide a modern and developed investment environment with their flexible and contemporary administrative structures for companies which wish to turn towards foreign trade, are commonly being used as logistic centers for many years in our country and they increase their importance.

Even though their strategic importance and common implementation for many years, implementation unity in the relations of the companies in Turkey and companies established in free zones or in the relations of the branches in free zones and the headquarters in Turkey in many subjects could not be provided. Therefore, risky implementations are observed in companies which purchases or sells goods via free zones.

KARACA CUSTOMS CONSULTANCY, with its strong staff representing its advanced level of expertise and extensive experience in the field of free zones, informs its customers in detail about the Free Zone Practices applied in free zones.

  • Free Zone Customs Implementations 
  • Import into Turkey from Free Zones and the problems that are faced 
  • Issuing A.TR and EUR.1 certificates in Free Zones
  • Funds Collected in Free Zones 
  • Warehousing in Free Zones 
  • Transit Trade in Free Zones 
  • Reporting price and other expenses for selecting Free Zone 
  • Assessment of Free Zones in terms of European Union and Exports to be Made to EU from this zones 

Among the uniq services of KARACA CUSTOMS CONSULTANCY, there are all procedures related to the preparation of the projects of the companies that want to operate in the regions, the application to the relevant Institutions and Organizations, obtaining the permits and licenses