Turkey: Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards Country Report

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This report outlines specific requirements for food and agricultural products to be imported into Turkey and was prepared by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Office of Agricultural Affairs in Ankara, Turkey for U.S. exporters of food and agricultural products. This report does not cover standards or requirements for products from third countries. It should be read in conjunction with the Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) Export Certificate Report- 2022 for Turkey. There have not been any major changes in food import regulations in Turkey in the last year. However, on July 31, 2021, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry ended the temporary Covid-related implementation allowing Phytosanitary Certificates and Veterinary Health Certificates to be e-mailed to the official control body in Turkey. As of August 1, 2021, original copies of these certificates are required to be sent at the time the product is imported to Turkey.

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