Turkey has revised its livestock genetics import requirements for 2018 and this year has focused on simplifying the import process. These new policies will facilitate more access to high quality genetics for Turkish farmers. The new requirements are based the exporter country’s Top List, while maintaining quality of imported genetics through milk yield requirements. Turkey also extended the period allowed between signature and shipment from two days to the period of certificate validity, which is thirty days for bovine semen shipments from the United States, thus easing the logistics of trade. The Turkish dairy and meat sector are high priorities for the Turkish government in 2018.