Logistics

Infrastructure

Regarding infrastructure capacity, figures from Utikad show that the high number of logistics companies and quality of their services make it possible to cover the entire country in three work days at most, and on average, in just a single work day.

Most of the major express delivery companies like FedEx, TNT, DHL, and UPS are present in Turkey. While U.S. to Turkey delivery for envelopes takes 2 days, packages & freight might make three to four days. Companies handle customs clearance and offer door-to-door delivery. The most affordable international service and, at the same time, the slowest, is the government owned PTT , which connects with USPS. It is often not a customer-friendly choice, for fast delivery envelopes it takes 3 days, normal envelope deliveries and cargo take approximately 2 weeks.

Import Duties

Turkey relies on internal taxes on goods and services to raise government revenue, rather than trade taxes such as customs duties. Turkey's VAT and the Special Consumption Tax make no distinction between imported and domestically produced goods, in principle. However, as the Special Consumption Tax on alcoholic beverages varies considerably depending on the type of product, the tax system has the potential to favor the consumption of some products relative to others. Other products impacted by the special consumption tax include petroleum products, motor vehicles, aircraft, vessels, and durable consumer goods. The VAT is imposed at the general rate of 18%, but reduced rates (8% and 1%) are applied on some goods and services, and certain types of transactions are tax exempt. Together, VAT and SCT provide over half of government revenue. Both imports and exports are subject to a number of border measures in Turkey, including outright prohibitions, licensing, controls, and restrictions.

Population:

79.5 million

GDP:

$863.7 billion

OECD Risk Score:

4