Export Market Guide - Turkey

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All regulatory information for exporting wine to Turkey, including the regulatory environment, duties and taxes, and permitted additives.

Turkey is the bridge between the east and west exhibiting a unique culture of eastern and western tradition. Turkey is predominately a Muslim country but its political system is a democratic secular republic. It has no official state religion and the Turkish Constitution provides for the freedom of religion and conscience. Turkey is a member of the Council of Europe, NATO and the G-20 major economies. Turkey is situated in Anatolia and the Balkans and controls access to the Black Sea.

Turkey is attempting to become a member of the European Union and consequently is making changes to its regulations and standards to bring them into line with European laws.

It is recommended that the following information be treated with caution. Your importer or agent should be consulted for further details as they are best placed to provide information on how to comply with Turkish law.

Regulatory environment

The Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs is responsible for the Turkish Food Codex (Law: 5996) and the General Labelling and Nutritional Labelling of Food Products. Turkey’s principle law governing food is the Production, Consumption and Inspection of Food, Law: 5179. Wine is subject to these laws as well as the Communiqué on Wine 2008/67 issued under the Food Codex. Turkish Customs administers customs laws and the import process. 

Import procedures for the Turkey market

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Duties and Taxes for the Turkey market

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Labelling requirements for the Turkey market

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Wine standards for the Turkey market

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