Some details to be considered when sending goods to yachtWORKS from abroad

Some details to be considered when sending goods to yachtWORKS from abroad

1. Our legal invoice header reads:

Gazi Mustafa Kemal Bulvari No:43
Kat:1 Daire: 1 48960 Turgutreis/Bodrum, Turkiye

Bodrum Kurumlar Vergi Dairesi: 9270497842

2. All items in all invoices should be acopanied by the “Harmonized Customs Position Number” this is a 12 digit number, adopted by all countries to standardize customs procedures. The numbers format is xxxx.xx.xx.xx.xx and as an example 3210. stands for “antifouling paints”, 8425. for “windlasses for marine use” etc.

3. Certain goods have restricted import to Turkey. Among these are goods subject to an examination by the TSE, the Turkish Institute for Standards, goods which are subject to Special Permission by the Ministry of Industry and other restrictions. All these clearances cost time and money. They can be assessed, however, once the Harmonized Customs Position Number is known. In marginal cases a rectification of the number in advance may save a lot of trouble.

4. The invoice should have a number, a date and should be signed and should carry the seal of the company issueing it.

5. All items sent from the EU to Turkey are exempted from customs duties. In order to prove the EU origin of the consignement, a so called ATR form should acompany the invoice. The ATR form should be endorsed by the customs office of the exporter.

6. The invoice in original and the ATR form in original should accompany the consignement in a labeled and clear envelope attached to one parcel of the consignement.

7. A draught of all invoices should be faxed to us PRIOR to shipment in order that we can verify all that above IN ADVANCE. Otherwise, delays and charges will possibly arise. These will be invoiced to the sender.

8. Every invoice is a separate commission. Even if two invoices are issued by the same sender and to the same receipient and are part of the same consignement, the clearances will be separately and and the costs will be accordingly.


The advices above are believed to be correct at the time of editing. They are an attempt to reduce the most common mistakes, they certainly are not complete and the author will not accept any responsibility arising from following the advices offered.