Decree of Mail and Air Express Transportation
Mail and Express Courier Transportation has been re-defined by the Turkish Law once again. According to new decree, non commercial B2C shipments up to 30 kg and maximum 1500 Euro value, will be able to be cleared the customs electronically without any former formalities by the courier companies. Concerned regulation was only for the shipments transported by air; and now this is also possible by road transportation too.
Concerned decree is giving very big responsibilities to the courier companies and only a few company has got the concerned rights along with PTS Worldwide Express.
According to the new decree, non-commercial B2C goods which valued up to 30 Euro (it was formerly 75 Eur) value and below 30 kg weight, will be able to be cleared from the customs by the courier companies without any duty and tax. Air Express Companies have also right to release non-commercial shipments valued below 1500 Euros with the weight below 30 kg while paying the duty of 18% for EC Countries and 20% for the rest of the world.
On the other hand, infrastructure of the road transportation is not ready by the customs side but will be implemented soon.
PTS is one of the few players in the market who has the rights.