Turkish Customs requires all samples sent to Turkey for testing to have the specified actual content information on the consignment note and invoice, effective 15th May, 2019.

SAFEGUARDS | Softlines NO. 078/19

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Starting 15th May, 2019, all samples sent to Turkey for third party testing are required to have specified actual content information on the consignment note and invoice documents. If sender fails to provide the actual content information of samples on documents, it may result in samples being sent back, or delays in the Customs process.

Examples of acceptable and unacceptable descriptions of textile samples:

Unacceptable Acceptable
Apparel Men’s Shirts, Lingerie, Girls’ Vests, Boys’ Jacket
Caps Plastic Caps
Leather Articles Saddles, Leather Handbags, Leather Jackets
Textiles Linen fabric, T-shirts

On the proforma invoice for samples, it must be specified that the samples have “NO COMMERCIAL VALUE, “ALL SAMPLES ARE CUT”, and samples are sent for “LABORATORY TESTING” purpose. The total price on a proforma invoice may not be over EUR 21 or USD 21. The proforma invoice must be the original copy stamped and signed by the sender.

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For enquiries, please contact:

Louann Spirito
Consumer and Retail – Softlines
US & Canada Softlines Business Head
t: +1 973 461 7919

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