Transit Of Medicine Shipments Through Ports In Turkey

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Thursday, June 19, 2014


Turkey's Ministry of Customs and Commerce has advised that the following is required for shipments of medicine entering or leaving the country:

* Letter of undertaking that the shipment does not contain drug or psychotropic substance, including medicine list signed by production
manager/regulatory manager of producer company or export manager of exporter company as to medicines transit shipment.

* A pro forma invoice/invoice (with confirmed translation in case it is in foreign language) shall be submitted to customs directorates (in a way to state name of producer or exporter company on pro forma invoice or invoice) and transit shipment may be realized.

* Documents such as signatory circular as to authorization may be searched against any risky/doubtful situation or opinion may be requested from Ministry of Health (Turkish Medicine and Medical Device Institution).

* If the medicine contains drug or psychotropic substance in the signed Letter of undertaking by production/regulatory/export manager, it is necessary to submit permission documents both issued by importer and competent authorities of exporter countries.

Details of the mentioned competent authorities are stated in the publication issued by United Nations Office of Drug and Crime and a copy of which takes place in "Competent National Authorities under the International Drug Control Treaties" accessible online at

Medicine aids may be sent in natural disaster and crisis situations in medicines to be sent to other countries by passing through Turkey as transit shipment without making application to Ministry of Health (Turkish Medicine and Medical Device Institution). Statement of the Institution making aid shall be adequate.

In cases where medicines subject to control are to be sent in natural disaster and crisis situations, it shall be adequate to perform acts in
direction of guideline of "Model Guidelines for the International Provision of Controlled Medicines for Emergency Medical Care" foreseen to be used by competent authorities by United Nations International Narcotics Control Board (UN-INCB) and to submit form of “Model Shipment Request/Notification Form for Emergency Supplies of Controlled Substance” stated in the said guideline to Customs Directorates.

In case of doubt or hesitation related to transactions stated above, request opinion from Ministry of Health (Turkish Medicine and Medical
Device Institution).

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