The Turkish Undersecretariat for Foreign Trade issued communiqué No. 2009/21, which obligates all Textile and Apparel exporters as well as Raw Cotton exporters into Turkey to submit the Exporter Registry Form.
Below are the required steps for U.S. textile and apparel companies to fill out the Exporter Registry Form and obtain official approval.
First, the Exporter Registry Form needs to be filled out. Any confidential company information can be marked “Confidential” on the form.
There are two alternatives for obtaining official approval of the Form:
The approval process of the Turkish Consulate takes 2-3 days.
Approvals of the local Chamber of Commerce (competent authority) and the Turkish Consulate are solely to certify that the seal and signature appearing on the form are genuine, and do not mean the approval of the content of the form.
Finally, the completed and approved form needs to be sent to the importer in Turkey to complete the registration process.
For additional information on the Exporter Registry Form, please contact our Commercial Specialist Perim Akguner.