How can works of art, musical instruments, stage equipment, work materials, and professional equipment, etc. be transported from Turkey to Germany? Although the EU has established a customs union with Turkey, this does not mean that you will not encounter any problems when transporting items from Turkey to the EU, and especially to Germany. So what should be considered and organized in advance?
The EU-Turkey customs union was established in 1966. This means:
The Ankara Agreement (Ankara Agreement, ABI L 217 of December 29, 1964), pursuant to which the Customs Union (Decision No 1/95 of the EC-Turkey Association Council, ABI L 35 of February 13, 1996) was founded, forms the legal basis for the EU's bilateral trade relations with Turkey.
With regard to import duties (i.e. customs duties, import turnover tax, possibly other excise duties if applicable, see also 'What are import duties?'), a customs union means that no customs duties are levied on goods transported from Turkey to Germany and vice versa. Import VAT may be levied, however. A number of regulations must be observed and paperwork completed.
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