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My Experience In Importing From Turkey

My experience in importing from Turkey was one of the really excellent and enjoyable experiences, through which we learn the correct way to import from Turkey, and we will also show how goods are shipped from Turkey, and the steps we follow to import from Turkey easily, and this is through money makers.

Turkey is one of the countries that is rapidly developing and has become among the countries that have played an important role and has become a strong competitor to the most important exporting countries in the world. Turkish products are of high quality, have good prices, and are competitive, so let's see how we will benefit from this leading country.

My experience in importing from Turkey

There are successive steps that you must follow that will help you to know the goods and products that are in demand in your country, the details, raw materials, requirements for their manufacture, and the required level of quality, because the goods and merchandise in Turkey are very many and varied, and in the beginning, you have to define your desired product and all its specifications very accurately.

Knowing the requirements of the local market in your country

From what I went through in my experience importing from Turkey, you should be fully aware of the prices of the goods that you will import in the local market in your country, in terms of (consumer price, half wholesale price, wholesale price, agent and importer price), in this way you have reached the real price For your product, and this step is very important so as not to leave room for bad surprises that could cause you a big loss.

You may find in the local market in your country that there are Turkish goods, the price of which reaches the consumer is less than the price of import, and this may be because there are some importers who have experience agree to manufacture goods for their own account in factories within the Turkish state to reach the best price they can compete within their local market In the end, this importers' experience can be easily accessed over time and a large number of dealings in the field of importing Turkish goods.

Customs law in your country

Before starting to import from Turkey or any country, and through my experience in importing from Turkey, you must familiarize yourself with the customs requirements within your country, so that there are no problems when you try to import Turkish goods, and you may be surprised by high customs added to the final cost of the product that makes the commodity overpriced Final price to the consumer.

Select what you want to import

You must choose the goods you want to import, to be specific about what you want from the goods when dealing with factories in Turkey.

Do a full feasibility study

Through my experience in importing from Turkey, the feasibility study anticipates your gains and losses, your strengths and weaknesses, and helps you plan, organize, and design the company you are thinking of opening or the project you want in general.

Research carefully before hiring

You should search well for the Turkish factories that you will deal with and the factory that will be imported from, and deal with, comparing prices and product quality, and it is also advisable to have pictures or samples of your products required for import with clear data about them.

Recording data on the imported commodity

From what I realized through my experience in importing from Turkey, the product data written on your commodity that you will import to your country is of great importance, the importer may not care about it, but in fact, neglecting to write the product data in the country of origin can cause the product to be seized By customs, you will be fined more money than the value of the product itself.

You must ensure that your products do not require permits from the Ministry of Health or any permits from any other ministry related to your product so that the product is not rejected by your country's customs.

Provide the required documents

Like all things that are currently taking place, a project or any activity within the country cannot be started without submitting important papers to the relevant ministries, these documents such as production certificate, packing list, product purchase invoice, your product technical data, and these are so that you can enter your goods from customs easily.

  • capital

The capital allocated to importing your goods from Turkey must be accurately calculated, by identifying the method of collecting the price of your goods after selling them, because the import process is a continuous cycle in which the capital revolves.

For the capital to turn correctly, it is necessary to know the percentage of merchants who will pay the price of the goods that they have purchased from you. Other imports, so that your project continues to be successful.

  • Customs clearance offices

Through my experience in importing from Turkey, people have shown me some offices that are available to help importers and are experienced in carrying out purchases, there are many companies in Turkey, and you can find many of them online, and you should choose reliable offices that have been tried by people you trust.

These offices work to provide you with a range of alternatives to factories and any other source of your goods, and among their tasks, they check the product that you selected in advance upon receiving it, and they also ship your goods and prepare their shipping papers.

Due to the services provided by these offices, many importers resort to them for their experience in this field, especially if they are importing from outside Turkey to inspect and receive the products.

If you do the above yourself without the intervention of an external office, you will need to contract with the exporter yourself after agreeing on the price of the shipment and the advance and this is recorded in the contract.

Then you must agree on the penalty clause that will be paid if the product is not delivered on the agreed date or if your imported goods do not conform to the specifications, and the contract includes the date of delivery and the place of delivery at the factory or at the port of export.

  • Shipping your goods from Turkey

If you want to import goods from Turkey, you must familiarize yourself with the shipping methods in Turkey, which are three shipping methods: sea freight, land freight, and air freight, and we explain them in detail as follows:

  • Air Freight

In air freight, goods are shipped inside aircraft, and this method is the preferred method for transporting goods of small sizes, and what is characterized by air freight is the speed of freight, and the shipment arrives on time.

However, one of the disadvantages of air freight is that it is not permissible to ship goods with huge weights. The maximum load of the largest cargo plane is only six hundred tons, and air freight is the most expensive type of freight.

  • sea ​​freight

In which the goods are shipped inside containers and these containers are placed on giant ships, and one of the advantages of sea freight is the huge load charged, and the container carrier carries approximately fifteen thousand containers, and the maximum shipload can reach four hundred thousand tons.

Marine shipping containers are divided into three types: ships of gas and chemical carriers, whose tonnage reaches one hundred thousand tons of gas or liquids, and ships of multi-tasking payload.

It transports any kind of goods such as livestock, or anything else that is not placed in containers, in which the goods are placed inside the containers and the containers are stacked on top of the ship, and sea freight is one of the best shipping methods from Turkey because it is the most economical for money, although the cost of land freight Low, but the large volume of cargo loaded on the ships compensates the cost difference.

We can also say that sea freight has become the only way that countries rely on to transport goods from Turkey because it saves money. The more goods, the lower the shipping cost.

Land freight from Turkey

Which goods are shipped from Turkey by land from one country to another, and one of its advantages is that the cost of shipping is lower than other types of shipping. As for the disadvantages of land shipping, the load of the land truck is much less than other types, as the truck does not exceed a cargo load of thirty tons.

Land shipping has been used extensively between Turkey, Iraq, and Syria, then shipping is carried out from these two countries to the Arab Gulf states, but due to the political instability in Syria and Iraq, land shipping has been stopped and shipping has become by other methods. As for the Arab Maghreb countries and Egypt, land shipping cannot be used because of the maritime obstacles between them. And between Turkey, shipping is by air or sea.

The appropriate type of shipping for each merchandise

The type of shipment depends on the type of goods transported, so the preferences are as follows:

In the case of vegetables, fruits, and foodstuffs that do not have a long shelf life, sea shipping is not preferred, even if the sea carriers have refrigerated containers and are equipped with coolers to preserve any vegetable or fruit from damage.

However, many importers do not rely on sea freight because the shipped products are of lower quality when transported by sea. After all, it may take long periods in transportation, which affects the quality of the product. The most appropriate method of shipping is by air, but in the case of goods that do not need a short time, It is preferable to ship by sea and it will be cheaper than air freight.

But if the goods are of limited size, air freight is relied upon as a quick means of transportation because sea freight will cost large expenses. After all, as we mentioned to you previously, the higher the container load, the lower the sea freight costs.

Shipping Policy

In my account of my experience in importing from Turkey, I explain to you what a bill of lading is. In the case of transporting goods from one country to another, the bill of lading is made. It is a contract between the exporting country and the person. It contains the quantity and type of goods written in it. The bill of lading also mentions the date of shipment and whether the shipment is insured. on it or not.

It also mentions the name of the port of the exporting country and the name of the port on which your goods will dock, and this document is extracted by the shipping line that you will deal with by air or by sea once the goods are loaded on the back of the shipping method on which your goods will be transported, then the shipping agent receives the bill of lading and sends it to the owner of the shipment to complete Customs clearance process upon arrival.

Marketing your merchandise

You must know where you will sell your products, and you must also ensure the ease of distribution and sale of the goods that you will import, as well as you must know the method of payment and collection to avoid any expected risks, that is, how will you collect the price of your goods, cash or installments so that you know the value of the final profits.