Changes to Turkish tobacco regulations have removed a
prohibition on exporting tobacco seeds under certain conditions, as
well as introduce new registration and notification obligations for
manufacturers of tobacco products. The Regulation Amending the
Procedures and Principles Concerning Manufacture, Process, Domestic
and Foreign Trade of Tobacco ("Amendment
Regulation") was published in Official Gazette number
29547 on 29 November 2015, entering into effect on the same
Significant changes introduced by the Amendment Regulation
The prohibition on exporting tobacco
seeds is removed. Exports are subject to approval by the Tobacco
and Alcohol Market Regulatory Authority
("Authority") and by the Ministry of
Food, Agriculture and Livestock
The holder of an authorization
certificate to export tobacco seeds must provide information to the
Authority about the export within three months of the export
The Authority must be notified if a
Tobacco Export Conformity Certificate is obtained, but the export
is not finalized or is renounced. Notifications must occur during
January and July of each year, including whatever records and
information the Authority deems necessary.
Under the Amendment Regulation,
Authority permission must now be obtained to:
Export tobacco which will have its
Dispose of processed or non-processed
tobacco which will not be traded.
Manufacturers should keep records and
notify the Authority of certain information in June and December
each year. The Amendment Regulation expands the scope of record
keeping and notification obligations. It introduces a new
notification requirement on manufacturers of tobacco products which
have obtained a Tobacco Export Conformity Certificate. The form and
contents of such records must be in compliance with the forms
determined by the Authority. The records should include information
Tobacco which is partially or
completely subject to a change.
Tobacco whose import is not partially
or totally finalized.
Tobacco whose import is
Tobacco used in manufacture.
Imported tobacco that is sold
domestically or abroad.
Please see this link for full text of the Amendment
Regulation (only available in Turkish).
Information first published in the MA | Gazette, a fortnightly legal update
newsletter produced by Moroğlu Arseven.
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