Turkey has announced rules for establishing and operating
control and checkpoints for fruit, vegetable and other high demand
goods, to ensure sufficient supply and demand. Under the rules,
municipalities must establish, equip and operate checkpoints. The
primary tasks for checkpoints are to determine whether fruit and
vegetables comply with related identification documents and that
such documents have been entered into the electronic wholesales
Turkey's Ministry of Customs and Trade and Ministry of
Internal Affairs published the Communiqué on Procedures and
Principles of Establishment and Operation of Control and Check
Points ("Communiqué") in Official
Gazette number 29792 on 4 August 2016, entering into effect on the
Notable provisions introduced by the Communiqué
Municipalities must establish control
and check points at entry/exit points to city/town centers and
expressways, situated and built in a manner to avoid hampering
traffic order and safety.
Control and check points must be
located a proper distance from roadside check points operated by
Municipalities must procure all
necessary equipment for control and check points.
Nationwide roadside control and check
stations established by the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs
and Communications can be used as common check points, under
protocols executed by municipalities.
Checkpoint staffing must be planned
to allow sufficient checks to occur, considering seasonal
production and interprovincial transport.
Checks will include review of
identification documents to determine whether fruit and vegetables
stopped at control and check points have been entered into the
electronic wholesales market system.
Control and checkpoints which were
established before 4 August 2016 will continue to operate within
the framework of the Communiqué's procedures and
Please see this link for the full text of the
Communiqué (only available in Turkish).
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