Turkey’s Ministry of Customs and Trade has included the “D-8 Certificate of Origin” in the Customs General Communiqué (International Treaties) Serial No: 8, which regulates principles and procedures for recording and searching electronic certificates of origin in Turkey. The D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation is an organization for development cooperation among the following countries: Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Turkey.

The D-8 Certificate of Origin is primarily regulated under the “Regulation on Determining the Preferential Origin of Goods within the scope of Preferential Trade Agreement among the D8 Countries”. Under the amendments, the D-8 Certificate of Origin will be recorded at the Customs Central Information System electronically and may be confirmed online by the importing country’s authorities as per the Customs General Communiqué (International Treaties) Serial No: 8.

The D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation’s objectives are to improve member states’ position in the global economy, diversify and create new opportunities in trade relations, enhance participation in decision-making at international level, and improve standards of living.

The communiqué of the Ministry of Customs and Trade is published in the Official Gazette date 3 September 2016 number 29830.

Please see this link for the full text of the Communiqué.

Information first published in the MA | Gazette, a fortnightly legal update newsletter produced by Moroğlu Arseven.