Are there any restrictions on exporting aerospace goods to Turkey

Question posted by Emma King, on behalf of G Parker Engineering Ltd in BB5

We have an opportunity to supply a Turkish organisation with a significant amount of tooling which will later be used to produced parts to manufacture a helicopter.

Are there any restrictions / export licenses required etc?
As Turkey is not a full member of the EU, is VAT chargeable and recoverable by the Turkish company?

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Mike Hunter, on behalf of betterlanguages.com Ltd. in Nottingham.

Hi Emma
Can't answer the issue re restrictions/export licences, but my understanding re the VAT is that Turkey is outside the scope of UK VAT, and therefore not chargeable providing you have proof of the client being based in Turkey (e.g. a valid tax number). Please note that I don't claim professional expertese in this area, and you should confirm any specific requirements with your accountant or other competent specialist. Of course if you need lots of technical manuals translated into Turkish let us know!
Hope this helps
Regards Mike

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Dear Emma
Regarding export licensing we suggest you contact export licensing control office on
0207 2154594 or https://www.gov.uk/do-your-goods-need-an-export-license for their
advice. Mike advice about vat looks good.
If we can be of any help on the freighting side of things please contact us directly on
01263 513127 or email colin.crown@ntlworld.com.
Best regards
Colin ; Crown Freight Ltd

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My first port of call would be the Turkish Commercial Counselor's Office, you can call them on 020 7838 9167 or 020 7235 5014 or email on dtlon@turkishtrade.org.uk

If you need more advice regarding getting appropriate documentation, do let me know. My email is jonathan.terry@the-mea.co.uk

Best wishes

Jonathan

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Hi Emma,

I think that you will find you might need an export licence for the parts, but the best place to check is on SPIRE (which is the website relating to import and export licences). With regards to VAT, as long as you invoice and ship the goods to a Turkish location and have proof that the goods have been shipped outside the European Community, then you do not have to charge VAT on the goods. To assist your customer, if you issue an ATR1 + Certificate of Origin as well, then they might not have to pay duty either. However, please note that there are very specific rules about when you can or cannot issue an ATR1, so you will need to check that your company and the supply of goods conform to the relevant regulations.

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HMRC Advisor, on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs in G67.

Hi Emma,

Information on the Customs requirements for exporting is given in HMRC Public Notice 275. All notices can be found on our website www.hmrc.gov.uk under Quick Links > Library > Official Statistics – Publications – Notices, Info Sheets & Other Reference Materials > Import, Export & International Trade. The Public Notices are in numerical order.

I would also suggest that you contact the Turkish Customs Authorities to ascertain if there are any import restrictions on such items.

HM Revenue & Customs
Customs International Trade & Excise
www.hmrc.gov.uk/contactus

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