Labelling requirements for cosmetics in Turkey


I have had an enquiry from a UK company who are considering exporting miniature toiletries to Turkey for use in hotels etc. They want to know if they will need to list the ingredients in Turkish on the bottles of these products.


Applied Language Services have worked with a number of major companies in the toiletries sector providing translations into various languages. In our experience ingredients are always listed on these products but have not been translated. In each case we have translated product descriptions and directions for use.


Information on the Customs requirements for exporting is given in HMRC Public Notice 275. All notices can be found on our website under Quick Links > Library > Official Statistics – Publications – Notices, Info Sheets & Other Reference Materials > Import, Export & International Trade. The Public Notices are in numerical order.
You will need to contact the Turkish Customs Authorities regarding their labelling requirements.

HM Revenue & Customs
Customs International Trade & Excise



Usually products do need to be localized to help customers rely on them. If you want to list the ingredients in Turkish on the bottles of these products I would, therefore, advise the use of the quality translation services such as we provide at Veritas. To find out more about our translation services here is a useful link!

Hope to hear from you soon!
All the best!

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