Dear Valuable Customers,
As the Turkish Customs have implemented an Advanced Manifest System (AMS), all MAWB and HAWB data must be available in the Turkish Cargo system before the departure of the flight. This regulation concerns only Turkish destinations.
In order to comply with the above regulations, it is strongly recommended that you transmit your AWB and HAWB data to Turkish Cargo electronically (FWB, FHL) before delivering the shipment to the Turkish Cargo Handling Agent at the airport of origin. This is essential to maintain data accuracy and smooth customs handling at Istanbul.
We have made a significant investment in our IT system and resources to ensure full compliance with the above new regulations, enforced by Turkey Customs Authorities.
Please make sure that the following data of the shipper and the consignee are complete and correct.
Nature of goods
Consignee tax number (only on AWB, to write in the topic “consignee”)
HTS / Custom Tariff Code
In case the messages are not transferred as mentioned above, Turkish cargo may receive a fine of EUR 100 per flight or the amount which is imposed by the Turkish Customs. This will be reclaimed by Turkish Cargo to their customers. We would like to ask you to take necessary actions immediately to avoid such kind of irregularities.
Additionally, please be reminded that with effectiveness of 20.12.2013, for all bookings made with Turkish Cargo we have to charge the following data entry fee for electronic customs pre notification.
FWB input: 15,00€ per MAWB
FHL: 2,00€ per HAWB
These charges can be avoided if data is transmitted pre arrival of a shipment to the airport of departure.
Please contact us for additional information and procedures.
Global Airline Services
Acting as agent for Turkish Cargo