Import from Turkey to India: Shipping, Costs, and Opportunities

Import from Turkey to India: Shipping, Costs, and Opportunities

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Turkey and India Trade Agreements

India and Turkey have signed the Agreement on the Avoidance of Double Taxation (1996) and the Agreement on Mutual Assistance in Customs Matters (2015).

The two nations do not have a free trade agreement. However, by using the Generalized Preferences System (GSP) put in place by the European Union, India can profit from reduced tariffs on some goods for export to Turkey.

Opportunities of Importing from Turkey to India

High Quality

Customers like to purchase high-quality, low-cost goods. Turkish products are of high quality and affordably priced because of the low cost of labour, the availability of raw materials, and the technological advancement of the production line equipment.

Affordable Prices

Turkish industry is ranked among the top countries worldwide, with the demand for Turkish products increasing, thanks to their reasonable prices and quality.

Import from Turkey Requirements and Regulations

Required Documents

  • Commercial or industrial record
  • Import card
  • Tax card
  • A payment document from the bank evidencing the transfer of the invoice value outside the importing country

Import Furniture from Turkey to India

When it comes to furniture, Turkey's furniture market is a force to be reckoned with. The country has a long history of furniture-making, and Turkish brands are now some of the most popular in the world.

"We import a lot of furniture, a lot of leather from Italy. Turkey has strength in high-end furniture, Ottoman-style furniture and there is no reason why Turkey should not look at India," said Susmita Gongulee Thomas, the Indian ambassador to Turkey.

How to Import from Turkey to India

  • You can come to Turkey and visit the most important specialized markets and companies. Then you need to choose the products, pay for them and process for shipping.
  • You can deal with an intermediary that carries out the business process on your behalf, whether that entity is a person or a company. We highly recommend choosing companies as they are safer.

Shipping Services from Turkey to India

Tebadul provides all import services including the selection of products, delivery of goods, shipping and packaging services, and customs clearance facilities.

Shipping Cost and Time

There is no fixed cost for shipping costs from Turkey to India, but there are always great offers by shipping companies. For more information about shipping costs and time, feel free to contact the Tebadul International Trade team.

Shipping Ways

You may decide to send your belongings to India via plane or ship – either way, it should be an informed decision.

Here are the main advantages of each method, with more detailed explanations available on our Air Freight vs Sea Freight.

Benefits of Sea Freight

  • A 99.99% safety record
  • Sea freight is 12-16 times cheaper than air freight
  • You’re typically able to fit more on a ship than a plane
  • A container ship creates 44 times less CO2 than a plane

Benefits of Air Freight

  • An identical 99.99% safety record
  • Planes are faster

Why are Tebadul’s Shipping Services the Best?

Tebadul International Trading Company provides customers with a smooth import mechanism for all products and brands of Turkish products, at reasonable and competitive prices, providing a smooth mechanism for shipping and exporting.

Full Services and Support

Tebadul International Trade Company offers pioneering services that include all stages of the supply of goods from Turkey, powers of attorney, letters of credit required for the import of goods, and all the logistics services accompanying the import process from Turkey.


Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Turkey in 1948, political and bilateral relations have been usually characterised by warmth and cordiality.

Yes, you can. The import process from Turkey to India is such an easy one.

There is no FTA agreement between Turkey and India. However, India has the opportunity to benefit from discounted tariffs on certain products for export to Turkey by making use of the Generalized Preferences System (GSP) applied by the EU.

To import from Turkey and go through customs, you need an invoice and a packing list, sometimes also a certificate of origin or other documents e.g., a certificate of compliance, are needed. While importing from Turkey you must also have documents confirming the preferential status of goods.

The main commodities imported by India from Turkey are Marble, travertine, products of the automotive and textile industry, copper and copper ore, iron, steel, gold, coal, chrome, poppy and cumin seeds.

Turkey's top exports are crude petroleum, refined petroleum, raw iron bars, gold and hot-rolled iron.

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