New Regulation Governing Freight Forwarding in Turkey in force since July 1st, 2019

Freight forwarding market in Turkey has been regulated by various governmental authorities up until 2019.


Several licenses were required for different modes of transportation. The Freight Forwarders Regulation in Turkey, which is going to enter into force as of July 1st, 2019 seem to be the start of a new era.

July 1st, 2019 marks a significant date for freight forwarding industry in Turkey. Freight forwarders who are going to provide their services in rail, road, sea and air transport modes altogether must obtain the Freight Forwarders Authorization License in order to be able to continue their activities. When the regulation was first announced to public via Turkish Official Gazette, the date of entry into force was specified as January 1st, 2019.

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