Bodybuilding / Sports Supplements Business?
Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:38 PM
I'm trying to find out what are the current requirements on importing supplements such as protein (powder), creatine (powder), amino acid (pills), vitamins (pills/ capsules) etc etc.
I'm currently in the UK, and wish to send over some stock as my relatives are finding it difficult to get a hold of products, and the ones they find seem to be very over-priced so I assumed there is a Market for the stuff if I can send to wholesalers.
I'm in the whole sports supplements industry over here so I know exactly what documents I require at this end to retail, ive even contacted logistics companies and identified what paperwork is required (sorted that also).
The problem ive encountered is my logistics company has made it clear "it's up to you to find out the restrictions/ paperwork/ permission for entering turkey, as their laws may not be the same as ours"
I've sent several emails to Turkish customs and government import sections with no reply. If anyone could give me a bit of info I'd appreciate it grately.
Thanks in advance.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:16 PM
Here's a calculator to work out the tax on imported supplements.
Here's some of the regulations for importing foodstuff into Turkey
Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:41 PM
The problem is as I mentioned before it's quite rare to find the big brands there and it's very pricy compared to here.
As for the duty calculator: it doesn't cover powdered protein or other products. Only vitamin capsules (I've checked before)
I'm unsure if the supplements count as "food stuff" too but I'll definitely check.
Once again, thanks for your help and time
Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:09 PM
If you receive a parcel, if it's value is over 70 Euro's you have to pay tax.
Just found this on receiving a parcel.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:10 PM
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:18 PM
Thanks very much for the info so far!
Hopefully someone will be ablest give me some more insight on the subject.