People importing televisions, radios, and video and other visual devices - apart from commercial imports - for private use will be required to pay 10 to 215 euros at customs, the Turkish Cabinet has decided.
The decision to charge additional fees for importing televisions and radios as of 1 January, 2011, was published in the Official Gazette on Thursday. According to the decision taken by the Cabinet, people who would like to import colour televisions, black and white televisions, radios, VCRs, satellite receivers and all other devices to receive broadcasting will be charged from 10 to 215 euros.
As part of the new regulations the additional cost to be paid to the state for importing colour televisions with a screen size up to 51 centimetres has been set at 55 euros, while the charge for TVs with screens measuring 52-67 centimeters is 85 euros. For those with screens from 68 to 85 centimetres and screens 116 centimetres and above the cost is 120 euros and 150 euros respectively.
The fee for importing black and white televisions for private use is 25 euros and 30 euros, respectively, for televisions with screens up to and including 51 centimetres and above 51 centimetres. Devices that have radios such as mobile phones and musical instruments with radios will be charged 10 euros at customs.