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Import duty at Turkish border for carried tyres?

I'm soon off to Mongolia and the stans via Turkey and intend to carry a spare rear tyre. I seem to remember reading somewhere that the Turkish authorities impose charges at the border for tyres that are carried on the bike. I've searched this site and googled but can find no mention of this anywhere.

Does anyone have any experience or knowledge of this?

If it is the case that I will be charged alot of money then I will change tyres a little earlier on in Bulgaria!

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1 set of spare tyres, 1 battery,1 chain set free.
also all type of tyres available in big cities.
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1 set of spare tyres, 1 battery,1 chain set free.
also all type of tyres available in big cities.
pls.check the photo.
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So are you saying I can bring into Turkey 1 spare set of tyres, 1 battery and 1 chain set free, without charge?

If that is the case its good news. I can save my other tyres for the dirt!

Dan
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I entered Turkey from Dikili (near Lesvos island in Greece) in Oct 2007, and carried a spare set of Michelin Anakees on my bike. No problems at all to get them into the country.
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Turkish immigration may require you to have all your belongings which are a potential import (camera, mp3-player, motorcyle, tires...) listed with serial numbers on a piece of paper. They stamp it and make an entry to that effect in your passport. Show the list and the items when leaving the country and you´re good. Leaving tires in Turkey may not be a good idea, as they will consider them a permanent import and that´s what duties are all about. In that case, take the old tires out as well.

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Only your bike is stamped on your passport page and nothing more.
Laptop,camera,helmet camera,everything legal is free.Customs laws are the same as in EU.customs since 1996.

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Hi,

I carryd one set of tires through turky 2009 without any problems. I carryed them all the way down to capetown without needting them. Mitas E07 tirest just last forever

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I carryd one set of tires through turky 2009 without any problems. I carryed them all the way down to capetown without needting them. Mitas E07 tirest just last forever

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It's a Mitas E-07 i'll be carrying. I just want to make sure it lasts all the way back to the UK. The total milage to Mongloia and back I expect to be about 13,000 miles. I'd be surprised if any tyre lasted that long!

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As you will be visiting Russia a number of times on your trip have you considered http://www.motorezina.ru/ as a sensible alternative to carrying tyres around with you?

They are Moscow based moto tyre specialists with a network of about 50 delivery/pick-up points across Russia.

They would save you all the weight and security problems of carrying tyres strapped on the back (unless you like the image).

One convenient collection point for your intended route would be Novosibirsk, not too far from where you exit Kazhakstan into Russia before entering Mongolia - and on your way back.

You pre-purchase the tyres and they will deliver them to the local agent where you pick them up.
Highly reliable and highly recommended.

Contact Dean/Dennis (all Russian bikers have 2 names!) buy@motorezina.ru
His English is excellent. His service is superb.
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Yes, we have considersed using the services of Dennis/Dean.

It was decided not to go down that route and to use Mitas E-07's which from reports seem to last for ever. Just in case though I'd like to give them a bit of a head start and carry the rear for the road miles across Europe, using an old rear tyre in its place.

Changing tyres will give me something to do whilst waiting for the ferry in Baku, giving me a fresh tyre for the Central Asian bit of the journey and hopefully last untill home.

After alot of thought and investigation this would appear to be the cheapest and easiest way of doing it.

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Hi Dan,

As a previous reply mentioned, I'm sure you'd be able to easily find and purchase tires to fit you motorcycle in Turkey, so why carry them.

But if you do wish to take your own and do not wish to pay import duty on them at every border crossing, put them on your Carnet. That way you can temporarily import and export them.

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Hi Dave

Tyres in Turkey are very expensive due to taxes imposed. Keeping costs down is the reason for buying in the UK and carrying. As said previously I think I'll carry them for the road miles and fit them as soon as I can!

As none of the countries passed through require a carnet I won't have one so can't use your point of putting the tyre on the carnet.

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