A draft circular, published by the Ministry of Treasury and Finance of Turkey on 15 May, has proposed an extension to the deadline for the mandatory issue of e-waybills.
Whilst the circular still needs to be formally approved, the new deadline is expected to be 1 January 2020. The postponement to the transition period gives those companies with operations in Turkey more time to prepare and put the required measures in place to be able to comply with this Turkish legal obligation.
What is the e-waybill?
The e-waybill is an electronic document required by Turkish law for the movement of goods within the country. The supplier must issue e-waybills before the transportation of the goods occurs.
An e-waybill must also be provided when goods are moved from a warehouse, even if this doesn’t involve a change of ownership but just a change of location. By issuing e-waybills, the Turkish Revenue Agency (TRA) will have access to relevant information on acquisitions and makes it easier to track the goods during the whole supply chain process.