Ministry of Customs and Trade (Turkey)

The Ministry of Customs and Trade (Turkish: Gümrük ve Ticaret Bakanlığı) is a government ministry office of the Republic of Turkey, responsible for customs and trade related affairs in Turkey. The ministry is headed by Ruhsar Pekcan.[1]

Ministry of Customs and Trade
Gümrük ve Ticaret Bakanlığı

Headquarters of Ministry of Customs and Trade in Ankara, Turkey.
Agency overview
FormedJune 8, 2011 (2011-06-08)
JurisdictionGovernment of Turkey
39°54′19″N 32°45′26″E
Minister responsible

The ministry was founded with the Act No. 640 by merging the Prime Ministry's Undersecretariate of Customs with some departments of the former Ministry of Industry and Trade on June 8, 2011. In the past, duties of the current ministry were carried out by the Ministry of Customs and Monopoly (1931–1983), Ministry of Finance and Customs (1983–1991) and Undersecretariate of Customs (1993–2011). The first minister of the newly established ministry became Hayati Yazıcı, who served as the undersecretary before.[1]


  1. "Tarihçe" (in Turkish). T.C. Gümrük ve Ticaret Bakanlığı. Retrieved 2014-09-10.

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