Turkey is making efforts to catch its foreign trade target. Because foreign trade is one of the most important sources of income in our country, as in other countries. Because the most robust and multiples income is export income.
At this stage, it is necessary to turn the eyes to the customs authorities. Is public authority used in customs in favor of the nation? Customs administrations, which are required by law to serve the people of the country, perform interesting practices.
We can even see that some administrations are making efforts to get more revenue from the public. Is it possible that a public administration doesn't comply with the law? Would it have been possible? Our customs authorities are the best example of this.
Customs warehouse service, which was formerly a monopoly, was left with a license procedure for the privilege of the minister and general manager or even the customs manager with an addition to the law, because it brings good income. As a result of the provision of this service by a private organization on behalf of a public institution, the fees are also left to this private organization with this concession, not the state, but the private organization to which you grant the concession wins.
So, what happens if you don't distribute these permissions and set prices, control their work, what they do? Public administration-supported circulation begins. These customs administrative companies are a trap for you to recover your goods from customs. Every cheater cooperates with them. And you're always trying to get your job done.
Customs will drag you to the wrong place. He says go to the port somewhere that has nothing to do with it. If it's the Port Authority says, they're my tenants, I don't have any other relationships. He says go to customs. While the customs administration protects the company it granted concessions to, that private company says I can't interfere. You wander, you stop. The perpetrator is hiding. Customs warehouse takes your goods as your legal obligation. Then you have to pay exorbitant fees to third parties to recover your property.
Who's responsible now? A public administration that makes concessions and doesn't enforce the law? Business people who use all their capital to increase their country's income want to be bogged down by the law.
Every year, billions of dollars go to brokerage companies abroad at exorbitant prices paid at customs, when we can produce and bring foreign currency to the country. Have you seen what our business people endure to serve the country by doing Foreign Trade?