Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade - Notification - Turkey - Coffee


The following notification is being circulated in accordance with Article 10.6



Notifying Member: Turkey

If applicable, name of local government involved (Article 3.2 and 7.2):   


Agency responsible: Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock

Name and address (including telephone and fax numbers, email and website addresses, if available) of agency or authority designated to handle comments regarding the notification shall be indicated if different from above:

Turkey-TBT Enquiry Point

Ministry of Economy

DG of Product Safety and Inspection

Inonu Bulv. No: 36 06100

Emek-Ankara / Turkey

Tel:  +(90 312) 204 8074

Fax:  +(90 312) 212 6864




Notified under Article 2.9.2 [ X ], 2.10.1 [   ], 5.6.2 [   ], 5.7.1 [   ], other: 


Products covered (HS or CCCN where applicable, otherwise national tariff heading. ICS numbers may be provided in addition, where applicable): The Communiqué covers green coffee beans, roasted coffee beans, ground coffee and coffee extract, soluble coffee extract, soluble coffee and instant coffee. Coffee, whether or not roasted or decaffeinated; coffee husks and skins; coffee substitutes containing coffee in any proportion. (HS 0901), - Not decaffeinated (HS 090111), - Extracts, essences and concentrates, of coffee, and preparations with a basis of these extracts, essences or concentrates or with a basis of coffee: (HS 21011). Coffee and coffee substitutes (ICS 67.140.20)


Title, number of pages and language(s) of the notified document: Turkish Food Codex Communiqué on Coffee and Coffee Extracts (6 pages, in Turkish)


Description of content: Turkish Food Codex Communiqué on Coffee and Coffee Extracts has been prepared in compliance with the Council Directive 1999/4 relating to coffee and coffee extracts. The Communiqué covers the provisions on definitions of green coffee beans, roasted coffee beans and ground coffee; chemical properties of ground coffee; chemical and physical characteristics of coffee extract, soluble coffee extract, soluble coffee or instant coffee. However, it does not cover "café torrefacto soluble", other coffee products and chicory extracts.

In this Communiqué, additional provisions are excerpted from other international regulations on coffee beans and necessary for execution of national arrangements on production, import and inspections of these products more efficiently; since coffee beans, roasted coffee beans and ground coffee are widely consumed in Turkey.


Objective and rationale, including the nature of urgent problems where applicable: Protection of human health or safety


Relevant documents:

·         Directive 1999/4/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on coffee extracts and chicory extracts

·         Austria Food Law/Coffee, Coffee extracts


Proposed date of adoption: 

Proposed date of entry into force: 


15 July 2014

15 July 2014 (With a transition period until 01 September 2015)


Final date for comments: 60 days from notification


Text available from:  National enquiry point [X], or address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail and web-site addresses, if available of the other body:

Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock

General Directorate of Food and Control

Eskisehir Yolu 9. Km.


Tel.:  +(90 312) 258 77 13

Fax:  +(90 312) 258 77 60