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Application for IRC code (declaration or pre-declaration of import of health-oriented goods)

Application for IRC code (declaration or pre-declaration of import of health-oriented goods)

Health and Medicine
import of health-oriented goods
Economic Actor

Service Description

Import of all health-oriented goods, i.e., food, beverages, cosmetics and other goods,  which are in need of the approval of the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education (except medical and pharmaceutical equipment), to the Free Zones, shall be possible only with the approval of the Zone Organization and obtaining of the IRC code (Integrated Identity Code of the health-oriented goods). In absence of the IRC code, it will not be possible to follow customs procedures for this category of products. Through this section, economic actors make applications for pre-declaration of the goods and obtaining of the IRC code.

Service Prerequisites

  • License to import health-oriented goods

Service Instructions

You must be registered to receive all the services of the Website.

  •  To request this service, click the "Start" button at the top of the page. In case you do not have an account, you must register and if you have already registered, log in to your account.
  •  The "Start" button automatically adds this service to your service desk. You need it to know the latest status and track the history of applications.
  •  After selecting the desired Zone and agreeing to its rules, the IRC code request form is displayed.
  •  At this stage, you must fill in the relevant form and enter the details and number of all the intended goods.
  •  You may call the information about the desired goods from the order registration section.
  •  After confirming the entered information, click the confirm and register button.
  •  Your request will be examined and when the information is confirmed and the import of the desired products to the Zone is authorized, the IRC code for the products shall be issued.

More details

Note 1: Importation of health-oriented goods, like any other type of goods, requires order registration. However, in customs procedures, if the health-oriented product does not have an IRC code, it shall not be possible to clear it. For this reason, the application for the IRC code may be made prior to the goods entry into the customs and as a pre-declaration, to speed up the customs procedures.

Note 2: The IRC code will be issued based on the basis of the GTIN and following carrying out of the relevant tests by health experts.

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