Describes bilateral and multilateral trade agreements that this country is party to, including with the United States. Includes websites and other resources where U.S. companies can get more information on how to take advantage of these agreements.
Last Published: 7/24/2018
The Eurpean Union and Turkey are linked by a Customs Union agreement, which came into force in 1995.  Turkey has been a candidate country to join the EU since 1999, and is a member of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (Euromed).  Euromed promotes economic integration and democratic reform across 16 neighbors to the EU’s south in North Africa and the Middle East.  One important part of this work is to achieve mutually satisfactory trading terms for Euromed region's partners.

In addition to the Customs Union with the EU, Turkey is part of regional free trade agreements (FTAs) with the Economic Cooperation Organization/ECO (Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) and the European Free Trade Area/EFTA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland).  Turkey also has bilateral FTAs with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestine, Serbia, South Korea, and Tunisia, with some others still to be ratified.

A Tax Treaty Agreement between the United States Government the Government of Turkey for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income, together with a related Protocol, was signed in 1996.  See the full tax treaty here.

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Turkey Trade Development and Promotion Trade Agreements