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EU-Turkey Customs Union

Are you interested in importing products from Turkey? This section helps you understand the EU’s customs union with Turkey.

At a glance

The Customs Union with Turkey has been in force since 1995 and is based on the 1963 Ankara Agreement and its Additional Protocol (1970). It foresees

  • free movement between the two parts of the customs union for the goods covered which are either wholly produced or put in free circulation after their importation from third countries in either Turkey or the EC
  • alignment of Turkey with Community common customs tariff, including preferential arrangements, and harmonisation of commercial policy measures
  • approximation of customs law, in particular through Decisions of the Customs Co-operation Committee (e.g. Decision No 1/2001) and mutual assistance in customs matters
  • approximation of other laws (intellectual property, competition, taxation, ...)
  • preferential agreement on agriculture (rules of origin)

Trade in Goods

The Customs Union covers exclusively

The Customs Union does not cover

Tariffs

Rules of origin for goods covered by the EU-Turkey Customs Union

 

Check the rules of origin that apply to your specific product via My Trade Assistant.

Product requirements

Technical rules and requirements

  • learn about the technical requirements, rules and procedures that goods have to meet in order to be imported in the European Union
  • search for the specific rules and regulations applicable to your product and its country of origin in My Trade Assistant. To view requirements for your product you will first have to identify its customs code. If you do not know the customs code, you can search for it with your product's name in the built-in search engine

Health and safety requirements SPS

  • learn about the health, safety, sanitary and phytosanitary standards that goods have to meet in order to be imported in the European Union
  • search for the health, safety and SPS rules applicable to your product and its country of origin in My Trade Assistant. To view requirements for your product you will first have to identify its customs code. If you do not know the customs code, you can search for it with your product's name in the built-in search engine.

Custom clearance documents and procedures

Goods that are wholly obtained or produced in the customs union or which have been put into free circulation in the customs union can circulate anywhere in the territory of the customs union, as long as they are accompanied by the proof of their customs status, established by an A.TR. movement certificate.

  • find out about other custom clearance documents and procedures needed to import into the European Union

Intellectual Property and Geographical Indications

  • find out more about IP and GI legislation in the EU, as well as EU IPR policy in trade

Trade in Services

  • find more information about the rules, regulations and facilities for trade in services

Public Procurement

  • find general information about public procurement legislation, rules and access to different markets
  • find specific information on the EU market of public procurement

Investment

  • find general information to enable your investment abroad
  • find specific information if you are investing from abroad into the EU

Links and documents

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