Additional Protocol To The Eu-Turkey Association Agreement

Appendix 6 of the Additional Protocol establishes a transitional preference regime for agricultural products originating in Turkey; These include the abolition of tariffs on certain products, the reduction of tariffs and/or the setting of quotas for others. Decision 1/95 on the UC confirmed the common objective of the parties to the free movement of agricultural products and established that additional time is needed to create the necessary conditions (Article 24). Relations between Turkey and the EU were established under the Association Scheme on the basis of the Ankara Agreement, signed with the European Economic Community on 12 September 1963 and entered into force on 1 December 1964. The Ankara agreement provided for three phases of Turkey and EU integration, namely a preparatory phase, a transition phase and a final phase. The customs union was expected to be completed at the end of the transition period. The conclusion of the preparatory phase under the agreement established the provisions of the transitional phase and the commitments of the parties in the additional protocol signed on 13 November 1970 and entered into force in 1973. The AFTR is asymmetrical in Turkey`s favour by granting Turkey a general exemption from ad valorem duties for products under Protocol 2. The main action between the BPTF and other trade agreements between the EU and Turkey is the cross-cumulative for qualified products under the CSA and AFTR (rules of origin) ROC. To this end, each party communicates, at the request of the other party, any useful information regarding the agreements it has entered into and which contain customs or trade provisions, as well as the changes it makes to its external trade agreements. The agreement also established a joint ECSC/Turkey committee to resolve potential problems.

The CSA remains a stand-alone agreement; Its rules of origin (ROC) have been adapted to the pan-Euro-Mediterranean system with effect on 1 March 2009.10 The AFTR is a result of Chapter IV of the Additional Protocol, which deals with agricultural trade. Nevertheless, the BPTF is obsolete on a number of important points due to the lack of coverage of services, direct light and public procurement; and has not contained anti-fraud provisions contained in EU trade agreements since 2001. The BPTF is the result of the transition phase. It consists of the provisions of the EU-Turkey trade agreements since the Ankara Agreement, namely that in some cases, when the EU has a free trade agreement with a third country and Turkey does not, Turkey has imposed safeguards on the basis of origin controls on goods that are transshiped by these parties via the EU (for example. B for cars from Mexico). Turkey has also imposed additional tariffs on certain textile products of certain third parties that are not partners in the EU`s FREI trade agreement, as well as on a number of other products. The additional duties are different for GSP recipient countries, LDCs and others on the basis of customs declarations 3. The contracting parties undertake not to limit, without the prior approval of the Association Council, the terms and conditions they apply for transfers related to the invisible transactions listed in Annex III of the Treaty establishing the Community. This section provides an overview of the BPTF by comparing some free trade agreements concluded by the EU and Turkey. With regard to the scope of trade, the BPTF is, from the EU`s point of view, comparable to other EU agreements which almost fully liberalise trade in industrial products.