Reforming and renegotiating the EU-Turkey customs union

Dawar, Kamala, Hartwell, Christopher and Togan, Subidey (2018) Reforming and renegotiating the EU-Turkey customs union. Turkish Political Quarterly, 17 (1).

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The EU-Turkey Customs Union of 1995 has been economically beneficial for both parties, and its revamping could go a long way towards improving the relationship between Brussels and Ankara, despite the numerous obstacles present. In this article, the authors argue that in its current form, the Customs Union no longer meets the requirements of a 21st century trade agreement. Its modernization should include the signing of a free trade agreement covering agriculture, services, public procurement, investment protection, dispute settlement, and sustainable development. While difficult to achieve for Turkey, these are necessary steps if the country wants to remain a competitive player in the world economy and increase its exports and FDI inflows.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: EU; Turkey; Customs Union; international trade
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF1701 Tariff. Free trade. Protectionism
K Law
K Law > KJ Europe
Depositing User: Kamala Dawar
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2018 15:24
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2018 09:16

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