Malaysia is optimistic of signing a free trade agreement (FTA) with Turkey by year-end, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
Workers from Colombia’s Sintrametal metalworkers union are planning strikes and blockades to call on the government to refrain from signing the free trade agreement being negotiated with Turkey.
Korea and Turkey signed a free trade agreement on Wednesday. This is the ninth trade pact signed by Korea.
Korea and Turkey are scheduled to ink a bilateral free trade agreement and an agreement on trade in goods on Wednesday in Ankara, Seoul’s Trade Ministry said on Monday.
Japan and Turkey have agreed to launch a joint study on concluding an economic partnership agreement between the two countries.
On 21 May, Turkish Development Minister Cevdet Yilmaz, addressing the Turkey-Iran Joint Business Council in Tehran, said that they recorded progress on the way for a preferential trade agreement between the two countries.
Turkey and Ukraine signed a protocol on May 4 to deepen economic and trade cooperation between the two countries. The protocol was signed by Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan and his Ukrainian counterpart Sergei Tigipko after the eighth term meeting of the Turkey-Ukraine Trade and Economic Cooperation Committee, in the Ukrainian capital Kiev.
Mexican Economy Minister Bruno Ferrari has said that his country was ready to sign a free trade agreement with Turkey.
The governments of Korea and Turkey on Monday provisionally signed a bilateral free trade agreement, completing three years of negotiations.
Though trade agreements like Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) or Free Trade Agreement (FTA) are yet to be signed Pakistan and Turkey despite the claims from both sides for the last eight or so years, visiting Turkish steel exporters have stressed the need for just such agreement in order to boost bilateral trade.
The sides are nearing completion of agreement on their trade in goods but yet to sort differences over services and investment.
Deliberations to ink a free trade agreement (FTA) with Turkey will “soon” conclude successfully, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak told reporters in İstanbul on Saturday, signaling that talks which have been ongoing for almost two years between the two countries will finally yield fruit.
Colombia’s vice president expressed on Saturday willingness to see more Turkish investors in his country.
I will disclose details of a private meeting between Turkish and EU officials to shed some light on what has been a rather sour note between Ankara and Brussels for more than a decade now. The gathering took place amid a eurozone sovereign debt crisis and tumultuous Arab revolutions, both of which have put Turkey’s growing trade under considerable strain.
Turkish trade with the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council), in spite of considerable positive progress in recent years, is lagging far behind its potential. Negotiations for a free trade agreement between Turkey and the GCC were launched in November 2005 but are still ongoing and are expected to conclude soon. The delays appear to have been linked above all to the global economic crisis with the talks suspended for a while in 2008-2009, according to a report "Turkey and the GCC: A strengthening Relationship" issued by the National Commercial Bank (NCB).
Ghana and Turkey will by January 2012 conclude bilateral negotiations for a free trade agreement aimed at increasing trade volumes between the two countries.
Kyiv and Ankara will begin talks on the creation of a free trade area (FTA), Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a press conference in Ankara on Thursday.
Turkey’s Economy Ministry has drafted a decree on suspension of free trade agreement with Syria amid ongoing bilateral diplomatic friction, Turkish semi-official Anatolia news agency reported Friday.
Pakistan and Turkey will finalise the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) next year to boost bilateral trade, Murat M Onart, Consul General of Turkey said on Monday.
South Africa has rejected Turkey’s proposal for a free trade agreement between the two countries saying that this would encourage "destructive competition that will undermine our industrial and employment objectives".