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Foreign Trade

Turkey’s Membership of International Trade Organizations

Turkey has been a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) since 1995.
Its commitment to integrating regional and international trade norms is seen in Turkey’s participation and membership of various organizations, including the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), the World Customs Organization (WCO), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), D-8 and various other organizations.

In addition to the Customs Union with the EU, Turkey has signed Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Lichtenstein, Georgia, Israel, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Tunisia, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, Egypt, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia as well as Chile, Jordan and Lebanon (where Lebanon is in the ratification process).

 

When we look at the targets :
Turkish Government has already declared a target figure of US$ 500 billion annually in exports by the year 2023 which is the centennial anniversary of the Republic of Turkey..