EU External Trade: Turkey

Department for Exiting the European Union written question – answered on 13th September 2017.

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Photo of Matthew Pennycook Matthew Pennycook Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions he or his officials have had with the Turkish Government about that country's customs agreement with the EU.

Photo of Robin Walker Robin Walker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

The UK Government will look to ensure continuity of trade between the UK and Turkey, following the UK's exit from the EU, factoring in the possible implications of Turkey's existing customs arrangement with the EU. UK Officials in the Department for International Trade, the Department for Exiting the EU, the UK Permanent Representation to the EU, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have met Officials of the Republic of Turkey who, in the process, have brought up the issue of their own customs arrangements with the EU.

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