EU External Trade: Turkey

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 12th 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 International Trade, what recent discussions he or officials of his Department have had with the Turkish Government about that country's customs agreement with the EU.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands Minister of State (Department for International Trade) (and Minister for London)

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. As a result, 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 from the Republic of Turkey.

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