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The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) has launched a call for input seeking views from businesses and the wider public on UK negotiation objectives for a new, modernised Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Turkey (Türkiye).
Trade between the two countries reached £23.5 billion in 2022, making Turkey a top 20 trading partner for the UK. In 2021, around 7,500 UK VAT-registered businesses exported goods to Turkey.
The UK and Turkey have an existing FTA which is based on outdated provisions from the 1990s negotiated when the UK was a member of the EU, and only covers goods. DBT is committed to negotiating a new, modernised FTA that is fit for the 21st century and covers sectors such as services, tech and digital.
The call for input will run until 10am on 5 January 2024 and is available on the UK Government website.