Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan said that between Turkey and the European Union (EU) Customs Union Agreement is no longer sufficient for the business world.
Emphasizing that She met with the EU ambassadors twice and also exchanged views with the trade chamber heads of the countries concerned, Pekcan said:
Everyone's opinion is common, this Customs Union Agreement is now inadequate. The scope of new generation free trade agreements (STA) is very wide. The EU has signed these agreements with third countries, our Customs Union Agreement has lagged behind the STAs of these countries. At this point they still give us rights. At the moment, politics must be put aside and we should only focus on economy and trade, there is no reason not to do this. Because EU business people also need it. "