Turkey-Kosovo Free Trade Agreement (FTA)(September 27,2013).

Turkey-Kosovo FTA, the negotiations of which was initiated in September 2012, is signed by Turkish Ministry of Economy H.E Zafer Çağlayan and Kosovo Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade and Industry H.E Mimoza Kusari Lila on the date of September 27th, 2013, in Ankara. It is aimed that the Parties will complete their internal ratification procedures and put the Agreement in force within the year 2014.

In accordance with Agreement Turkey will eliminate customs duties on all industrial goods and on 850 tariff lines (8 digit HS) regarding agricultural goods of Kosovo origin upon the entry into force.  

Kosovo, on the other hand, will eliminate the customs duties on all industrial goods and 846 tariff lines
regarding agricultural goods of Turkish origin, incrementally, in 9 years, the latest, following the entry into force of the Agreement.

Moreover, as foreseen by the Agreement, the Parties will immediately start the negotiations on trade in services.

Source: Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy

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