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FREE TRADE AGREEMENT SERBIA – TURKEY Ministry of Economy and Regional Development Government of the Republic of Serbia. Signing ceremony 1 st June 2009 in Istanbul. Entered into force September 1 st , 2010. Objectives of the Agreement. T rade liberalization ;

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Signing ceremony 1 st june 2009 in istanbul

FREE TRADE AGREEMENTSERBIA –TURKEYMinistry of Economy and Regional Development Government of the Republic of Serbia


Signing ceremony 1 st june 2009 in istanbul

Signing ceremony 1st June 2009 in Istanbul

  • Entered into force

    September1st,2010


Objectives of the agreement

Objectives of the Agreement

  • Trade liberalization;

  • Lliberalization of public procurement markets;

  • Protection of intellectual property;

  • Liberalization of services and investment;

  • Creation of fair conditions for competition;

  • Encouragement of mutual investment and cooperation in 3rd country markets.


Liberalization of industrial products

Liberalization of industrial products

Asymmetrical model based on SAA EU – Serbia

  • Duty free export to Turkey for all industrial products - Pan European Rules of Origin

  • Duty free export to Serbia for industrial products - Pan European Rules of Origin – exceptions apply to lists A,B, C


Liberalization of industrial products1

Liberalization of industrial products


Exception list in relation on saa serbia eu

Exception list in relation on SAA Serbia - EU


Liberalization of agricultural products

Liberalization of agricultural products

  • Animal origin products – excluded from duty free regime

  • Plant origin products – duty free regime

    • Quantitative quotas agreed upon for 68 products or clusters of products

    • Preferential tariff rate

      • 50% reduction by Serbian side

      • 50% to 90% reduction by Turkish side

    • Trade in products which are not covered by tariff quotas is carried out under the MFN regime.


Liberalization of agricultural products1

Liberalization of agricultural products

  • Preferential import tariffs for Turkish products

    • sea fish;

    • pomegranate, hazelnuts, pistachios;

    • dried figs;

    • oranges;

    • mandarins;

    • grapefruit;

    • lemon;

    • grapes,

    • dried apricots;

    • olive oil;

    • canned tomato.


Liberalization of agricultural products2

Liberalization of agricultural products

  • Preferential import tariffs for Serbian products

  • wheat;

  • corn, flour and soy mince fine;

  • frozen strawberries, raspberries, blackberries; roses; forest plants;

  • seed potatoes;

  • cabbage;

  • fresh peas, beans and string beans;

  • sweetcorn;

  • dried leguminous vegetables;

  • sugar-added sweet and sour cherries;

  • prunes;

  • anise seeds;

  • juniper berries;

  • other spices;

  • birdseeds;

  • beet seeds;

  • forage seeds;

  • vegetable seeds;

  • forest seeds;

  • volatile non-etheric plant oils, raw;

  • children’s food products;

  • canned cucumbers and pickles;

  • fruit juices;

  • soups and stews;

  • ice-cream;

  • protein concentrates, other not mentioned food products and wine.


Liberalization of agricultural products3

Liberalization of agricultural products

  • Symmetrical preferential tariff quotas, approximately at the same level

  • tomato;

  • leek and other onion-type plants;

  • paprika;

  • margarine;

  • sugar products;

  • chocolates;

  • pasta and other bakery products with or without cocoa and cookies.


Protocol on rules of origin pan european rules

Protocol on Rules of OriginPan European Rules

  • Diagonal cumulation

SER-Serbia, CRO-Croatia, MK-Macedonia, BA-Bosnia&Herzegovina, MNE-Montenegro, XK-UNMIK/Kosovo, MD-Moldova, AL-Albania, EU-European Union, EFTA-Norway, Swiss, Island, Lichtenstein, TR-Turkey


Signing ceremony 1 st june 2009 in istanbul

FTA Serbia - Turkey

Economicand commercial advantages

  • Enhancing economic and commercial relations;

  • Abolishing trade barriers increase trade + mutual investments;

  • Promoting bilateral and regional preferential trade – cumulation of origin mechanism;

  • Predictability - transparent and regulated business environment;

  • Opportunities to improve production, sales and employment.


Serbia unique export potential

Serbia - Unique Export Potential

EU

EFTA Countries

CEFTA Countries

Free Trade Agreements

Initiative to start negotiations with

  • EU

  • CEFTA

  • EFTA

  • Russia

  • Belarus

  • Turkey


Future economic cooperation

Future economic cooperation

  • FTA Investments

  • Textıles& Clothıng ındustry

  • Automotıve and Auto-parts ındustry

  • Infrastructure

  • Energetic

  • Agriculture

  • Tourısm


Signing ceremony 1 st june 2009 in istanbul

www.merr.gov.rs

Ministry of Economy and Regional Development

Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 1511000 Belgrade, Serbia

Phone: +381 11 2855-187

Fax: +381 11 2855-171


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