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  1. Workshop on Trade PotentialwithTurkeyGeneral Provisions of the FTA Market Access for Goods Rooma NarrainenManager-Trade Division 24 June 2013

  2. Market Access for Goods • Trade between Mauritius and Turkey • Customs Union between Turkey and the EC • Market Access Provisions • Turkey- Tariff Liberalisation Schedule • Industrial products • Agro-industrial products • Mauritius – Tariff Liberalisation Schedule • Tariff phase-down schedule • List of sensitive products

  3. Trade Agreements

  4. Trade between Mauritius and Turkey Main Imports Wheat Flour, Portland Cement Pharmaceuticals, Iron bars, Cotton, Electric cables,…. Main Exports Denim/Cotton fabrics, Garments, Pharmaceutical products, Plastic table ware

  5. Customs Union between Turkey and the EC • Free movement of goods between EC and Turkey for all industrial products • Being in a Customs Union, Turkey has to align its trade regime to the EC • Harmonised trade regime with entire Europe European Union Turkey

  6. Market Access Provisions • Tariff liberalisation schedule applicable in the FTA • Turkey’s tariff commitments - Industrial Goods (Chapters 25-97) - Agro-industry (Specific list of products) • Mauritius’ tariff commitments - Tariff phase-down schedule (96% of tariff lines) - List of Sensitive Products (4% of tariff lines) • Rules of Origin • Goods need to meet origin criteria and be covered by a Certificate of Origin EUR1 issued by the Customs Authorities

  7. TURKEY Tariff Liberalisation Schedule

  8. Turkey – Tariff Liberalisation Schedule (1) a. All Industrial Goods (Chapters 25-97*) • Immediate duty-free access as from 1 June 2013 *Except for 68 tariff lines (Annex III) • Knitted and Woven Garments (Shirts, T-shirts, Jerseys,…) and Household Linen • Duties will be abolished at equal ratesover 4 years • Main exports duty-free Denim /Cotton Fabrics, Jewellery, Leather products, …

  9. Turkey - Tariff Liberalisation Schedule (2) b. Agro-Industrial Products (Chapters 1-24) • Negotiated on a ‘Request and Offer’ basis • Selected list of products based on actual/potential exports • Fish and fish products, pineapples, litchis, palm heart, pasta, sweet biscuits, wafers, beverages, food preparations,… • Complete list of products (Annex VI– Table E) • Tariff Reductions (ranging from 20% to 100%) • Quotas (tons, litres…) • Subject to Import Permit/Licence in Turkey • Further concessions in agriculture to be considered in future negotiations (Article 16)

  10. Turkey – Tariff reduction on some products

  11. MAURITIUS Tariff Liberalisation Schedule

  12. Mauritius – Tariff Liberalisation Schedule (1) • Aligned with the EPA • Tariff Reduction Schedule covering all products • Annex IV and Annex VI • Product coverage – 96% of tariff lines • Gradual phasing out of duties over a period 10 years • Sensitive products excluded (4%)

  13. Mauritius – Tariff Liberalisation Schedule (2)

  14. Mauritius -Tariff Liberalisation Schedule (3) • List A – Raw Materials and Capital Goods Immediate Liberalisation List as from 1 June 2013 • List B – Intermediate Goods Gradual Liberalisation from 2013 to 2017

  15. Mauritius –Tariff Liberalisation Schedule (4) • List C – Finished Goods Gradual Liberalisation from 2013 to 2022

  16. Mauritius – List of Sensitive Products • Similar to EPA Sensitive List • List of Sensitive Products excluded from tariff liberalisation (approx. 200 tariff lines) • Industrial Products (Annex V) Paints/Varnishes, Soap /Detergents, Plastics tubes and pipes, Iron/Steel products, Furniture,…. • Agro-Industry (Annex VI – Table D) Fresh/Chilled Chicken, Tea, Margarine, Beverages, Biscuits,……

  17. Summary Tariff Reduction - Annexes IV and VI- List A/B/C • Import List of Sensitive Products (Excluded) - Annex Vand Annex VI -Table D Industrial Products (Duty-Free) • Export Garments(Reduction over 4 years)- Annex III Agricultural Products (Annex VI –Table E)

  18. FTA Mauritius-Turkey and Annexes http://www.mcci.org