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Turkey: Market Profile

23 Sept 2019

Turkey is a transcontinental Eurasian country located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, which makes it a country of significant geostrategic importance. Its economy faces risk of negative growth i...Read More


U.S. Terminates Duty-Free Benefits for Turkey

20 May 2019

President Trump issued a proclamation on 16 May rescinding Turkey’s designation as a beneficiary country under the Generalised System of Preferences, effective 17 May....Read More


U.S. to Terminate Duty-free Benefits for India and Turkey

6 March 2019

President Trump announced on 4 March his intent to terminate the eligibility of India and Turkey as beneficiary developing countries under the Generalised System of Preferences. These changes will not...Read More


Rising Costs Marginalise Exported Chinese Textiles in Turkish Market

4 March 2019

Faced with continually rising costs, additional import tariffs, adverse currency fluctuations and low-quality perception, mainland-made fabrics now run the real risk of having an ever-diminishing shar...Read More


China Suppliers Look for Complementary Role in Turkish Manufacturing

31 Jan 2019

With the country's consumers seemingly ever-more keen to buy domestically produced items, China-based businesses are increasingly looking to trade in raw materials with their Turkish counterparts rath...Read More


Turkey: A Strategic Trade-Manufacturing-Investment Nexus

14 Dec 2018

Located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa, Turkey has long been a hub for global trade, logistics and manufacturing. The link-up between the country’s Middle Corridor Initiativ...Read More


WTO Disputes over U.S. Actions on Imported Steel and Aluminium, Certain Mainland Chinese IPR Policies Move Forward

27 Nov 2018

The WTO Dispute Settlement Body agreed at its 21 November meeting to establish a panel to examine allegations by seven economies – mainland China, the EU, Canada, Mexico, Norway, Turkey and Russia – t...Read More


Turkey’s Competitive Incentive Schemes

25 Oct 2018

Turkey’s ambitious incentive programmes provide local and foreign investors equal access to a wide range of support measures, including various fiscal incentives, land allocation and interest rate sup...Read More


Turkey’s Super Incentives Scheme: Large Package of Benefits Tailored to the Needs of Desired Investments

24 Sept 2018

Turkey’s project-based incentive scheme, which came into force on 26 November 2016 pursuant to the Decree on Project-Based State Support for Investments, is a specific scheme providing possibilities g...Read More


Turkey: Visa on Demand

20 Sept 2018

This page provides general information about visa requirements for Hong Kong residents travelling to Turkey. For residents outside Hong Kong, please contact the nearest embassy or consulate. As the ap...Read More


Long-Remembering Turkey Yet to Forgive Chinese Footwear Industry

19 Sept 2018

With Turkey's consumers and the stalwarts of its shoe sector still painfully recalling the toxic mainland-originated footwear imports of 2014, Chinese manufacturers still have a lot of making-up to do...Read More


China-Turkey Electronics Trade Soars Despite Quality-Control Concerns

12 Sept 2018

With 95% of the components Turkish electronics manufacturers rely on having to be imported, China is in pole position to be the lead supplier, but lingering concerns over the quality of mainland-origi...Read More


Turkey Set for Eastward Pivot as Potential BRI Benefits Beckon

4 Sept 2018

Five years on from the launch of the Belt and Road Initiative, the second part of a report on the implications for Turkey of China's economic masterplan focuses on the likely long-term geopolitical tr...Read More


U.S. Flexes Trade Muscle Against Turkey as High-Ranking Senate Lawmaker Voices Concern About Section 232 Product Exclusion Process

14 Aug 2018

President Trump announced in a 10 August tweet that he has authorised the doubling of Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminium from Turkey, showcasing his willingness to play hardball on trade matte...Read More


While Concerns Linger, Turkey's BRI Commitment Remains Steadfast

14 May 2018

Five years on from the launch of the Belt and Road Initiative, China's economic masterplan, the first of a two-part report considers how Turkey, one of the programme's key partners, is coming to terms...Read More


Turkish Kids' Sector Sticks with China Suppliers But Considers Options

1 March 2018

While well aware of the lower labour costs in Bangladesh and Pakistan, as well as the advantageous import-tax terms, many Turkish businesses in the baby and child products sector are proving loyal to ...Read More


Twenty Year Old EU-Turkey Customs Union May Get a Facelift

27 Jan 2017

On 21 December 2016, the European Commission announced that it has asked the European Council for a mandate to enter into negotiations with Turkey with a view to modernising the existing EU-Turkey Cus...Read More


Turkey Transposes Low Voltage Directive and Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive into Its National Body of Law

9 Dec 2016

Hong Kong traders with an interest in the Turkish market may like to know that Turkey has transposed into its national legislation the Low Voltage Directive (2014/35/EU) and the Electromagnetic Compat...Read More


Turkey Maintains Anti-Dumping Duties on Pot, Pan and Teapot Lids of Glass Originating in Hong Kong and in Mainland China

13 May 2016

Hong Kong traders with export interests in Turkey may like to know that the anti-dumping measures on pot, pan and teapot lids of glass originating in Hong Kong and in mainland China, as well as in Ind...Read More


Chinese Textiles Exports to Turkey Booming Despite Trade Barriers

19 April 2016

Despite anti-dumping tariffs designed to protect the domestic textile sector, Chinese exporters are doing brisk trade with many Turkish businesses, at least according to many fabric professionals in a...Read More

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