Tag: international trade

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Turkey, Azerbaijan deepen ties with new trade deal and passport-free travel

Relations between Turkey and neighbouring Azerbaijan continue to strengthen and deepen. Passport-free travel between the two countries commenced on Thursday, 1 April. The following day, Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan and Azerbaijan’s Economy Minister Mikayil Jabbarov (both pictured above) signed an electronic business agreement in Baku, pledging to bring “trade relations to a new level.” […]

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Lord Balfe challenges UK government on why it has a trade envoy for Taiwan, but not for North Cyprus

A Conservative politician in the House of Lords has sought to highlight inconsistencies in the British government’s policies on trade relations with states it doesn’t formally recognise. Lord Richard Balfe tabled a series of questions about the government’s use of trade envoys, asking what the criteria was in determining which countries have a trade envoy, […]

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Saudi Arabia’s boycott of ‘Made in Turkey’ products starts to bite

Global clothing brands who produce garments and accessories in Turkey are having to rethink their operations after Saudi Arabia imposed a ban on all goods made in Turkey. Mango, M&S, and H&M are among those affected by the ban, according to a report by the Financial Times. A spokesperson for Spanish retailing giant Mango told […]

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Talks to strike a UK-Turkey free trade deal “making good progress”

Negotiators from the United Kingdom and Turkey have met again today to discuss a Free Trade Agreement between the two countries. It is the eighth time the bilateral Trade Working Group is meeting, according to a tweet by Judith Slater, Britain’s Consul General in Istanbul and its Trade Commissioner for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. […]

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Britain to showcase its ‘excellence in technology’ at Istanbul Conference

Britain will be presenting its technology credentials to Turkish business at a one-day event in Istanbul on Monday, 17 February. The Department for International Trade (DIT) is hosting the UK Technology Conference 2020, which aims to bring together “thought-leaders from business, university, research centre and government” through exclusive keynote briefings, panel discussions and workshops covering […]

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TRNC strengthens ties with Islamic world after hosting Islamic trade development conference

An international trade conference hosted in Girne earlier this week has concluded. The Regional Training Workshop on Export Strategies, which ran from on 5th to 7th December, was jointly organised by the Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT), a subsidiary of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) based in Casablanca, and the Turkish Republic […]