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The EU as an Essential Economic Partner for Turkey

The European Union is the largest integrated economy and the largest trading bloc in the world, ranking first in both inbound and outbound international investments. The EU's 28 Member States account for 16% of world imports and exports (2014). Accordingly, the EU stands firmly as a central pillar of the world economy and has remained one of the most open economies in the world. Additionally, the EU has made full use of its capacity to conclude and implement trade agreements. Today, the EU has an ambitious agenda for pursuing deep and comprehensive free trade agreements with a variety of partners from across the globe.

The EU's position in world trade: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/eu-position-in-world-trade/

The Market Access Database of the Commission provides information to companies exporting from the EU on import conditions in third country markets. This includes information on tariffs, procedures and formalities, statistics, trade barriers, sanitary and phytosanitary issues, rules of origin, and services for SMEs.

Market access database: http://madb.europa.eu/madb/

The European Commission's Export Helpdesk is a valuable online portal providing comprehensive information regarding EU tariffs, requirements, preferential arrangements, quotas, and statistics relating to imports from trade partner countries.

Trade Helpdesk: http://trade.ec.europa.eu/tradehelp/

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