November 2, 2023
Responding to the launch of the call for evidence on a new trade agreement with Turkiye, BCC Head of Trade Policy, William Bain, said:
"Global trade has evolved since the current trading terms between the UK and Turkiye were put in place.
“It makes sense to build on the current continuity agreement to negotiate a new bespoke deal which meets the modern needs of business on services’ market access, business travel, digital trade and deeper investment links.
“UK companies are among the most committed investors in Turkiye's infrastructure and people. Many are involved in recovery and rebuilding efforts in areas hit by the terrible earthquakes this year. These forthcoming negotiations provide an opportunity to embed and upscale our bilateral investment flows.
“The BCC will be engaging with businesses of all sizes over the next two months during the call for evidence. We want to make sure Ministers hear our priorities on boosting economic ties with Turkiye, prior to and during the negotiation period beginning next year."
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