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Overseas Trade: Turkey

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 7981, tabled on 26 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent steps her Department has taken to help increase the volume of trade between the UK and Turkey.

Answered on

8 June 2021

Total trade between the United Kingdom and Turkey was valued at £15.1 billion in 2020. HM Government is taking steps to increase the volume of trade with Turkey, including in areas such as clean growth, technology, automotive and the digital economy, as well as through the promotion of investment and the resolution of market access barriers.

Following significant engagement last year, the United Kingdom-Turkey Free Trade Agreement was signed on 29th December 2020. It includes a review clause that commits us both to begin discussions on ways to enhance the agreement before the end of 2022, which offers an additional route to develop and grow bilateral trade in the future.