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High-level meeting to discuss trade between Mauritius & Turkey
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Jun '09
A high-level meeting on Trade Relations between Mauritius and Turkey will be held on 3 and 4 June 2009 in Port Louis. The meeting aims at initiating discussions on how to expand trade between the two countries.

In this context, a delegation led by Mr. Engin Ertekin, Deputy Director-General, Directorate General of EU Affairs, Under-Secretariat for Foreign Trade is expected in Mauritius. The delegation comprises Mrs. Deniz Senyurt, Head of Department, Directorate General of EU Affairs, Ms. Serah Kekec, Foreign Trade Expert, Directorate General of EU Affairs, and Mr. Gökhan Dikmener, Foreign Trade Expert, Directorate General of Imports.

As the two countries have agreed to start a process that will lead to a free trade agreement (FTA), the high-level meeting will discuss the modalities for harmonising the proposed FTA with those of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). It is to be noted that Mauritius has already initialed an EPA with the EU and is currently negotiating a full EPA. Turkey has a Customs Union agreement with the EU and has the obligation to align its trade policies with that of the Preferential Trade regime of the EU towards ACP countries including Mauritius.

Presentations are scheduled by both Mauritius and Turkey pertaining to their respective economies. Moreover, both parties will identify issues that will be negotiated at technical level such as trade in goods, rules of origin, technical barriers to trade, customs and trade facilitation and fisheries.

Imports from Turkey to Mauritius represent some 1% of total imports of Mauritius, with an absolute value of Rs 911 million in 2008. Imports were concentrated in four main products, representing a total of 69.6% of imports from Turkey. These were cereals, products of milling including flour and preparations of cereals (29.1%) machinery (16.4%) base metals (12.9%) and pharmaceutical products (11.2%).

In 2008, total domestic Mauritian exports to Turkey amounted to Rs 79.7 million, representing 0.2% of the total domestic exports of Mauritius. Furthermore, 83.8% of Mauritian exports were focused in fabrics, namely denim and coloured plain cotton weave.

Government of Mauritius


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