Macedonia

06 Eylül 2018

Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Macedonia was signed on 7 September 1999 in Ankara and entered into force on 1 September 2000.

With Turkey-Macedonia FTA, tariff and non-tariff barriers for trade were eliminated in trade between the Parties. Also, Agreement regulates numerous subjects such as sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade, intellectual property, rules of origin, internal taxation, anti-dumping and countervailing measures, safeguards, and balance of payments measures.

As far as preferential trade in goods is concerned, customs duties on imports into Macedonia of industrial products originating in Turkey were abolished according to the timetable laid down in Annex II, were eliminated as of 1 January 2008.

 Customs duties on imports into Turkey of industrial products originating in Macedonia will be abolished upon the entry into force of this Agreement, except certain products which were subject to the special provisions laid down in Annex III. The special provisions in Annex III were abolished in 2003.

Concerning agricultural products, Turkey and Macedonia exchanged mutual concessions for certain products in the form of tariff quotas or on an unlimited basis subject to MFN duty reduction or exemption. Reciprocal concession lists of agricultural products are laid down in Protocol I of the Agreement.

The products which will benefit from the preferential tariffs should fulfill the rules of origin set out in Protocol II of the Agreement.  
 

The trade volume between Turkey and Macedonia was realized as 461 million US$ in 2017. In 2017, imports from Macedonia were 101 million US$, whereas exports to Macedonia were 360 million US$.