Mauritius

06 Eylül 2018

Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Mauritius was signed on 9 September 2011 in Istanbul and entered into force on 1 June 2013.

Turkey-Mauritius FTA mainly regulates the elimination of customs duties imposed on imports and exports in industrial products and of quantitative restrictions and measures having equivalent effect, exchange of concession in agricultural products, technical barriers to trade, sanitary and pythosanitary measures, internal taxation, dumping, safeguard measures, payments, rules of origin and intellectual property rights.

Other than limited number of products (some apparel and shoe products) listed in Annex III of the Agreement, Turkey eliminates the customs duties on all industrial goods originating in Mauritius upon the entry into force of this Agreement. The customs duties imposed on the products listed in Annex III will gradually be eliminated within 4 years. Customs duties on imports into Mauritius for industrial goods originating in Turkey are abolished upon the entry into force of this Agreement, except for the goods listed in Annex IV and Annex V. Annex IV regulates specific dismantling schedule with maximum 9 years, whereas Annex V excludes some products from the scope of Agreement.

Concerning agricultural products, Turkey granted Mauritius market access in form of tariff quota or duty reduction in some products, whereas Mauritius eliminated the customs duties imposed with exception of some products which are deemed to be sensitive.

The trade volume between Turkey and Mauritius was 68.9 million US$ in 2017. In 2017, exports to Mauritius were 65.1 million US$, whereas imports from Mauritius were 3.8 million US$.