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In 2005, the European Commission began European Union (EU) accession proceedings with the Republic of Turkey.  Prior to beginning its move towards EU accession, Turkey and the EU formed a Customs Union in 1995.  The Custome Union agreement covers industrial products and processed agricultural goods.  Turkey adopted the EU’s common external tariff (CET) for most industrial products, as well as for the industrial components of agricultural products.  Both the EU and Turkey agreed to eliminate all customs duties, quantitative restrictions and charges with equivalent effect on their bilateral trade.  Turkey’s adoption of the EU’s CET also resulted in lower duties for imports from third countries, including the United States.  The Customs Union establishes zero duty rates and no quotas for non-agricultural items of EU and Europe...

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