Turkey provides DFQF access for LDCs under its GSP scheme which entered into force on 1 January 2002. Its last renewal dates 1 January 2012. Eligibility to Turkey’s DFQF benefits is set in accordance with the relevant regulations of the European Union.
Utilization by LDCs:
In 2017, total imports from LDCs were US$ 1,422 million. Since 2007, imports by Turkey from the LDCs have grown constantly per year, making Turkey one of the most dynamic export markets for LDCs.
Available Smooth Transition Procedures:
As Turkey follows the European Union regulations, graduated countries are accorded a smooth transition period of at least 3 years.