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EU-Turkey Customs Union: Lessons for Brexit

15 March 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Chatham House, London


H.E. Faruk Kaymakcı, Permanent Delegate of Turkey to the European Union
Chair: Fadi Hakura, Associate Fellow and Manager, Turkey Project, Europe Programme, Chatham House



Turkey and the EU are preparing to open negotiations to modernize their 22 year old customs union and expand its scope beyond goods to include services, public procurement and a more liberal regime for agriculture. At the same time, the UK is debating whether to seek a customs union with the EU to facilitate a frictionless flow of goods and to prevent a hard border with Ireland. The speaker will discuss Turkey's customs union modernization agenda and share his insights on the lessons for the UK's future relationship with the EU.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only. 

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To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.