Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey

EFTA Delegation visited Hisarcıklıoğlu

13.01.2015 / Ankara

The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu hosted the European Free Trade Association Parliamentary Committee Delegation at his office.​

During the meeting, the need to strengthen bonds between EFTA and Turkey was emphasized. Providing information about TOBB, Hisarcıklıoğlu stressed the need to utilize opportunities and remove obstacles in order to intensify EFTA-Turkey relations. Expressing their support for extending the EFTA Agreement to cover the service sector, Hisarcıklıoğlu stated that it presents important opportunities in regards to the healthcare sector.


Also the B20 Turkey Chair, M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu expressed that they expect international EFTA member state companies to take up duties in these in this regard. G20, which makes up two thirds of the global economy, can be considered a solution platform for international issues.


EFTA Delegation President Kathy Riklin stated that they are pleased to be conducting this visit with the goal of updating and expanding the Free Trade Agreement signed by EFTA and Turkey in 1992. Reporting that they want to include service trade into the 22 year old agreement, Riklin emphasized that they also aim to facilitate trade.

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