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Reuters/Murad Sezer - Tourists from Kazakhstan and Russia shop at a store at the Spice market, also known as the Egyptian Bazaar, in Istanbul August 23, 2013.

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The Turkey-EU customs union at 20: Time for a facelift

March 16, 2015, Martin Raiser

The customs union agreement between the European Union and Turkey—a union that turns 20 at the end of this year—could give Turkey’s competitiveness a new boost if it was extended to cover services, agriculture, and procurement. In this post, Martin Raiser explains how in doing so, the customs union itself would require a facelift.

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