Canada-Turkey Exploratory Trade Discussions

Following initial informal meetings and public consultations, officials from Canada and Turkey met in October 2010 in Ankara for formal free trade agreement (FTA) exploratory talks. Officials continue to meet regularly, with the latest meetings held on September 24-24, 2013, in Ankara.  These talks have allowed both sides to gain a better understanding of each other's preferred FTA approaches and objectives.  

On March August 7, 2010, the Government of Canada embarked on a comprehensive consultation process with citizens, provincial and territorial governments, and industry to seek input on a potential free trade agreement with Turkey (see Canada Gazette: Consultations on Possible Free Trade Negotiations with Turkey). 

Also, in August 2013, Canada and Turkey agreed to establish a joint economic and trade committee to find concrete means of expanding trade and investment. See news release: Canada and Turkey Commit to Working Toward Increased Trade and Investment.

For more information, please see background information on the exploratory discussions towards a Canada-Turkey Free Trade Agreement.

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Contact Point

If you have any questions or comments about this initiative we would like to hear from you. Please contact Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development:

Trade Negotiations I Division (TPE)
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2
Fax: 613-944-0757
Email: consultations@international.gc.ca