A Turkish minister said on Sunday that Russia had intensified control of Turkish goods sent from Europe.
Turkey's State Minister Kursad Tuzmen said that Russia was restricting Turkish goods sent to Russia from some logistic centers in Europe as a new obstruction.
"This is a non-tariff obstruction," Tuzmen told reporters after meeting Chen Deming, the Chinese minister of commerce, in Beijing.
Tuzmen said that Turkey had launched initiatives to solve the problem, and would take measures, based on the law of reciprocity.
The minister said that Russia was at the top of countries Turkey was having foreign trade with and therefore Turkey wanted to solve the problems as soon as possible.
Some Turkish brands are producing their goods in various places around the world, collect them together in logistic centers in Europe and export them to various countries.
Goods produced in China, India or Turkey are packed in various places in Europe and sent to Russia. If Russian customs authorities find goods produced in Turkey among the consignments, they cause difficulties and the customs transactions last longer than usual.
Therefore, giant world brands decided not to send the goods they produced in Turkey. This also brings up several problems in export of famous brands manufactured in Turkey.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 31 Ağustos 2008, 17:53