Turkish Cyprus hopes more trade with Syria with Turkish label

Economy and Energy Minister of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Sunat Atun said Wednesday the TRNC planned to open a representation in Syria in 2010.

Turkish Cyprus hopes more trade with Syria with Turkish label

Economy and Energy Minister of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Sunat Atun said Wednesday the TRNC planned to open a representation in Syria in 2010.

The TRNC Foreign Ministry is currently working on opening a representation in Syria. I will hold a conversation with Turkish State Minister Zafer Caglayan so that Turkish Cypriot products get the label Turkey as their place of origin and get sent to Syria as such, he said.

If Turkish Cypriot products have Turkey as their place of origin, we would not have to pay up to 40 percent of customs duties. We will come to Syria again with a large delegation of businesspeople and try to establish business ties, Atun noted.

Thanks to Turkey's efforts, citizens of the TRNC and Syria can visit each other without having to obtain visas. Lifting visa requirement facilitated growth of commercial relations with Syria, Atun said.

Atun and other Turkish Cypriot officials visited a furniture fair in Damascus in which six Turkish Cypriots are participating.

Atun will proceed to Beirut, Lebanon on Wednesday and give information to Lebanese businesspeople on investment opportunities in the TRNC.


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