Trade Agreements

Mauritius-Turkey Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

The Free Trade Agreement between Mauritius and Turkey entered into force on 1st June 2013. The FTA is partly based on the Interim Economic Partnership Agreement signed with the EU.

The Agreement

  • Free Trade Agreement Text
  • Annex I – Rules of Origin
  • Annex II – List of products excluded from chapters 25-97
  • Annex III – List of clothing items on which tariffs will be phased down
  • Annex IV – Tariff phase-down schedule for Mauritius
  • Annex V – Mauritius' list of sensitive products excluded from liberalisation
  • Annex VI - Exchange of Concessions for Agricultural Products

Exporting to Turkey

Tariff Preferences in Turkey: A Mauritian exporter can benefit from duty free access on all industrial products except for a list of 70 clothing items (Annex III) on which duties is being phased down over a period of 4 years. With respect to agricultural products, Mauritius has obtained concessions on a list of 46 products (Annex VI) including chilled fish, cut flowers, tropical fruits, sweet biscuits and preserved tuna.

Rules of Origin: The exporter must ensure that his products satisfy the Rules of Origin to benefit from tariff preferences. The Rules of Origin for the FTA are product-specific and can be accessed here.

Obtaining a Certificate of Origin: The Mauritius-Turkey FTA Certificate of Origin is issued and approved by Customs Department of the Mauritius Revenue Authority. For more information, please contact:

Mauritius Revenue Authority
Customs Department
Customs House
Mer Rouge
Port-Louis
Tel: (230) 202 0500
Fax: (230) 216 7784
Email: customs@mra.mu
Website: www.mra.mu

The online application for the Mauritius-Turkey FTA CoO can be made via the TradeNet System.

Scanned copies of the following documents are required for obtaining the Certificate of Origin:

1. Export Declaration
2. Export Invoice
3. Documentary evidence for raw materialsused (such as Import Declaration, Purchase Receipts, etc)
4. Costing Certificate signed by a Certified Accountant (if applicable)
5. Any other relevant information as may be required by Customs
 


Importing from Turkey

Mauritian importers benefit from preferential tariffs on products other than those in the list of sensitive products provided that a valid Mauritius-Turkey FTA Certificate of Origin is submitted to Customs.

A tariff phase down schedule for products originating from Turkey (except for sensitive products) has been established as follows:

  • List A: List of Products on which customs duty has been eliminated since 1st January 2013
  • List B: Liberalisation Schedule for intermediate goods
  • List C: Liberalisation Schedule for final goods



Useful links

Australia

June 1995
Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)

China

April 1997
China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) - Beijing
China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission - Shanghai
November 1998
CCPIT Guangdong Sub-Council
September 2008
CCPIT Qingdao
May 2007
CCPIT Qingdao

Austria

September 2014
Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

France

September 1996
l’Assemblée des Chambres Françaises de Commerce et d’Industrie (ACFCI)

India

November 1985
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
May 1996
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
June 1995
Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry
January 2004
India International Trade Center
May 2004
Seafood Exporters Association of India
October 2005
Seafood Exporters Association of India

Kenya

January 2011
The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI)

Madagascar

November 2004
Fédération des Chambres de Commerce, d’Industrie, d’Artisanat et d’Agriculture de Madagascar

Malaysia

August 1994
The National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia
June 2005
Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Mozambique

September 2012
Chamber of Commerce of Mozambique)

Pakistan

October 2004
The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI)

Russia

May 2007
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

Sri Lanka

May 2004
National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka

Tanzania

January 2011
The Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA)

Thailand

August 2004
The Federation of Thai Industries (F.T.I)
February 2013
TUSKON

Turkey

August 2014
DEIK (Foreign Economic Relations Board)
TOBB (The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey)

Réunion

June 1995
Chambre of Commerce and d’Industrie de la Réunion
March 2002
L’Association pour le Développement Industriel de la Réunion

Seychelles

November 2005
Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry
April 2014
Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Djibouti

August 2008
Chamber of Commerce of Djibouti