Government policies and measures affecting trade play a very important role in any business strategy. BASEAK lawyers, involved at all levels of trade, the World Trade Organization (WTO), regional trade capitals and customs borders, offer solid experience across the full spectrum of international trade regulation and policy.
We provide legal advice on anti-dumping or anti-subsidy actions, as well as trade and foreign investment protection. Our team is experienced in tariff classification, origin and valuation issues, as well as complex trade negotiations and disputes.
From customs authorities to policy makers, we understand the full spectrum of Trade, WTO and Customs matters. BASEAK lawyers provide legal advice on all trade disputes, bilateral agreements, trade remedies and customs procedures.
Our Trade, WTO and Customs practice encompasses the following:
Foreign direct investment
Regional trade agreements, advice and litigation
Trade disputes and negotiations
WTO advice and litigation
July 7, 2016
July 7, 2016
Turkey announced 2016 Quarter I GDP figures on June 10, which at 4.8% beat market expectations of 4.5%. Annual growth for 2016 is estimated by the World Bank at 3.5%, down from a previous estimate of 4.0%. That is still well above the World Bank’s global growth forecast of 2.4%, which it recently downgraded from 2.9%. Read more
March 1, 2016
Joining a club that would have me as a member or one that others are abandoning? Referring to Turkey’s “ridiculously long chase for EU membership,” the Daily Sabah newspaper asks why – in light of the Brexit vote in the UK – the EU would “still expect Turkey to strip” itself of “values underpinned by people’s religion culture and tradition.” Understandably displeased with the use of Turkey use as a Brexit bogeyman, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says the problem today “is not Turkey but the EU itself." Similarly, EU Affairs Minister Ömer Çelik said the Brexit campaign had been marred by Islamophobia and anti-Turkish sentiment fueled by mainstream politicians, while Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said the EU needed to reflect carefully on the British vote and to embrace more inclusive policies. Read more
Turkey announced Quarter IV GDP figures on March 31, which at 5.7% soundly beat expectations. Annual growth was put at 4.0% for 2015. Read more
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January 22, 2015
Partner Gülistan Baltacı Hatay and associate Burçak Sercan Sarıkaya presented a half-day seminar to the executives and staff of Mersin International Port. Read more