The agreement contains detailed provisions on trade facilitation (Annex VI), including certain “WTO+” elements. The provisions on the protection of intellectual property rights (Article 15 and new Annex XII) concern, inter alia, patents, trademarks, copyrights and geographical indications. The Parties recognize that economic development, social development and environmental protection are interdependent. In Chapter 7, they reaffirm their commitment to multilateral environmental and labour agreements and principles and commit to maintaining the level of protection, while recognizing the right of each party to establish its own level of environmental and labour protection. Arbitration procedures shall not apply to this Chapter. This page lists the free trade agreements signed by Turkey. [1] In 1995, Turkey signed a customs union with the European Union for products other than agricultural products and services. Since 2018, the EU has been Turkey`s main trading partner, with 50% of its exports and 36% of its imports. [2] In accordance with Article 16 of Decision No 1/95 of the Turkey-EC Association Council on the implementation of the final stage of the Customs Union, Turkey shall, inter alia, take the necessary measures and negotiate agreements with the countries concerned on a mutually beneficial basis. The Agreement provides for tariff concessions for processed agricultural products in accordance with Annex III. Trade in basic agricultural products is covered by three bilateral agricultural agreements between Iceland, Norway and Switzerland/Liechtenstein and Turkey.