EXALTER DECISION FOR THE EXPORTERS FROM EUROPEAN JUSTICE COURT

President of TİM Mehmet Büyükeşi stated: “We believe that with the disappearing of barriers in front of Turkish-EU trade, which caused 3,5 billion Euro to be lost, our exports to European countries which covers almost half of our total exports and especially exports to Germany, which is the country we export the most, will increasingly go on.”

European Justice Court, which has its headquarter in Luxemburg and is the highest court in European Union has put an end to the discussion started at March 2015 when Hungary imposed 2.400 Euro fine to a truck driver who did not pay passage fee of 438 Euro. With the supports of İstanbul Logistic Company, Ministry of Economy, Turkish Exporters Assembly and International Shippers Association (ISA) the trial which was indicted to Hungary National Tax and Customs Administration was resulted in Turkey's favor.

Passage fee equivalent to Customs Tax

Considering the subject, President of TİM Mehmet Büyükekşi: “The Court decided that Turkish company is righteous because imposing fine on every pass of Turkish trucks to Hungary is equivalent to customs tax and thus is against to treaties and cannot be implemented. As a result of close follow-up of Ministry of Economy and joint efforts of TİM and ISA led to this right decision will strengthen Turkey's hand against all the limitations imposed out of tariff by Hungary, Austria, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Italy, Romania and Greece, which is our transit way on the route to our main export market Germany. Moreover, we hope that our result will be an example for the trial indicted to Austria for the similar reasons, which is following by TİM and hoped to be resulted soon.

An Obstacle for Exports is Removed, Exports to EU Will Increase

Indicating that this decision pleased exporters, Büyükekşi completed his words as: “We believe that with the disappearing of barriers in front of Turkish-EU trade, which caused 3,5 billion Euro to be lost, our exports to European countries which covers almost half of our total exports and especially exports to Germany, which is the country we export the most, will increasingly go on. As being the umbrella cooperation of 67.000 exporters we want to express our pleasure of this achievement and proud of declaring that we always stand aside and support our exporters who struggle at every corner of the world for our country.

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