The ministers of trade and agriculture of Serbia, Rasim Ljajic and Branislav Nedimovic respectively, met with the Turkish ministers of agriculture and trade, Bekir Pakdemirli and Ruhsar Pekcan respectively, on 1st August, in Ankara, to discuss an increase in quotas for the duty-free export of beef by an additional 5,000 tons.
As the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications of Serbia announced, the Turkish side accepted the increase in principle, and their final stance will be known after consultations are held with the relevant institutions in Ankara.
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The ministers also discussed the possibility of obtaining quotas for the export of bone-in beef which is so far not included in the free trade agreement, which, as announced, the competent ministries of the two countries will continue negotiating about.
The Turkish ministers pointed out that they would also expedite the ratification of the Free Trade Agreement, which is expected come into force by the end of October, so that other products could be exported under the duty-free agreement as well.
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