The EU and Turkey meet regularly to discuss issues and best practices in implementing the agreement. Committees meet regularly. With regard to intellectual property rights, Turkey has adhered to certain multilateral conventions on literary and artistic works, performers, broadcasters, etc., in order to meet international standards. In addition, a number of regulations have been adopted to bring the legislation in line with the EU`s acquis in this area. In addition, in order to ensure effective protection of industrial property rights in accordance with the EU acquis, international standards and, in particular, the membership agreement (agreement on aspects of intellectual property rights that affect trade), various rules relating to trademarks, designs and patents have come into force. One of the objectives of the agreement (Article 1) is to promote the harmonious development of economic relations between the contracting parties by extending mutual trade. The agreement contains provisions relating to the elimination of tariffs and other trade barriers, as well as other trade-related disciplines, such as competition rules, intellectual property protection, public procurement, state monopolies, state aid, payments and transfers. A joint committee was established to oversee the agreement. This page lists the free trade agreements signed by Turkey.
 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. Two officials said Brussels was studying anti-dumping investigations in order to turn Ankara`s business screws. There are clear goals in steel, where EU manufacturers have lodged complaints, but Brussels could also open investigations into its choice. Chapter 3 closely follows the approach of the WTO`s General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). It covers trade in all service sectors under the four types of supply. Separate annexes on the recognition of service provider qualifications (Annex X), the free movement of individuals providing services (Annex XI), e-commerce (Annex XIII), telecommunications services (Annex XVI), co-productions (annex XV), financial services (Annex XVI), health services (Annex XVII), tourism and travel services (Annex XVII) and international road and logistics transport services (Annex XIX) complete the chapter with additional disciplines specific to these sectors.