On the other hand, thanks to decision 1/2000 of the CE-Turkey Customs Cooperation Committee of 25.07.2000 (JO L 200 of 25.07.2000). The customs union allows goods that meet the conditions of free movement within the customs union, but are negotiated between the EC and Turkey through other countries in the pan-European system of accumulation, provided that evidence of Community or Turkish origin is provided in one of the countries concerned. On 1 January 1996, Turkey began to abolish tariffs on industrial products and adopted the Community`s common tariff for trade with third countries. Some of the exemptions in the decision were eventually abolished and, for processed agricultural products, tariffs on the industrial part of the global protection were abolished. In addition, due to the obligations arising from Association Council Decision 1/95, Turkey`s foreign trade system is largely aligned with the EU customs code. In this context, the EU`s achievements in the areas of technical law, intellectual and industrial property rights, competition policy and EU legislation on the free movement of goods and the common trade policy is taken into account and expressed in our external trade system. Studies carried out within the framework of customs union commitments can be summarized as follows: Turkey negotiates and concludes free trade agreements with third countries in parallel with the global trend towards negotiating free trade agreements and its commitment to the customs union. Under the EU common tariff, preferential trade regimes are the most important part of trade policy towards third countries. The agreement covers trade in industrial products, fish and seafood products and processed agricultural products. The transition period ended on January 1, 1999.
In addition, bilateral agricultural agreements have been concluded between the various EFTA states and Turkey, which are part of the instruments for creating the free trade area. The agreement contains detailed provisions on trade facilitation (Annex VI), including certain elements of the WTO. In the context of the pan-European accumulation, it may be necessary to determine the original character of goods which are in free practice in the customs union but which are exported or used in the production of products for export to other countries under the pan-European cumulative system. To this end, Decision 1/1999 of the CE-Turkey Customs Cooperation Committee of 28 May 1999 (OJ L 199 of 20.12.1999) 204, 04.08.1999, p. 43), a “supplier statement” submitted to the exporter and used by the exporter as evidence of origin under preferential agreements with other countries under the pan-European coordination system. 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.