An analysis of technical barriers to trade within the European Union perspective

buir.advisorTogan, Subidey
dc.contributor.authorTok, Ertan
dc.departmentDepartment of Economicsen_US
dc.descriptionAnkara : The Department of Economics, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2011.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's) -- Bilkent University, 2011.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references leaves 144-147.en_US
dc.description.abstractAfter setting up the necessary framework for the subject on technical barriers to trade (TBT), this study tries to enlighten the removal efforts of the TBT within the European Union (EU) and Turkey. In this respect, this study covers the removal approaches of TBT in the EU together with Turkey's alignment with the EU on the subject, as required by the Customs Union Agreement. This study also tries to evaluate the importance of different approaches on the removal of TBT on the Turkish trade with the EU. This evaluation is prepared by allocating external trade values for product groups into the regulatory approaches of the EU and analyzing the coverage of these approaches in the total external trade of the EU-15 countries. Accordingly, it is found that most of the Turkish trade with the EU-15 countries may be subject to technical regulations. Moreover, it is observed that the shares of the Turkish trade regarding the different EU approaches on TBT evolve over time. This study discovers that the importance of harmonizing the EU legislation on the iv removal of TBT on Turkish exports to the EU-15 has been increasing over the timeline. Additionally, it is observed that the number of product groups, which Turkey reveals as comparative advantage in harmonized area, is increasing over time. Thus, Turkey is becoming more competitive in the EU-15 market.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityTok, Ertanen_US
dc.format.extentxii, 156 leavesen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.subjectTurkish-EU tradeen_US
dc.subjectRevealed Comparative Advantageen_US
dc.subjectTechnical Barriers to Tradeen_US
dc.subject.lccHC241.25.T9 T65 2011en_US
dc.subject.lcshForeign trade regulation--Turkey.en_US
dc.subject.lcshForeign trade regulation--European Union countries.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNon-tariff trade barriers.en_US
dc.titleAn analysis of technical barriers to trade within the European Union perspectiveen_US
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