A ground-breaking historic free trade deal between Türkiye and the UK that provides vital certainty for businesses and protects thousands of jobs in both countries is excellent news says Sanmar Shipyards, which has delivered a total of 24 tugs to UK operators.
The trade deal, which came into force on 1st of January, secures existing preferential tariffs between the two nations following the UK’s exit from the EU and, even more importantly, lays the groundwork for a more ambitious UK Türkiye free trade relationship in the near future.
Sanmar builds technologically advanced tugboats to state-of-the-art designs at its purpose-built shipyards at Tuzla and Altinova in Türkiye and recognizes the UK as a vitally important market.
Commenting on the announcement, Ruchan Civgin, Commercial Director of Sanmar, said: “This is excellent news. We are delighted that this deal has been done and are excited at the possibilities that the prospect of even closer ties between our two countries will provide. The signing of this agreement means we can continue to build on the excellent business relationships that we have with our friends in the UK. It enables us to focus on nurturing long-term partnerships with existing clients, while also offering attractive cost-effective terms to potential new customers.”