World Bulletin/News Desk
The recently established customs system, i.e. green line, between Russia and Turkey is hailed by Turkish business circles as it is expected to smooth customs procedures and to increase trade volume.
The green line is established at the Tuapse Port Customs and Kazbegi-Verhni Border Gate and will be active once the necessary software is in place, Eastern Black Sea Trade Union head Ahmet Gurdogan told Anadolu Agency (AA) on Monday.
Gurdogan noted the green line will be beneficial not only for exports, but also for the eastern Black Sea and Turkey's Trabzon. “Like in previous years, Trabzon will rise in favorable position, Ro-Ro and scheduled ferry services will be done in Trabzon,” Gurdogan said.
Gurdogan explained customs will be at lower prices as exports to Russia will increase.
Russia is a leading export destination for Turkish products. Turkey’s exports to Russia are recorded at around 570 million USD, according to data provided by Turkey's statistics authority in August.Last Mod: 21 Ekim 2013, 15:14