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Turkey Steps Up Gender Equality Cooperation With EU

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Turkey Steps Up Gender Equality Cooperation With EU	As women's participation in the Turkish labor market remains lower than that of European Union member states and other OECD countries, Turkey is taking measures with relevant European bodies to close the gap.

One such measure, announced today, is an EU funded project titled "Promoting Gender Equality in Working Life," being undertaken with the Turkish Prime Ministry's General Directorate on the Status of Women, or KSGM, and the Turkish Ministry of Labor. The 18-month project targets the gaps in Turkey's legislation in comparison with EU legislation, to avoid gender discrimination in the work place and is supported by experts from Germany and Austria.

Starting Business Without Branches or Subsidiaries

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Starting Business Without Branches or Subsidiaries	A foreign company may desire to enter the Turkish market without establishing a branch or a subsidiary respectively. For that purpose the foreign company may make use of:


• an independent sales agent,
• an independent distributor.

Even if the foreign company wants to set up its own branch or subsidiary in Turkey it is always worthwhile considering whether the marketing and sales functions should be done by employed personnel or by independent sales agents/distributors.

Turkey's Law Number 6111

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Turkey's Law Number 6111	A new amnesty law has been introduced in Turkey that allows for settlement of existing tax liabilities and immunity against a potential tax audit for individual taxpayers.Turkey’s Law number 6111 (referred to as the “Tax Amnesty law”) was published in the official gazette (Resmi Gazete) on 25 February 2011, and entered in to force on the same day.
This Flash International Executive Alert aims to provide general insight and explain the provisions of the Tax Amnesty law affecting individual taxpayers only.

Working in Turkey

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Working in TurkeyThere is a lot of paperwork to be done before you start working in Turkey.
Work Permits are either obtained from the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (Çalışma ve Sosyal Güvenlik Bakanlığı) or from the Consulates of Turkish Republic abroad.

Import Regulations in Turkey

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Overall, Turkey has a relatively free market for trade in goods and services as a result of liberalization measures introduced over the past two decades. Turkey follows basic WTO rules to regulate imports and tariff structures and has adopted the European Union (EU)'s common customs tariff for imports from third countries. Turkey signed a customs union with the EU in 1996, eliminating all duties and charges on goods imported from EU member countries, excluding services, public procurement and unprocessed agricultural products. Turkey has signed free trade agreements with various countries and extends preferential treatment for least developed countries and some developing countries.

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