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Cablegate: Qiz Nonpaper Delivered to Mfa

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221108Z Jan 04

UNCLAS ANKARA 000386

SIPDIS


STATE FOR E, EB AND EUR/SE
TREASURY FOR OASIA
DEPT PLEASE PASS USTR FOR LERRION
FAS FOR ITP/THORBURN
USDOC FOR ITA/MAC/DDEFALCO


SENSITIVE


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETRD TU
SUBJECT: QIZ NONPAPER DELIVERED TO MFA


Ref: STATE 9981


(SBU) Economic Counselor and Econoff delivered reftel
points responding to the GOT's Qualifying Industrial
Zones (QIZ) proposal on January 21 to Mehmet Gucuk, MFA
Deputy Director General for Bilateral Economic Affairs,
as well as by diplomatic note. Gucuk told us he had
already received the paper through Turkey's Washington
Embassy and would share it with the Foreign Trade
Undersecretariat shortly. Gucuk stated that MFA would
work hard to obtain a GOT interagency consensus on
whether to proceed with a QIZ with the sectoral
restrictions described reftel, but opined that this
might not happen before the Prime Minister's visit to
Washington next week. He hinted that MFA would support
a textile-free QIZ against Foreign Trade opposition.
Edelman

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