As a result of this trend, there are about 400 free trade agreements that are notified to the WTO. This page lists the free trade agreements signed by Turkey. [1] In 1995, Turkey signed a customs union with the European Union for products other than agricultural products and services. Since 2018, the EU has been Turkey`s main trading partner, with 50% of its exports and 36% of its imports. [2] Up-to-date information on trade statistics between South Africa and Turkey is available on the website of the South African Department of Trade, Industry and Competition. Bilateral trade between Turkey and South Africa amounted to $US 1.3 billion in 2019. Bilateral trade and investment between Turkey and South Africa is expected to increase as both countries recover from the effects of the novel coronavirus, the Turkish ambassador to South Africa said. The following agreements have been replaced by the EU-Turkey Customs Union: Article 16 of Decision No.