As a technical committee, the Customs Cooperation Committee has been established in accordance with the Article 6 of Ankara Agreement and under the Decision of Association Council no: 2/69 to ensure the implementation and development of the association common regime. Customs Cooperation Committee meets twice a year, one in Belgium and one in Turkey.
The Committee is composed of the representatives of EU Commission and the Member States, and those of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Finance, Undersecretariat of Foreign Trade and State Planning Organization all of which form the Turkish Delegation presided by the Director General of EU and External Relations affiliated to the Undersecretariat of Customs of Turkey.
The role of the Customs Cooperation Commitee is to enhance the administrative cooperation between the contracting parties in order to implement the relevant provisions of the Agreement in an accurate and uniform way and conduct the work that will directly be assigned by the Association Council.
The 27th Term Meeting of the concerned Committee was held on 12.06.2001 in İzmir.