International Conference on Eurasian Economies

International Conference on Eurasian Economies

17-18 September 2013 – St. Petersburg, RUSSIA

Paper detail

Paper ID : 766
Status : Paper published
Language : Turkish
Topic : International Trade and Globalization
Presenter: Asst. Prof. Dr. Çiğdem Sofyalıoğlu
Session : 7B Uluslararası Ticaret III

A Comparison and some Suggestions for Turkey’s and Eurasian Economic Community Countries’ Logistic Performance Index Scores
Türkiye ve Avrasya Ekonomik Topluluğu Ülkelerinin Lojistik Performans İndekslerinin Karşılaştırılması ve Bazı Çıkarımlar


Turkey is a bridge between Asia and Europe and this fact provides an opportunity for Turkey, whose exports mostly go to Europe, to diversify its export markets. In this geography, cooperation and integration are needed to sustain and to flourish economic activities. In that sense, Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEc) is one of the most important economic integrations in the world considering the initiatives of becoming a Customs Union. EurAsEc includes five member and three observer countries while some other Eurasian countries are expected to join this community in the years to come due to its potential advantages. The members of are positive towards a cooperation with Turkey which has a strategic role in many important transport corridors within the Western Europe-Asia transit transport framework. Anyway, the development of international trade depends on logistic performance, logistic infrastructure and effectiveness of logistic sectors of the countries in this region. Therefore, Turkey and EurAsEc countries need to cooperate in overcoming logistics problems to develop international trade. Bearing that in mind, we compared logistic performance indexes of Turkey and EurAsEc countries in our study and we discussed what can be done to improve logistic activities in the region within the framework of mutual cooperation. The findings indicate that a better logistics infrastructure should be available throughout the EurAsEC countries and it is essential to adopt transit pass by EurAsEc countries and to improve the information technology infrastructure to accelerate customs transition.

JEL codes: F15, O19, P33

Sofyalıoğlu, Çiğdem, Kartal, Burak (2013). "A Comparison and some Suggestions for Turkey’s and Eurasian Economic Community Countries’ Logistic Performance Index Scores" in Proceedings of International Conference of Eurasian Economies 2013, pp.524-531, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA.


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Session 7B: Uluslararası Ticaret III

Beykent University Turkish Central Bank TIKA