Aegean exporters set an export target of 15 billion dollars with green production in 2021…
Aegean Exporters’ Associations (EİB) Coordinator Jak Eskinazi said that optimistic scenarios came to the fore in 2021 after the vaccine for the Covid-19 virus was found.
Eskinazi stated that they are preparing to leave 2020 behind with exports of 13 billion dollars and that they have set an export target of 15 billion dollars for 2021 by focusing on green production.
Speaking at the Joint Meeting of the Boards of the Aegean Exporters’ Associations, Eskinazi said, “We implemented projects with the goal of making exports with a less carbon footprint in 2020, when we declared the Year of Sustainability.”
“We have moved with the slogan of ‘For a sustainable world, Sustainable production and Sustainable export’ in our Sustainability Manifesto that we had declared previously. Our Sustainability Working Group continued its efforts throughout 2020. Thus we have been the first exporters’ association with the Zero Waste document in Turkey,” Eskinazi noted.
Go green production…
Making a presentation with the content of “2020 evaluation, 2021 predictions” to the Board Members of the Aegean Exporters’ Associations, Economist Dr. Can Fuat Gürlesel explained that due to the Covid-19 virus, there is an expectation of a 12 percent contraction in world commodity trade in 2020, the world economy has recovered faster than expected and the shrinkage in the world commodity trade decreased to 7 percent in 2020.
Giving the information that the world commodity trade was 18 trillion and 35 billion dollars in 2019, Gürlesel added, “In 2020, world commodity trade will remain around 17 trillion dollars. In order to stand out in exports as of 2021, I will make a call that ‘Turn towards green production’.”
Dr. Gürlesel also warned that the carbon tax, which is expected to be implemented, will also be on the agenda in exports to the USA in 2022.