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Germany wants to step up trade in organic products with Türkiye…

Press release…

Germany is the most important trade partner of Türkiye and is one of the countries it exports the most as of 2023.

In order to strengthen over 100 years of Turkish-German trade relations and to create new cooperation opportunities, the German-Turkish Economic Day on Food was organised in partnership with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ankara and the Aegean Exporters’ Associations (EIB).

Following the event, bilateral business meetings were held with the participation of Turkish and German companies.

Ralf Schröer

Germany, the EU’s largest buyer, is interested in developing trade in organic products with Türkiye…

Ralf Schröer, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Izmir, pointed out that there is a great demand for Turkish food in Europe and said: “Türkiye is a strong market in agricultural production. Especially in fruit and vegetables. In 2024, 5.6 percent growth is expected in vegetables and 3.4 percent in fruit. Organic products are very important for the EU market. Flour, hazelnuts, sunflower oil stand out in our exports with Türkiye. However, we want to focus on food products produced in the Aegean Region. Germany, the EU’s largest buyer, is interested in developing trade in organic products with Türkiye.”

“We want to develop our co-operation in all stages of the supply chain, not only in food production, but also in food processing, logistics. The Turkish food market creates new opportunities. Gluten-free foods and sugar-free products are in great demand in Germany,” he noted.

“Türkiye is also an important market for gluten-free foods and sugar-free products. A new application has been launched in Germany. Businesses larger than 250 square metres are obliged to offer gluten-free food in their menus. This could be an opportunity for Türkiye,” he added…

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