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HÜSEYİN ARSLAN: WE SHOULD TURN OUR GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION INTO OPPORTUNITY

Press release…

Hüseyin Arslan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mediterranean Cereals, Pulses, Oilseeds and Products Exporters’ Association (AHBİB), said that in October, they realized an export of 190.3 million dollars with an increase of 76 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.

Hüseyin Arslan

Arslan also stated that they contributed 21 percent to the export of 903.5 million dollars of grains, pulses, oilseed and products throughout Turkey.

Underlining that close locations have come to the fore in the supply of goods with the effect of the container crisis, together with the four-fold increase in freight charges, Arslan said, “Turkey can achieve serious advantages in nearby markets by combining its production power with its geographical location.”

‘We have increased our exports in nearly 70 countries’

Pointing out that as AHBİB, they exported to 170 countries and regions around the world in October and that they achieved export spikes in nearly 70 countries in the Middle East, Africa and Europe markets, Arslan explained, “We foresee the rise in freight and container fees to continue in 2022. One of the most important steps that Turkey will take towards the freight and container crisis will be to raise support for the maritime sector. While the whole world was closed with restrictions in the process of the Covid-19 epidemic, domestic maritime companies took on important tasks for Turkish exporters to continue their market activities.”

“These companies can perform more strategic tasks with the strengthening of their access to financial resources and the taxation advantages to be provided. Another important step will be to intensify the studies for the markets that we can reach by road and to provide additional advantages to our exporters. These supports and advantages will balance the logistics costs of Turkish exporters and further strengthen our competitiveness in the international arena,” Arslan added…

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