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JAK ESKINAZI: OUR GOAL IS TO BOOST OUR FOOD EXPORTS TO JAPAN TO 500 MILLION DOLLARS. 

Press release…

The target of Turkey’s food export to Japan is 500 million dollars.

Aegean Exporters’ Associations (EIB) will be holding the Turkish National Participation Organization for the 25th time on March 7-10, 2023 of the Foodex Fair in Japan, which meets the majority of its food needs through imports and realizes annual food imports of 65 billion dollars.

At Foodex Japan 2023- 48th International Food and Beverage Fair; tasting events where menus prepared according to Japanese taste to be served, olive oil tasting event, sushi event with Turkish tuna and salmon, b2b meetings between Turkish food exporters and Japanese buyers and influencer events will be organized by EIB.

Jak Eskinazi

EIB Coordinator Chair Jak Eskinazi said that 48 percent of Türkiye-wide exports to Japan and 72 percent of exports from the Aegean Region are on food.

“Türkiye’s overall exports to Japan have risen by 30 percent since 2018, reaching 619 million dollars. We make 291 million dollars of this amount on food. As EIB, 106 million dollars of our 146 million dollars export to Japan is represented by food. We have been organizing the national participation organization of Japan’s largest food fair Foodex for 25 years,” he said.

“We have been carrying out our Turquality Project covering Far East countries South Korea, Japan and China for 7 years. Seafood, dried fruit, cereals, pulses and oilseeds, fruit and vegetable products, olives, olive oil are the sectors in which we are strong in the Asia-Pacific market. Türkiye has an annual food export of 25 billion dollars. We have the potential to boost our food exports to Japan to 500 million dollars in the short term and 1 billion dollars in the long run,” he added…

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