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Kadri Gündeş: We demand support for packaged product exports of olive oil

Press release…

Aegean Olive and Olive Oil Exporters’ Association Vice President M. Kadri Gündeş; “We demand support for packaged product exports”

Kadri Gündeş

Kadri Gündeş said that in order to achieve their goal of increasing packaged exports, they need to encourage the export of packaged products instead of the restrictions imposed on bulk exports and bring the abolished supports back to the sector by making them compatible with the World Trade Organisation criteria.

“The subsidies given to our producers have not been increased for 10 years despite the inflationary environment. The supports given to our producers should be harmonised with today’s conditions,” Gündeş said.

Pointing out that in order for Türkiye’s boosting olive and olive oil yield to turn into added value, as the Association, they carry out promotional activities in many countries to ramp up the export of packaged olives and olive oil, Gündeş explained, “We are pleased to see that Turkish olives and olive oil have attracted great interest in the TURQUALITY Project, in which 6 food exporters’ associations within the Aegean Exporters’ Associations promote Turkish food products in the United States of America. We are happy to see that olive oil exports to the USA have soared with the contribution of this project. We will continue our efforts for the development of the sector with these and similar projects without slowing down.”

“In the 2022-23 season, our olive and olive oil exports reached 947 million dollars despite restrictions. The footsteps of a good harvest are coming in the 2024-25 season. If the barriers to exports are removed and the support for packaged product exports is enhanced, we can reach the export target of 1.5 billion dollars as the Turkish olive sector,” Gündeş added…

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