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TURKISH GRAIN BOARD (TMO) PROVIDES GREAT SUPPORT TO DRIED FRUIT SECTOR…

Press release…

The statement made by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in which product purchasing would be made by TMO (Turkish Grain Board) during 2020-21 season, has led to great joy for raisins, dried figs and dried apricots sectors when entering the new season.

Stating that they have been dominating the world in seedless raisins, dried apricots and figs, Aegean Dried Fruits and Products Exporters’ Association Chairman Birol Celep said that with this decision, Turkey will be decisive and a market maker in dried fruits globally.

We need to highlight the image of Turkey…

Pointing out that in order to be a market maker in dried fruits, Celep noted, “All parties in production and exports of these products should understand Mr. President’s statement correctly. We are talking about products that Turkey will have prestige in the world. We need to highlight the image of our country. Government support for sustainable production and export is a must for all of us to read it correctly. With this decision, the producer will have the opportunity to get more for his labour.”

“In return, both our producers and exporters need to focus more on producing quality products that will meet the expectations of customers abroad,” Celep added.

“Manufacturer representatives should take into consideration the world prices while giving a message to their base and should not be distracted from market realities. As to our exporters, while ‘healthy product’ consumption remains a rising trend around the world, I cannot see any reason why we should not export these products in a more value-added manner if we, as all the parties of the industry, do our part in the best way possible,” Celep concluded…

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