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“TURKISH SPICES ARE PRODUCED BASED ON TRACEABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY”

Press release…

World spice industry unites against residues…

The agenda of spice exporters is sustainability and food safety…

Spice producers and exporters from all over Europe came together in Brussels for the sustainability of residue-free production and exports. The Technical Committee Meeting of the European Spice Association (ESA), one of the three most important organisations shaping the 20 billion dollars spice sector in the world, was held.

Nurettin Tarakçıoğlu, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Aegean Furniture, Paper and Forestry Products Exporters’ Association, who successfully represented Türkiye, the world’s leading exporter of oregano and laurel, at the ESA Meeting, said that they were informed about the latest developments in the sector in the European Union (EU) and expressed their opinions on products originating from Türkiye.

“Especially the Aegean Region is the epicentre of the country’s spice exports. More than 60 per cent of Türkiye’s spice exports are carried out by Aegean exporters. Our spice exports totalled 184 million dollars in the January-September period. Europe has a 30 per cent share in Türkiye’s spice exports,” Tarakçıoğlu said.

“ESA has a very wide member profile from Europe to the USA, India, South Africa and the UK. We are working hard to prevent residue problems in our sector, to ensure that the producers get the return of their labour and that the products are not returned. We hold frequent meetings with producers and co-operate with universities,” Tarakçıoğlu added.

Pointing out that their aim is to carry out environmentally sensitive production by fulfilling the conditions of traceability and sustainability in their production, Tarakçıoğlu concluded, “We are determined to implement projects that will inform our producers in this direction. To regularly boost the export of Turkish spices produced on the basis of traceability and sustainability. We aim to ramp up our spice exports, which are currently in the range of 200-250 million dollars annually, to 1 billion dollars.”

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