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Türkiye sets a target of 5 billion dollars for food exports to the USA…

Press release…

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The Turkish food sector has set a target of 5 billion dollars for the United States market, which has doubled in the last 5 years and exported 2 billion dollars. The Turkish food sector is participating with 8 companies in the Natural Products Expo West Fair, which will be held in California-ANAHEIM in the United States of America on 14-16 March 2024.

The Turkish National Participation Organisation of Natural Products Expo West Fair is carried out by the Aegean Exporters’ Association (EIB), Türkiye’s leading exporter association in food and organic product exports.

Exporting 7.3 billion dollars of agricultural products in 2023, Aegean exporters have rolled up their sleeves to reach 10 billion dollars of agri-food products exports by growing in the US market.

Aegean Exporters’ Associations Sustainability and Organic Products Coordinator Mehmet Ali Işık, Head of Aegean Dried Fruits and Products Exporters’ Association, said that the USA is the world’s largest food importer country and that they will take their place at the Natural Products Expo West Fair in order to get more share from the USA’s annual food imports of 230 billion dollars.

“We are the world’s food storehouse”

Stating that the Turkish food sectors put forward an export performance of 26 billion dollars in 2023, Işık said, “We are the world’s food warehouse. We are among the world’s largest suppliers of many food products, especially dried fruits, olives, olive oil, olive oil, aquaculture products, fruit and vegetable products, spices, vegetable oils, cereals, pulses, flour, bakery products, fresh fruit and vegetables, animal products.”

“We have reached an export potential of 1 billion dollars in the organic sector. Our promotion strategy for the US market will continue with fairs, TURQUALITY Project and sectoral trade delegations in order to boost our food products exports to 5 billion dollars, which has reached 2 billion dollars in the US market,” Işık added…

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