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VEYSEL MEMIS: QUOTA FOR BULGHUR EXPORTS TO THE EU SHOULD BE SCALED UP TO 100 THOUSAND TONNES

Press release…

Veysel Memiş, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mediterranean Cereals, Pulses, Oil Seeds and Products Exporters’ Association (AHBİB), announced that they exported 184.8 million dollars in November. Veysel Memiş stated that Iraq, Egypt and Italy were the leading countries to which they exported the most in the 11th month of the year and that they succeeded in ramping up their export volume up to 75 times in Singapore, Ireland, Panama, Dominican and Taiwan markets.

“We tightened trade diplomacy traffic in the EU market”

Veysel Memiş

“We are making intense efforts to be more effective in traditional markets and to bring the quality and taste of Turkish products to potential buyers in new markets and in this context, we have intensified our trade diplomacy traffic towards the European Union (EU) market,” Memiş said.

Noting that he represented the sector at the Türkiye-EU High Level Agricultural Dialogue meeting under the chairmanship of Minister of Agriculture and Forestry İbrahim Yumaklı at the end of November, Memiş also stated that they demanded a significant increase in the quotas allocated by the EU to Türkiye and within this framework, they wanted the 10 thousand tonnes of quota applied to bulghur exports to be escelated to 100 thousand tonnes.

“In 11 months of the year, our exports to the EU surged by 65.8 percent”

Pointing out that Türkiye’s exports of cereals, pulses, oilseeds and products reached 11.3 billion dollars between January and November 2023, Memiş explained, “The share of EU countries in this performance was 13.3 percent. Our sector, which exported 906.3 million dollars to EU countries in 11 months of last year, exported 1.5 billion dollars between January-November 2023.

Indicating that they achieved an increase of 65.8 percent in the EU market, Memiş added, “Within the framework of the talks on updating the Customs Union agreement, we asked for the taxes to be reduced from 37.9 to 15 percent in order to export more to the EU market. We negotiated to boost exports of pasta, biscuits and sugary products, sunflower oil, wheat flour and pulses.”

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