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Eskinazi: Food products, of which we are the leader in world production and exports, were introduced in the UK

Food exporters held nearly 100 business meetings in London…

Reaching an export figure of more than 7 billion dollars, Aegean food exporters are endeavouring to boost their sustainability competencies in food exports with the “Sustainable Export Development Organisation Project in Food Sectors”.

Aegean Exporters’ Associations (EIB), a pioneer in sustainability, organised a sectoral trade delegation organisation specific to the food products sector within the scope of the “Sustainable Export Development of International Competitiveness Project in Food Sectors” on 6 – 9 November 2023 in London, the capital of England, with the coordination and support of the Ministry of Trade.

Many products from dried fruits to olive oil, from fruit and vegetable products to spices, from which Türkiye is the world leader in production exports, were introduced in the UK market.

Jak Eskinazi, Coordinator Chair of the Aegean Exporters’ Associations, said: “The UK is our fourth largest export market. In 2022, Türkiye’s exports to the United Kingdom amounted to 12 billion dollars. In the January-October period of 2023, we exported 9.4 billion dollars, 89 percent of these exports are on industry. Türkiye is among the most important suppliers of the UK in industrial product groups.”

“Within the scope of the Development of International Competitiveness Project (UR-GE) supported by the Ministry of Trade, we aim to bring together our exporters operating in the food sector, to adapt to new regulations and standards under the theme of sustainability in international markets and to increase their competitiveness,” he added.

Pointing out that negotiations continue within the scope of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Türkiye and the UK, which has left the EU and the Customs Union, he concluded, “We anticipate that our exports will increase further with the updating of the FTA and its opening to new areas. We left behind a productive sectoral trade delegation. We wish to improve the trade volume between our country and the UK.”

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