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“WE WANT TO GROW IN CHINESE MARKET”

Turkish food exporters want to grow in Chinese market…
Overtime work of Turkish food exporters for China…

The obstacles to the export of agricultural products for Far Eastern countries are removed one by one. 54 companies will be able to export milk and dairy products to China. Turkey-China trade has gained new momentum in line with the development of this important process in the pandemic. Turkish food exporters, who have strengthened their hands in the Far East, want to get stronger in the Chinese market.

In collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce and under the coordination of Guanco Trade Attaché, a webinar was held. During the webinar which Chairman of the Guangdong Food Importers Association Wolfgang Qi, Guangzhou Trade Attaché Serdar Afşar, Beijing Trade Chief Advisor Hakan Kızarıcı, Ege Dried Fruit and Products Exporters’ Association Birol Celep, Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association Chairman Hayrettin Uçak and Aegean Fisheries and Animal Products Exporters’ Association Chairman Bedri Girit participated in alogn with Board Members of the Exporters’ Associations operating in agriculture and food sector, developments in the Chinese market and the export of the two countries and the potential of different products in this large market were discussed.

Customs duties imposed by China on US origin products are important…

Aegean Dried Fruits and Products Exporters’ Association Chairman Birol Celep said that China has been the main target market since 2018 as the Aegean Exporters’ Associations, many delegations and fair participation efforts for this country were carried out for different sectors in the pre-coronavirus period.

Birol Celep stated, “Unfortunately, due to the conditions we are in, we had to suspend these works. China is a very important target market for us with its population exceeding 1.4 billion and increasing income, food consumption reaching 700 billion dollars annually and food import reaching 118 billion dollars as of 2018. As a result of the ongoing commercial negotiations between the USA and China, the customs duties that China imposes on US products such as cherries, which we compete in the USA and China market, are closely related to us.”

“On the other hand, it is also important for every agri-food sector to carry out accurate, target-oriented, effective and minimum cost-effective entry and marketing activities to the Chinese market, which has a wide geography, different levels of development and tastes,” Celep added…

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