Aegean Dried Fruits and Products Exporters’ Association (EKMMİB) brought together all parties of the sector at the “Dried Fig Board” meeting in Aegean province of Aydın, the capital of dried fig production, for the sustainable export of dried figs where Türkiye is the world leader in production and export.
Organized by the Aegean Dried Fruits and Products Exporters’ Association in a hotel in Aydın, the “Dried Fig Board” meeting brought together the officials of Aydın Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry, export companies, Fig Research Institute, Aydın Commodity Exchange and Nazilli Commodity Exchange in the dried fig sector.
At the “Dried Fig Board” meeting, under the moderation of Yusuf Gabay, Vice Chairman of the Aegean Dried Fruits and Products Exporters’ Association, the steps to be taken to ensure better quality production of dried figs and not to increase the frequency of control in exports to the European Union were discussed.
“Our goal is not to increase the frequency of control”
EKMMİB Vice Chair Yusuf Gabay stated that the European Union increased the control frequency in dried figs from 10 percent to 20 percent in 2019 and that it is on the agenda to hike it to 30 percent this year. He stressed that he will make a written application to the EU Commission through his Ministry.
“In the coming period, we can reduce the number of feedbacks of our quality dried figs by being much more careful by both our producers and exporters and we can ensure that the frequency of control decreases over the years. As exporters, we continue to process dried figs like gold,” he said…