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Turkey Aims To Expand and Diversify China Exports

February 04, 2024

On Jan. 29, a delegation led by Tayfun Kilic, deputy director general of the Turkish Ministry of Trade, Ferhat Gürüz, chairman of the board of directors of the Mediterranean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association, Hayrettin Uçak, head of the Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association, and Hüseyin Gazi Kaya, agriculture counsellor at the Turkish Embassy in China, made its inaugural visit to the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Foodstuffs, Native Produce and Animal By-Products.

The two sides engaged in discussions and exchanged views on market access and the promotion of Turkish agricultural and food products in China, with a particular focus on items such as citrus fruits, poultry and seafood.

Turkish exporters are reportedly looking forward to increasing their shipments to China in 2024. Uçak stated that after resuming cherry exports to China, Turkey aims to facilitate the entry of various products, including citrus fruits, pomegranates, grapes, apples, figs, almonds and kiwifruit. He added that negotiations between the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Chinese authorities are advancing positively.

According to Uçak, in October 2023, Turkey officially conveyed its desire to export fruits and vegetables to the Chinese market through a written communication. Moreover, Turkey aims to diversify its export portfolio to include seafood, poultry, eggs and dairy products. Uçak also emphasized Turkey’s commitment to providing high-quality products at competitive and affordable prices.

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This article was translated from Chinese. Read the original article.

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