Under the coordination of the Ministry of Commerce, 100 “virtual general trade delegation” programs were organized during the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic. In these programs, 1801 manufacturers and exporters held 14,943 bilateral business meetings with 4,279 foreign importers.
General trade delegation programs, which cannot be carried out physically as a result of travel restrictions and health measures taken due to the Covid-19 epidemic, are carried out in the virtual environment, enabling Turkish products and companies to be introduced to target country markets.
Virtual general trade delegation programs organized by the Ministry in cooperation with the Turkish Exporters Assembly and Exporters’ Associations continue to be one of the important mechanisms that bring together exporters and potential buyers.
In this context, in 100 programs, 21 of which are general and 79 of which are sectoral, since May 2020, 1801 manufacturers and exporters have made 14 thousand 943 bilateral business meetings with 4 thousand 279 foreign importers.
These programs were held this year with Ghana, Qatar-Oman, Republic of South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania, India, Romania-Bulgaria, Azerbaijan-Georgia, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Hong Kong and Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan.
PROGRAM CONTINUES WITH VIETNAM
On the other hand, the virtual general trade mission program for Vietnam, which started on 6 July and will end on 9 July, continues.
22 companies operating in a wide range of products, especially in the steel, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, construction materials, food (fast-moving consumer goods and packaged consumer goods), machinery and parts (agricultural machinery and parts), electrical electronics (electrical appliances), cereals, pulses, oilseeds and their products, dried fruit and products, textile and raw materials sectors are participating in the program.
Exports to Vietnam in the 6 months of this year amounted to $177 million with an increase of 51% compared to the same period of the previous year. This program for Vietnam, which is among the priority countries in exports, is expected to make a significant contribution to bilateral trade relations.
Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz