Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) brought innovation together with young people at TEKNOFEST, the fourth Aviation, Space, and Technology Festival. Participants show great interest in workshops such as 3D Printer, Model Satellite, Sensor, Cloud, Wearable Technology, and Design Thinking, exhibited at the TİM stand at TEKNOFEST held in Istanbul Atatürk Airport.
In the Global Innovation Index, which measures the innovation performance of countries around the world and in which 132 countries compete, Türkiye rose 10 steps to 41st place and reached the best ranking in its history. In the 2021 report announced by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Switzerland-based expert agency of the United Nations (UN); Türkiye re-entered the top 50 leagues with a 10-digit leap in the index this year, becoming the country with the largest increase among these countries. Among the 132 countries included in the index, Türkiye ranked 2nd among the countries that made the biggest leap.
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) carried out its 28th Ordinary General Assembly and the "2020 Export Champions Award Ceremony" with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The awards were presented to the top 10 companies that exported the most in Türkiye last year, by President Erdoğan. At the board, TİM also promoted the "Top 1000 Exporters of Türkiye 2020 Prestige Book" and shared the results of the research. According to this, the total export of the companies in the top 1000 were 92.6 billion dollars, and their share in total export was 54.6 percent. 78.9 percent of the top 1000 companies consisted of domestic companies. These companies accounted for 59.3 percent of the total export of the top 1000 companies. 57.5% of the top 1000 companies were in located the Marmara region. The province with the highest number of companies on the list in 2020 was Istanbul with 426. Automotive Industry accounted for 23.8 percent of the total export in the Top 1000 exporters list on a sector basis, Chemicals and Products for 10.7 percent, Steel for 10.5 percent, Ready-to-Wear and Apparels for 9.4 percent, and Electric-Electronics sectors for 8,4 percent. The top 1,000 exporters created a total of nearly 1 million jobs.
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) Extended Board of Presidents Meeting was held with the participation of Trade Minister Mehmet Muş. TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle shared their work and their goals and expectations for the future at the meeting where the export family had the opportunity to convey their requests and suggestions to the Minister of Trade, Muş.
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) has created a Sustainability in Industry Science Committee for the first goal of the "TİM Sustainability Action Plan", which it announced with the message "We Produce for the World Without Consuming the World". The Committee will work to guide exporters in line with the goals of Climate Change, Sustainability, and the European Green Deal.
The scope of the cooperation agreement of the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) with Turkish Airlines (THY) for discounted cargo transportation has been expanded to reduce the logistics costs of the exporter. According to this, in the air cargo discount campaign, the number of destinations was increased to 46, additional tone capacity was provided, the discount rate was increased, and product ranges were expanded.
TİM Women's Council, which was formed within the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) to increase the number of women represented in the business world and to ensure the integration of female entrepreneurs into business life, met with Trade Minister Mehmet Muş in Ankara. During the visit, the Council had the opportunity to convey the roadmap and projects to Trade Minister Muş.
The Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) announced the August export figures. Türkiye's August export reached 18 billion 912 million dollars an increase of 51.8 percent compared to the same month last year. This figure was also the highest August export in the history of the Republic. In the first eight months of the year the Turkish exporter, making export of 140 billion 237 million dollars with an increase of 37 percent, achieved significant success by exceeding its annual target with export of 207 billion 469 million dollars in the last 12 months.
Commenting on the growth figures of the Turkish economy in the second quarter of the year, İsmail Gülle, chairman of the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM), said, "After growing by 7 percent in the first quarter of the year, we grew by 21.7 percent in the second quarter. It was the highest growth figure we reached in the 2000s. The contribution of export to growth was 10.8 points in the first half of the year. So, half the growth came from exports. These figures strengthened our belief that Türkiye will rise with export."
The center of the project, which continues to work in cooperation between the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) and İstanbul Technical University (ITU), where multifunctional, domestic solar panels for Nano and Micro Satellites are developed, opened its doors to journalists.