The second of Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) Delegates Workshop was held in Istanbul. Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, Minister of Trade Ruhsar Pekcan and 450 delegates representing 83 thousand exporters of TİM from different regions of Turkey's attended to workshop.
In his speech at the workshop, Minister Albayrak reminded that Turkey has accomplished a significant transformation last 16 years, and the export figures of 30 billion dollars has approached $170 billion today, during in this period. Albayrak said all the economic stakeholders especially the export family will be a hero of this story.
Emphasizing that they will work harder than ever in this period of uncertainty, Albayrak underlined that they will read this process as an opportunity period and will become the star of global trade by evaluating the prominent features of the country.
Stressing that Turkey has improved its range of source, currency and cost in many markets such as the Far East, Asia, Japan, China to further expand its investor base, Albayrak said: “It's time to annihilate the fragilities of our economy, implementing structural transformations and lift Turkey jointly to a higher league.
“EXPORTERS ARE THE LEADING WARRIORS OF THE FRONT”
Chairman of Turkish Exporters' Assembly İsmail Gülle mentioned in his speech about the vision and mission that they executed back in that period as the new administration elected on June 30. Gülle said “We, as exporters, are the leading warriors of the front. As the field soldiers of Turkey's trade diplomacy, we are aware of how important each $1 is for our country. We follow the goal-directed work carried out by Turkey in policies and strategies of sustainable growth, sustainable employment, price stability and financial stability as the business world and export family, and we support until the end. We are also in this struggle with more than 83 thousand exporters and more than 3 million employees in these companies.” Gülle talked about their activities in areas such as innovation, R&D, target markets, export compass, entrepreneurship and publicity.
182 BILLION DOLLARS OF EXPORT IS POSSIBLE
Stating that at the beginning of year, they asked sectors about their annual projections to create the forecast for 2019, Gülle made the following statements: “The results were extremely promising. It is possible to reach 182 billion dollars. All we have to do here is that; use our inactive capacity correctly with logical strategies by choosing the right target markets and to achieve much higher export revenue.
In order to serve this purpose, we published 'Export 2019 Report' in January. In the report's foreign trade analysis section, we discussed the 200 products that were imported the most in the world, and we saw that we had a competitive advantage in 47 of them.”