Foreign Trade News from Turkey

Turkish Companies Participate In INTERSTROYEXPO.

INTERSTROYEXPO– International Construction Exhibition will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia on April 9-12, 2014. Turkey will participate in the event at national level.  Turkish companies operating in the construction sector will be present at the fair.

For more information about Turkish exhibitors, please click here.

Post by: Ministry of Economy General Directorate of Exports 

World Bank Business Environment Report Seminar held at Exchange İstanbul Inc.

 The seminar focusing on the questions and answers as well as country notes concerning Business Environment Report, published every year by the World Bank, case study (“Mr. James’ Case”) was held at the Exchange İstanbul Inc. Conference Hall on March 20th 2014.​ The seminar, began with the opening speech of the Exchange Market Council Vice President Bircan Akpınar, was attended by the representatives of the Ministry of Economy, SPK, TOBB and TİM affiliated private sector.

Views and suggestions of the attendees were noted following the “Special Instance Explanation Index,” “Board Member Responsibility Index” and “Protection of Shareholders During Judicial Process Index”.  Turkey, in the field of “Protection of Investors” has moved up 33 places in the index, moving to 34th place among 189 countries in 2014 from 67th among 185 countries in 2013.

Source: TOBB

Post by: Ministy of Economy General Directorate of Exports

Smooth Cruising For Auto Industry.

The desire to produce a domestic car in Turkey was first expressed many years ago. While a 100% domestic car may still be out of reach, Turkey’s automotive industry has shown great progress since then. In 2013, Turkey manufactured around 1 million vehicles, 700,000 of which were exported. The Turkish automotive industry grew by 11.8% over the previous year, reaching an export figüre of $21.3 billion. In 2013, Turkey’s automotive industry accounted for a 14% share in Turkey’s overall foreign sales, which went up 0.01% to $151.71 billion. The automotive industry held its title of export champion once again.

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Source: Turkish Perspective, Issue:21, March-April 2014

Post by: Ministry of Economy General Directorate of Exports 

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