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 Turkey’s Defense Industry Attracts Brazil’s Attantion 

Industrial Production In June Up 1.4 Percent, Q2 Average Growth 3,2 Percent

 Turkey’s southeast Exports 3.275 Bilion USD to Middle East Countries

 Turkey, Japan Take Important Step Toward Raching Free Trade  Turkey and Albenia Strategic Partnership  South Korea, Turkey To Hold FTA Talks On Services, Investment


www.tcp.gov.tr Year: 4

Issue: 17

Aug 12-23, 2013

NEWS Meeting of Market Surveillance Assessment Board Was Held

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The Second Meeting of Market Surveillance and Product Safety Assessment Board was held on August 16, 2013 at the Ministry of Economy under the chairmanship of Minister of Economy Mr. Zafer ÇAĞLAYAN, with the participation of the Ministers, Mr. Mehdi EKERMinister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Mr. Hayati YAZICI-Minister of Customs and Trade and Mr. Mehmet MÜEZZİNOĞLU-Minister of Health. The Undersecretaries and other senior officials of the market surveillance institutions attended to the meeting. The objectives of Market Surveillance (MS) activities are to protect consumers from dangerous products and to ensure that economic operators fulfill their legal obligations for placing safe and compliant products in the market. MS is carried out by 10 public authorities legally authorized to prepare and implement the product specific legislation in Turkey. The coordination between these authorities is conducted by the Ministry of Economy throughout the Market Surveillance and Product Safety Assessment Board. In its second meeting, the Board discussed the current situation and the problems of the MS system in Turkey. Source: Ministry of Economy

Turkey’s Southeast Exports $3.275 Billion to Middle East Countries Turkish Southeastern Anatolia’s export to Middle Eastern countries reached $3.275 billion in the first seven months of 2013 with an increase of 20%, compared to the same period of 2012. Southeastern Anatolia region exported a big amount of its $5.3 billion total export rate to Middle East in cereals, legumes, dried fruit, textile, carpet and other several sectors, according to Southeastern Anatolia Exporters Association (GAIB). Iraq, with $2.5 billion is at the top of list, where Saudi Arabia and Syria respectively follow Iraq as second and third. Exports to Syria also increased 478% and reached $189 million between January and July in 2013 when compared to the same period of 2012. To view the news report, please visit Ministry of Economy website.

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www.tcp.gov.tr Year: 4

Issue: 17

Aug 12-23, 2013

Turkey, Japan Take Important Step Toward Reaching Free Trade Accord A study group established by Turkish and Japanese representatives has presented a report on a potential free trade agreement, marking another important step toward a trade pact. The report prepared by the Joint Study Group, has been finalized and is ready to be sent to the Japanese side. Japan and Turkey agreed to look into the possibility of negotiating a bilateral free-trade agreement in July 2012 during Çağlayan’s visit to Japan, in order to develop trade volume, which totaled $3.9 billion in 2012. After the Japanese side completes the internal approval process of the report the countries will be ready to pass to the subsequent phase of beginning FTA negotiations. To view the news report, please visit Ministry of Economy website.

Turkey and Albania Strategic Partnership Rapid national economic growth and integration in the European Union are among the top priorities in the current strategy of the Albanian government. Albania’s aspirations in international trade would be incomplete if Turkish markets and investors are not part of this process and strategy. Turkey has historically maintained excellent political relations with Albania and is constantly striving to reach new heights in order to strengthen commercial ties with Tirana. To view the news report, please visit Ministry of Economy website. Read the rest of this entry »

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South Korea and Turkey will seek to complement their bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) with fresh agreements in the service and investment sectors, the Seoul government said. New round of talks for free trade deals in the two areas will be held in Ankara for two days starting from Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. Seoul and Ankara implemented their bilateral FTA in May, but the agreement currently deals only with products. The government believes the cooperative relationship between the two countries will deepen when new agreements on service and investment sectors are signed,” the statement read. Source: The news section of ISPAT website

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www.tcp.gov.tr Year: 4

Issue: 17

Aug 12-23, 2013

EVENTS Match4Industry Business Matching Event The second edition of the Match4Industry Business Matching Event organized by the Enterprise Europe Network partner East Marmara ABİGEM in close collaboration with Kocaeli Chamber of Industry, as well as many other Enterprise Europe Network partners and professional business support organisations, will take place on September 24-25, 2013 in Kocaeli, Turkey. TACCI (Turkish American Chamber of Commerce & Industry) will be partnering in the event. Please visit http://www.match4industry.com or contact TACCI offices for more information via info@turkishuschamber.org. Read the rest of this entry »

International Grain Congress and Exhibition, March 2014 International Grain Congress and Exhibition namely, “Turkish Flour Industrialists’ Federation, Celebration of 10th Foundation Anniversary and International Congress and Exhibition, will be held on March 13-16, 2014 in Antalya, Turkey. It will be a gathering for flour millers, wheat traders and suppliers, bread and bakery producers in the region with more than 600 national and international delegates and around 50 exhibitors expected. The congress seek new opportunities for both existing and new markets, strengthen trade relationships and build new ties, and meeting and connecting with major industry buyers, sellers, and producers. For more information about the event, please visit its website. Read the rest of this entry »

Turkish Companies To Participate In VICENZAORO FALL VICENZAORO FALL will be held in Italy on September 7-11, 2013. Turkey will participate in the event at national level and Turkish companies operating in the fashion sector will be present at the fair. For more information about the fair, please visit its website.

Turkish Companies To Participate In Jewelry Fair

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Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on September 6-10, 2013. Turkey will participate in the event at national level and Turkish companies operating in the related sector will be present at the fair. For more information about the fair, please visit its website. 3/5

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www.tcp.gov.tr Year: 4

Issue: 17

Aug 12-23, 2013

Turkish Companies To Participate In All China Leather Exhibition All China Leather Exhibition will be held in Shanghai, China on September 4-6, 2013. Turkey will participate in the event at national level and Turkish companies operating in the related sector will be present at the fair. For more information about the fair, please visit its website.

Turkish Companies To Participate In Mood 2013 Mood 2013 will be held in Ghent, Belgium on September 1012, 2013. Turkey will participate in the event at national level. Approximately 40 Turkish companies operating in the textile sector will be present at the fair. For more information about the fair, please visit its website.

ELECTRONIST 2013, Istanbul, Sep 26-29

ELECTRONIST 2013 (Electronic Components and Power Supplies Exhibition) will be organized in Istanbul on September 26-29, 2013. Semiconductors, electromechanical components and connector technology, embedded systems, displays, sensors and microsystems, power suppliers, PCBs and other bare boards, passive components, assemblies and subsystems, materials, tools, technological furniture will exhibit at the fair. For more information about the fair, please visit its website.

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www.tcp.gov.tr Year: 4

Issue: 17

Aug 12-23, 2013

SECTORS Turkey’s Defense Industry Attracts Brazil’s Attention Turkey’s achievements in the defense industry in recent years continue to attract potential new partners such as Brazil, a leading emerging economy. The potential for cooperation in a good number of projects in the defense industry is expected to be discussed by top-level officials from both sides as Celso Amorim, Brazilian minister of defense, is in Turkey on the occasion of the activation of the office of a military attaché at the Brazilian Embassy in Ankara. As per the strategic plan of the Undersecretariat for the Defense Industry (SSM) for 2012-16, the industry aims to increase yearly revenue to $8 billion and exports to $2 billion by 2016. Presently ranked 16th in terms of turnover, the industry hopes to place in the top 10 in the world by 2023, the centennial of the foundation of the Turkish Republic. Turkey is also working towards the domestic production of fighter jets, with the first test flight expected to take place in 2023. To view the news report, please visit Ministry of Economy website.

Industrial Production In June Up 1.4 Percent, Q2 Average Growth 3.2 Percent Turkey’s industrial production saw a month-on-month rise of 1.4 percent in June and grew on average 3.2 percent in the second quarter, according to data from the Turkish Statistics Institute (TurkStat). The calendar-adjusted data also showed a month-onmonth increase in industrial production, which was up 4.2 percent in June. The mining and quarrying sectors declined 2.1 percent in June compared to the same month last year. Manufacturing sector production rose 5.4 percent year-on-year in June. Meanwhile, computers, electronics and optics showed the most robust growth in the manufacturing sector as production hit 40.7 percent in June compared to the previous month. Pharmaceutical production followed at 19.8 percent before transportation vehicles at 16.1 percent over the same period. Source: The news section of ISPAT website Read the rest of this entry » Warning: This bulletin is prepared by Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy General Directorate of Exports only for information purposes, by making use of public resources which are assumed to be reliable. Ministry of Economy in no way guarantees that the information included here is completely accurate and does not accept the liability of harms and losses that may result from the utilization of information included in this bulletin.

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