September 27, 2023
Export statement from GAIB Coordinator President Export statement from GAIB Coordinator President

Export statement from GAIB Coordinator President

Ahmet Fikret Kileci, Coordinator Chairman of the Southeastern Anatolia Exporters’ Unions, held a press conference with the video conference system.

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At the meeting, Kileci, who made his evaluation, said, “We closed the year 2020 with pluses. We are experiencing the continuation in January. ” He announced the export figures.

According to the numbers; An increase of 8.9 percent was experienced in Gaziantep. Kileci said, “Our next goal is to pass Izmir first,” and stated that a city that exports more than imports has been reached.

56 companies from Gaziantep exported for the first time in January. Carpet and floor coverings ranked first in exports.

Iraq, United States, United Kingdom, Syria, Germany, Italy, Iran, Israel, Egypt and the Netherlands were among the top 10 exports. While there was a decrease in exports to Israel, other countries started to increase.

Kileci stated that the number of foreign companies in Gaziantep is 15, and that there are no technical and legal disadvantages or advantages between domestic and foreign companies, but in reality this is a problem. Manufacturers from Syria export knitwear, knitwear, shoes and plastics. 115 new exporters export to Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Nigeria.

Speaking about branding, Kileci said, “We are seriously trying to create our own brand. This acceleration continues like this for a certain period of time. After a while, you have to present your own inventions. Being a brand is not something that will happen in a short time. We are once a brand as a city. These lands are another land, being a producer in Gaziantep is a brand. ” used the expressions.

Southeastern Anatolia Exporters’ Unions Coordinator President Ahmet Fikret Kileci recently said, “We do not have commercial problems with any country in the world, and we cannot.” He touched on trade relations and stated that there are decreases in China due to COVID-19.

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