TİM CHAIRMAN GÜLLE: WE WILL REACH $211 BILLION BY THE END OF THE YEAR
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.
TİM Chairman Gülle, "We have achieved monthly export records in 10 of last 12 months. In the first eight months of the year, we exported 140 billion dollars, an increase of 37 percent compared to the same period last year. Hopefully, by the end of the year, we will reach the $211 billion in export determined in the Medium-Term Program together. I hope that we will increase our efforts that bring our export to today and move Türkiye to export 300 billion dollars in five years." he said.
Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM), the only umbrella organization of 100 thousand exporters with 61 exporters and 27 sectors in Türkiye, continues its efforts at full speed to strengthen the 'Made in Türkiye' brand and achieve its export target. In this context, TİM Extended Board of Presidents Meeting was held with the participation of Trade Minister Mehmet Muş, TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle, and the heads of exporters' associations. The export family, which is the field workers of Türkiye's economy and trade diplomacy, conveyed the demands and solutions related to export to Trade Minister Mehmet Muş at the meeting held at TİM's Foreign Trade Complex. TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle shared his work on behalf of the export family, the goals, and expectations for the future with Minister Muş.
"We will carry Türkiye to export 300 billion dollars in five years"
In his speech at the meeting, TİM Chairman Gülle emphasized that exporters have managed to overcome all the difficult obstacles that come their way even in a period unprecedented in history such as the pandemic, "Since taking office, we have been working with the heads of our exporters' unions with feelings of responsibility and awareness in all areas concerning export to further our country's export. We closed 2020 with $169.6 billion, above our export target. As of the fourth quarter of 2020, our export saw a strong recovery. This momentum continued to increase in 2021. As of July, for the first time in our history, we exceeded $200 billion in a 12-month period. In 10 of the last 12 months, we have set monthly export records. In the first eight months of the year, we exported 140 billion dollars, an increase of 37 percent compared to the same period last year. This great achievement is the work of our esteemed presidents and every member of our export family. Once again, I congratulate all our presidents on these great achievements. With the support of our government, I believe that we will continue to march decisively towards our export targets in the new period. I hope that we will increase our efforts that bring our export to today and move Türkiye to export 300 billion dollars in five years." he said.
"We will establish TİM E-Export Council"
Stating that Türkiye's point in export is now the period of reaching high value-added export, Gülle said, "Since the early 2000s, our country has achieved significant gains in all sectors. Our production facilities have been modernized, our teams have specialized, our capacities have increased, we have become the center of the quality product. Now is the time to increase the added value of our export. As TİM, we carry out many activities to increase the added value of our export. For this purpose, we have implemented the TİM Brand Council. Because we believe that it is only exporters who will raise the 'Made in Türkiye' brand. Our council, which consists of Türkiye's internationally proven company representatives, continues its efforts to make important contributions to the branding process in our country. In addition, to bring e-export issues under the roof of our Parliament to the agenda of TİM and related institutions; To expand the e-export ecosystem at a national and international level, we are working on establishing the TİM E-Export Council."
"Every month 1,700 companies say 'Hello' to export"
TİM Chairman İsmail Gülle stated that they are working to spread export to the base, and he continued, “We have not forgotten our SMEs, which are the dynamo of our country. In this context, we continued TİM SME export mobilization training programs continuously. We also see the results of our mobilization clearly in our exporting company numbers. An average of 1500 new companies started exporting every month of 2020. In 2021, this average has risen further to 1700 per month. For a stronger Türkiye, we have become aware of the indispensableness of stronger export. We have also increased annual export to over $200 billion this year. Hopefully, by the end of the year, we will reach the $211 billion in export determined in the Medium-Term Program together.