“The Route” event organized by Turkish Exporter's Assembly (TIM) for the 14th time this year, focused on Peru. Chairman of TIM Mr. İsmail GÜLLE said the followings during his opening speech: “There is a change and transformation process in the world. Free trade agreements are canceled, new barriers are put in front and trade wars are started by increasing taxes. In trade bilateral benefit is important. So unilateral measures will always damage international trade. Peru is a growing market for Turkish exporters and has an important economic potential in this sense. Turkey and Peru carry good advantages on their bilateral trade.”


We will eliminate the negative effects of the exchange rates

Turkish currency is facing a tough era these days.  The major fact is lying behind the diplomacy between Turkey and US. Therefore Turkey has to make an opening in trade within new markets. In this aspect, Peru is a country that pursues proactive trade policy and has an important economic potential. Peru exports $ 40 billion, imports $ 39 billion, annually. Our export to Peru are only $ 100 million, when the import are around $ 75 million. We have to expand the trade potential between two countries.


We know Turkey thanks to Turkish TV Shows

Fernando Albareda, Commercial Attaché of Peru said that national income per capita in Peru are 6,570 dollars and inflation rate is 3.2%. Albareda continued: “In the last 18 years, Peruvian economy has grown an average of 5.1 per cent and this has been achieved thanks to private sector investments.” In 2017, Peru had 7 billion dollars of foreign capital inflows. As Peru we are trying to know well Turkey and Turkey market. As Peruvians, we are trying to know Turkey thanks to Turkish TV Shows. They are loved in Peru. But apart from that, Turkey seems like far away country. I think the issue about the distance can be solved with a couple of meetings and projects among two countries.”


There are great opportunities in Peru

The Route event was moderated by Erkan Kaplan, Deputy General Secretary of TİM. The participants were as following: Emre Özer, Coface Board Member and General Manager, Orçun Gören, Ak-Kim Kimya Sanayi ve Tic. A.Ş Export Department Manager and Atakan Koru, Aksa Akrilik Kimya Sanayi A.Ş. Region Sales and Marketing Manager shared their experiences with the Exporters.