“The target is 1 billion dollars export to North Macedonia”

Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) held the ‘SME Export Mobilization North Macedonia’ training program at the Istanbul Foreign Trade Complex. Speaking at the event, TİM President İsmail Gülle said, “We must rapidly increase our exports to North Macedonia to over 1 billion dollars.”

The Turkish Exporters Assembly continues its ‘SME Export Mobilization Training Programs’ to encourage Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) to export, export supports, risk analysis, financing and project preparation. TIM, which has organized 18 SME Export Mobilization Trainings physically and online, one for the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, in the last three years, carried out the ‘SME Export Mobilization North Macedonia’ training program for ÖNSİAD members at the Istanbul Foreign Trade Complex. . TİM President İsmail Gülle and ÖNSİAD President Hayri Yorulmaz opened the training program, while North Macedonia Chief Commercial Counselor Oğuzhan Berber made the opening speech of the program online.

Making the opening speech of the ‘SME Export Mobilization North Macedonia’ program, TİM President İsmail Gülle stated that for the first time, they were together with the export family in a training program that prioritized the tendency of the export family to a focus market, and said that ÖNSİAD President Hayri Yorulmaz and all ÖNSİAD members, who contributed to the realization of this program. He thanked.

“WE AIM TO REACH EVERY COMPANY WITH EXPORT POTENTIAL”

Expressing that it is very important for the future to reach companies with export potential, TİM President Gülle said, “Today, it has been two years since our first training program. In this process, more than 37 thousand companies joined the export family. We aim to reach every company with export potential in all four corners of Anatolia with TİM SME Export Mobilization trainings.

Sharing the knowledge that they have organized 18 SME Export Mobilization Trainings physically and online, one of them for the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, in the last three years, TİM President Gülle said that they designed TİM SME Export Mobilization Training Programs for 3 target groups, respectively; He said that there are company representatives who already have their own businesses and want to carry out export activities, companies that want to ensure a continuous increase in exports, and lastly, young entrepreneurs.

“A FACTOR THAT STRENGTHENS OUR HANDS IN EASE OF DOING BUSINESS”

Stating that North Macedonia is a developing market open to branding and that it has almost doubled its imports in the last 5 years, TİM President Gülle said, “North Macedonia maintained its stability in import level even in the pandemic year. In 2021, it signed a record import of 11.4 dollars. In addition, North Macedonia ranked 46th in the 2021 Economic Freedom Ranking Index, showing the best performance in the Tax Burden and Job Freedom headings. The fact that there is a society familiar with our culture here is a factor that strengthens our hand in terms of ease of doing business”.

“4.800 TURKISH COMPANIES EXPORT TO NORTH MACEDONIA”

TİM President Gülle said that they had a very successful course in exports to North Macedonia and said, “Last year, a total of 4,800 of our companies exported to North Macedonia. Our exports to this country increased by 37 percent compared to the previous year and reached 570 million dollars. The continuation of the positive momentum is extremely important, because as the export family, we attach great importance to each country, regardless of market.”

“WE SHOULD QUICKLY MOVE OUR EXPORTS TO NORTH MACEDONIA TO OVER 1 BILLION DOLLARS”

Emphasizing that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan assigned a very important task to the export family, TİM President Gülle said, “Our annual export target for 2022 is 250 billion dollars. For this reason, we must rapidly increase our exports to North Macedonia above 1 billion dollars. The current conjuncture and indicators are very suitable for reaching this figure. The numbers show that it is a rising value in the North Macedonia region. As the export family, we should increase our activity in North Macedonia. I sincerely believe that the interest of our exporters in the region will increase with the training program we will carry out.”

TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE FROM EXPERT TRAINERS TO PARTICIPANTS

According to the statement, within the scope of the program, about TIM and Exporters’ Associations, Turkey-Macedonia Mutual Foreign Trade Analysis Report, Export Transactions and Processes and Export Oriented State Aid, Export Oriented KOSGEB Support Programs, KOSGEB Project Preparation Guide Training, Export Credit Guarantee Fund, Export Financing Shares were shared by expert trainers of institutions on Türk Eximbank Loans and Receivables Insurance. At the end of the program, knowledge and experience were transferred to the participants who wanted to export or increase their exports to North Macedonia with the Experience Sharing of the North Macedonian Market.


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