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Turkish fresh fruit and vegetable exporters target Italian market

Izmir Italian Chamber of Commerce in Turkey aims to help increase the fresh fruit and vegetable trade between Italy and Turkey.

Pietro Alba, Chairman of Izmir Italian Chamber of Commerce said with the projects of Supporting the Improvement of National Competitiveness with Istanbul Hazelnut and Products Manufacturers Association in 2018, they received an immediate and great amount of demand for the purchase of fresh and dry fruits from Italy.

“Purpose of Izmir Italian Chamber of Commerce is to share the information we gained and the demands we receive with Turkish companies” Alba said, with underlining the fact that Turkish firms exported 240 tons of hazelnuts to Italy in just September 2018.

Evoking that Izmir Italian Chamber of Commerce is officially recognized by the Italian Ministry of Economy since 1997, Alba said “We are organizing the national attendance to Macfrut Fruit and Vegetable Professionals Fair, formerly being organized in Cesena. We are aiming more Turkish companies to attend this exhibition, which is an improving event substantially. Macfrut is now the leading event in its sector and will be organized between 8th to 10th of May in 2019 in Rimini. In 2018, a total of 1.500 exhibitors and 43 thousand visitors attended the fair and more than 1.500 traders joined the B2Bs.”

Alba added that companies that want to enter Italian market in fresh fruit and vegetable sector may contact Izmir Italian Chamber of Commerce.

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