SME Workshop #4 in Tavşanlı

SME Workshop #4: Turkish SMEs have gathered today in Tavşanlı to discuss the challenges of Turkish companies exporting to EU countries.

SME Workshop #3 in Afyonkarahısar

The third TEBD SME Workshop, during which local Turkish SMEs discussed trade relations with the EU, took place yesterday in Afyonkarahısar.

Study Visit in Paris & Amsterdam

The Study Visit on Digitalisation took place last week, from January 28 to 31, in Paris,France and in Amsterdam & The Hague, the Netherlands.

The overall objective of the Study Visit was to allow Turkish Chambers’ representatives to better understand of the role of Chambers of Commerce & Industry in the digital revolution, learn from best practices, and discover innovative digital services. The participants had the opportunity to promote the Turkish market and its opportunities, to present the main areas for future cooperation as well as to promote their own region and the organization their represent.

SME Workshop #2 in Trabzon

The second  SME Workshop on EU Requirements for Agri-Food Products was organized yesterday (December 21, 2018) at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Trabzon (TTSO).

The workshop took place with the participation of Mr. M. Suat Hacısalihoğlu (Chairman  of  the Trabzon Chamber of Commerce and Industry), Mr. Eyyüp Ergan (Chairman  of Trabzon Commodity Exchange), and Mr. Yavuz Selim Aykan (Provincial Director of Commerce and the  Turkish business community).

Mr. M. Suat Hacısalihoğlu began his speech by pointing out  that the TEBD  project is being carried out in order to continue its activities  to improve relations between the EU business world and Turkish business community in mutual dialogue:

As a result of these meetings, starting business relations is the most important issue. In order to maintain a sustainable relationship, information is inevitable. Half of our exports are with the EU countries. This means that our relations are quite good, but we need to take these relationships further. In order to make our relations sustainable, we must complete our shortcomings in accordance with mutual interests.

Following the welcome speech of Mr. Eyyüp Ergan, the TEBD Deputy Director, Belgin Kilic,  gave a short overview about the TEBD Project.

The Workshop continued with a comprehensive presentation on EU Requirements for Agri-Food Products, Customs Union between EU-Turkey and EU Competition Rules made by  Mr. Luc Van Looveren (Senior Advisor EU Relations).

SME Workshop #1 in Nevşehir

The first TEBD SME Workshop was organized on December 19, 2018 at the Nevşehir Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  The purpose of this workshop was to discuss in details the Challenges of SMEs Exporting to EU Countries. The presentation of the workshop was made by  Dr. Serap Coban.

The SMEs of Nevşehir expressed their willingness to come together with SMEs from EU countries and discuss the expectations  from EU towards Turkey.

TEBD Chamber Focus Groups in Istanbul & Ankara

On October 18 and 19 2018, the TEBD team met with a group of local Turkish Chambers to discuss the different instruments which will be implemented in the course of the TEBD program. Such discussions were an opportunity to fine tune the contents of each activity, making sure it will reflect the needs and interests of the Turkish Chamber network.