Turkey: Spice industry joins forces against residue
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Published Nov 6, 2023
Spice producers and exporters in Europe gathered at the Technical Committee Meeting of the European Spice Association to discuss residue-free production and export. Turkey, known for its exports of thyme and laurel, was represented by Nurettin Tarakçıoğlu who expressed the importance of being informed about sector developments in the European Union (EU) and discussing Turkey's spice products. Tarakçıoğlu emphasized the need for sustainability and traceability in spice production and expressed a goal to increase Turkey's spice exports from $200-250 million to $1 billion annually.
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Nurettin Tarakçıoğlu, Deputy Chairman of the Aegean Furniture Paper and Forest Products Exporters Association, who successfully represented Turkey, which is the world's first in exports of thyme and laurel, at the ESA Meeting, said that they want to be informed about the latest developments in the sector in the European Union (EU) and express their opinions about products originating from Turkey. told. Giving information about Turkey's spice export figures, Mayor Tarakçıoğlu included the following statements; “Especially the Aegean Region is the epicenter of Turkey's spice exports. More than 60 percent of Turkey's spice exports are carried out by Aegean exporters. Our spice exports throughout Turkey amounted to 184 million dollars in the January-September period. Europe gets a 30 percent share of Turkey's spice exports. ESA has a very wide membership profile, from Europe to the USA, India, South Africa and the UK. We work hard to prevent residue problems in our industry, to ensure ...