Prof. Dr. Ömer BOLAT
Minister of Trade
TURQUALITY® is basically an accreditation system, which is designed not only for elevating the beneficiary companies to the level of international benchmarks, but also creating awareness on the internationally accepted values like quality and novelty that are actually carried by these brands.
Turkish overseas contracting services sector is among the most sophisticated service sectors of Turkiye with having undertaken 8.772 projects in 110 different countries with the value of 329,1 billion US Dollars since 1972.
Repealed Ministry of Economy coordinates the “Buyers’ Mission Programs” with the participation of foreign importers and representatives of business circle from different countries, Turkish producer and exporter companies, related business environment representatives, with the aim of increasing the market share of Turkiye in certain countries as well as creating new market access opportunities for Turkish products.
The association relationship between Turkiye and the EU dates back to 1963, when Ankara Agreement was signed between the Parties. Ankara Agreement, which entered into force on 1 December 1964, has drawn up the framework of institutional relations between the Parties, paving the way for Turkiye’s full membership to the EU. In this framework, Ankara Agreement besides aiming to establish free movement of goods between Turkiye and the EU also aims to provide free movement of labor, services and capital in order to integrate Turkiye to the European Single Market.