* The only hurdle to double olive oil exports to France having more quota from EU
ZZTK, promotional committee for olive and olive oils, has completed its activities planned for 2015 with latest event held in France. The promotional tour of the committee started on private label manufacturers association fair held on 15th November in Chicago, USA. Foodex Saudi 2015 held on 17th November in Jeddah, S. Arabia was the next step.
SITEVI 2015, international vineyard, vine, olive, fruit and vegetable equipment and technologies fair held in Montpellier, France on 24th November was the last stage of the promotional tour of ZZTK.
On the occasion of the event, head of the committee, M. Kadri Gundes, said, “About 5 million Turks are living in EU countries, who are ready to consume olive and olive oil produced in Turkey. Last year 38 thousand tons of olive is exported to EU market. When the limitations were removed imposed by quotas were eased, exports can easily be increased by 50 percent.
SITEVI is held bi-annually and about 54 thousand visitors, mostly coming from Spain, Italy, Portugal, Morocco and Tunis, attended the fair that was participated by more than 1000 companies from 25 countries.
A special tasting zone was allotted to Mediterranean countries, the focal countries in the fair, where ZZTK also showed with delicious and quality products. Besides samplings, booklets and other promotional materials were distributed in the fair.