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Turkish olive oil enters Mid-East and Africa via Dubai

ZZTK, Olive and Olive Oil Promotion Committee participated in Gulfood fair held in Dubai, 8 – 12 February 2015.

The fair is known as one of the largest food fairs in the world. Davut Er, deputy chairman of the Union of Aegean Olive and Olive Oil Exporters expressed his satisfaction about the interest they got in the fair and added that with its geopolitical location in the region, largest firms from Middle Eastern and African countries have visited the fair. Buyers from India, Pakistan, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Jordan, Bahrain, Malaysia, Ethiopia, Yemen, Iraq, Singapore and Afghanistan were in the fair. Er said, “There were more demand for olive oil either in bulk or in variety of package sizes. Demand for olive and olive oil produced in Turkey is rising thanks to the high technology used in production. Prima oil is also demanded mostly. In order to meet these demands, we, as the promotional committee should act to get incentives for the exports of prima.” Aykut Eker, member of the board of ZZTK, who has visited the Gulf Food Fair in recent years as well, said that the efforts of ZZTK is producing results. The committee has been active in promotion of olive and olive oils exports in world markets since 2007. We are working in markets that we targeted to be in. Our efforts and support will be a major force in achieving targets for the year 2023.”

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