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Business News of Friday, 19 August 2016


All set for Turkish Products Fair

All is set for the maiden edition of the Turkish Products Fair and exhibition in Ghana at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra where leading Turkish companies with more than 500 selected products will be awaiting Ghanaian professionals in their stands.

It is under the auspices of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ICOC), founded in 1882, which is the third Chamber in the world with its worldwide activities of 400,000 members.

The conference is expected to pave way for major boost in trade between Turkey and Ghana.

Ambassador of Turkey to Ghana, Her Excellency Madam Nesrin Bayazit in a media interaction in Accra on Wednesday threw more lights on the major contributions Turkey has made to boost the business climate in Africa.

To the Ambassador, bilateral trade between the two countries currently stands at USD$400million saying, “Turkey companies will undertake major projects in Ghana thus contribute to the development of Ghana. We have to move towards a common objective and interests of our nations. Improve our relations in every aspect possible for the prosperity of our people.”

She added that "Turkey is further seeking to strengthen trade ties with Ghana to boost trade volumes to about USD$1billion by the year 2020."

His Excellency Cagri Oluc of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce stated that since 1960’s, ICOC organizes Turkish national participation to international Fairs all around the world and in addition to that since 1999, ICOC organizes Turkish Product Fair in various countries’ commercial regions.

"In this respect, ICOC supports sincerely all efforts and works in order to develop and strengthen social and commercial relations with great ECOWAS countries of Africa.

For the first time, at 1st Turkish Products Fair in Ghana, leading Turkish companies with more than 500 selected products will be awaiting Ghanaian professionals in their stands.

"...All sorts of products from food to industry, electronic to cosmetics, gift items to construction, kitchen materials to textile, machinery to home appliances will meet ECOWAS’s Ghanaian Professional stars at Accra Mövenpick Hotel between 24-27 August 2016," His Excellency Cagri Oluc indicated.

The event would also see the Ghana Chamber of Commerce in the thick of events in exploring business opportunities for their Ghanaian counterparts.

ICOC’s aim is not to boost Turkish exports to Ghana but also boost Ghanaian import to Turkey by win and win philosophy.

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