EU Cooperation Scheme on Hazelnuts Annual Meeting Held in Istanbul

Under the EU - Turkey Cooperation Scheme on Hazelnuts, delegations from the European Union and Turkey met in Istanbul / Turkey on 18th of October 2019, in order to review the 2018-2019 campaign, and inform on the 2019-2020 campaign. In the Turkish side, there were representatives from Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Turkish Grain Board, Ministry of Treasury and Finance, Istanbul Exporters' Associations and Black Sea Exporters' Associations. In the EU side, there were representatives from the European Commission, Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias de España (Spain), UNICOQUE (France) ve FRUCOM. The board of Istanbul Hazelnut and Products Exporters Association attended to the meeting.

In the first part of the meeting, both delegations gave presentations mainly on crop estimates, foreign trade developments, and consumption as well as information on the campaigns. In the second part, participants discussed the current issues on the agenda about the Turkey's hazelnuts export to the EU. The programme continued with lunch.



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