Tanzania: Cashew Market in Turkey Begs for Supplies

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Tanzanians can benefit from lucrative cashew nut market in Turkey which begs for more supplies of the popular snack, a Turkey Embassy official has said.

Mr Onur Tekyildiz, the Commercial Attache in the Embassy of Turkey, told the ‘Daily News’ in Dar es Salaam yesterday that Turkey was another huge and more reliable market for cashew nuts where Tanzanian business people can benefit tremendously from cashew nut export.

“Commercial department in the Embassy of Turkey will facilitate trade relations between the two countries (Tanzania and Turkey). Our doors are open to assist,” he said while briefing this paper on the visit of 18 Turkish manufacturers of automotive spare parts in the country.

The manufacturers of automotive spare parts who are members of Konya Chamber of Commerce plan are in the country seeking area to invest. Konya is a major city in the central Anatolia Region of Turkey which is industrially and economically developed.

Mr Tekyildiz named some of the visiting automotive spare parts manufacturers as Ars- Kar Otomotiv, Bumeks Disli Otomativ, Conta-San Conta Sanayi, Demosan Otomativ, Dikmen Leaf Springs Company limited, Elzem Otomativ, Federal Automative Equipment. “Some manufacturers of automotive spare parts have expressed intention to invest in the country,” he said.

Mr Tekyildiz pointed out that Turkey has been exporting automotive of spare parts of different brands and models to Europe, South America, Africa, Middle East and other regions.

He said Turkish business people held bilateral trade meetings with their Tanzanian counterparts in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday, saying the goal of the meetings was to exchange ideas with business people from the two countries.

Mr Tekyildiz observed that the trade volume between the two countries reached 150 million US dollars last year since the establishment of Embassy of Turkey and that the Turkish Airlines direct flight has also facilitated the trade growth between the two countries.

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