The Department for International Trade (DIT) is delighted to invite businesses from across the Northern Powerhouse to submit an expression of interest to participate in a trade mission to Turkey. The programme is designed for businesses who operate in the chemical and pharmaceuticals sectors, as well as associated supply chains.
Since the pandemic, global supply chains are being reconfigured. This creates some clear opportunities for large scale investments, with a view to achieving fewer supply chain disruptions. Covid-19 has also created space for innovation within technological developments such as polymer recycling, 3D printing and integrating a longer-term renewable energy source.
Turkey is a large and fascinating market with plenty of export opportunities for UK businesses. It is home to both large multinationals and local businesses with a strong entrepreneurial culture. Turkey and the UK have strong commercial ties. English is increasingly used for business, and Turkey has adopted European business ethics and modern management practices.
The Turkish chemical sector is significantly reliant on imports in terms of raw materials and technology, and the untapped trade potential for UK chemical and pharmaceutical companies is huge. In 2021, businesses based in the North of England exported £210 million chemicals to Turkey. Exports of chemicals from the Northern Powerhouse made up 21% of all goods exported from the North of England to Turkey, and exports of medicinal and pharmaceutical products made up 5% of all goods exported from the North of England.*
About the Programme**
The precise programme is in development, and we will respond to participant interests as far as possible. It is expected the programme will include:
– Meeting potential buyers
– Virtual pre-visit training programme to prepare your business for the mission
– In-market briefing including legal, regulatory, and cultural considerations
– Introductions to in-market representatives
The mission will be designed to put your business in the best possible position to make the most of the visit. Providing a unique opportunity to explore your business potential within this market.
This expression of interest does not guarantee your place on the mission, at this stage, we are gauging interest in this visit.
– Monday 20th March – Travel to Turkey
– Tuesday 21st March – Day one of mission programme
– Wednesday 22nd March – Day two of mission programme
– Thursday 23rd March – Return travel to UK
Costs to Join
Accommodation costs for two nights will be subsidised for one delegate per organisation. Delegation members will be required to pay for their own travel and any additional hotel costs.
Deadline for Expressions of Interest:
Tuesday 31 January 2023
*Source: HMRC Regional Trade Statistics Q2 2022
**Dates and programme are subject to change
By Department for International Trade