KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 – Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin led the mission to promote economic and agro-food products in Turkey from March 26 to 30, 2022.
The minister said the mission is part of the ongoing activities of the Ministry of Plantation and Commodity Industries (MPIC) to promote and increase trade in the country’s agricultural products globally.
“A meeting was also held with the Turkish Trade Minister, Dr. Mehmet MUS on March 27, 2022. The meeting, among other things, discussed Malaysia’s intention to scale up the downstream industry based on the palm oil and rubber,” she said in a statement today.
In addition, she said that Malaysia also offers its expertise in natural rubber technology, mainly in seismic rubber bearings, capable of absorbing seismic shocks for the construction industry, including bridges and paths. iron in Turkey, which is currently experiencing rapid growth.
“MPIC also expressed its gratitude to Turkey for the reduction of tax exemptions following the Malaysia-Turkey Free Trade Agreement (MTFTA) signed in 2019, in addition to holding discussions on Turkey’s transformation into a hub for Malaysian agri-food products to Europe and Central Asia,” she said. noted.
She said palm oil issues have also been clarified and Malaysia has asked for Turkey’s support in the face of prejudice against palm oil products.
The minister said meetings were also held with industry players in Ankara to discuss issues and problems encountered, apart from promoting Malaysia’s main agri-food products like palm oil, rubber, wood, cocoa and pepper.
She added that while in Istanbul, the MPIC delegation also met with the management of Yildiz Holdings, Turkey’s main business association, visited the Sevila Movilya furniture factory and witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding. agreement between the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) and Turkish Association of Timber Importers and Exporters (TORID). — Bernama