Turkey wanting to do business with New Zealand

Tuesday 23 April 2013, 1:35PM
By Auckland Chamber of Commerce

In April, Chamber International Manager Fuimaono Tuiasau met with a Turkish business delegation led by Atilla Eren, the Vice chairman of Turkish Exporters Assembly (TEA) - a network of the largest engineering companies of Turkey, to discuss New Zealand and Auckland’s business environment and the pathways for improved trade between New Zealand and Turkey.

Turkey is experiencing an era of strong growth with reforms of privatisation programs to reduce state involvement in basic industry, banking, transport, and telecommunications. This has led to an emerging cadre of middle-class entrepreneurs who add dynamism to the economy.

Fuimaono explained that “New Zealand’s expertise and technology animal health, fencing, genetics, pasture cultivars and pasture management offers much guidance to Turkey in the reform of its agricultural sector. New Zealand construction companies offer design services, roofing tiles, wood technology and other building materials.

New Zealand has also developed considerable expertise and technology to mitigate the human and financial costs of earthquakes, which will be of considerable interest to earthquake-prone Turkey.”

Mr Eren said that there is a rapid growth of quality engineering and manufacturing sectors in Turkey, who are now looking for opportunities to provide local production services for overseas companies, as well as to export their services.

The Auckland Chamber of Commerce will be assisting a contingent of Turkish business leaders who will be visiting New Zealand later in the year.

The Auckland Chamber of Commerce hosts many international trade and business delegations. Please contact international manager Fuimaono Tuiasau for more information: