Stating that trade with national currencies facilitates international trade, Minister of Trade Ruhsar Pekcan said, “We will prevent the trouble of finding foreign currency in the business world by expanding trade with local currencies among Turkish Council member countries during the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) epidemic and the following time. we will be able to increase the trade volume faster. ” said.
Minister Pekcan, at the meeting held by the members of the Turkish Council with the ministers of economy, trade and customs, through the video conference method, emphasized the effects of the Kovid-19 epidemic on the global economy and said, “As members of the Turkish Council, we should do our best to survive this period with the least damage. we have to level it up. ” he spoke.
Indicating that the trade among the members of the Turkish council last year corresponded to 2,1 percent of the members' trade with the whole world, Pekcan said that he believes that the opinions and suggestions expressed in the meeting will make the Turkish Council stronger.
Pekcan talked about the works carried out in this context by mentioning that they put into effect the contactless trade application taken to minimize the effects of Kovid-19 on trade.
Noting that the measures taken by the countries should not be transformed into prohibitions, Pekcan said, “The prohibition decisions brought by some countries to transit transportation bring foreign trade to a halt and may cause disruptions in meeting the needs. The necessary steps must be taken as soon as possible so that the measures taken in the fight against the Kovid-19 outbreak do not turn into prohibitions. ” found the assessment.
Pekcan stated that they attach importance to the establishment of a common road map among the member countries through the Turkish Council in the period of struggle against the epidemic and stated that they are ready to provide all the necessary support for the Secretariat of the Turkish Council to prepare a realistic, feasible and follow-up action plan, He emphasized that he would contribute.
Pekcan stated that improving the Caspian transitions to a healthier structure will increase the demand for the Middle Corridor and will make the Turkic Council member countries stand out in the field of transportation, "We will continue to provide all the necessary support for the effective use of the Caspian transition from now on." used expressions.
The Importance of Railways
Explaining that the Kovid-19 outbreak once again emphasized the importance of diversifying modes of transportation in foreign trade and the use of railways, Pekcan said, “In the period of the Kovid-19 threat and after the outbreak, the normalization process started and the railways (BTK line) were much more effective in our foreign trade. We have to act jointly to use it. ” said.
Pekcan, pointing out highlights digital platforms of Kovid-19 outbreak that Turkey has in recent years digitization direction taken important steps, as ministries "Digital Customs Project", "Single Window System" and "E-commerce Customs Declaration System" customs operations He reminded that he moved to digital platforms.
Reminding that the Kovid-19 outbreak was delayed in trade fairs and delegations, Pekcan explained that virtual trade-like platforms should be established among the business worlds of the members of the Turkish Council through the Common Turkish Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Pekcan stated that establishing bilateral or regional agreements among the members of the Turkic Council will facilitate the operation of international trade in the service sector, and continued:
“As members of the Turkic Council, we should give priority to bilateral and regional trade services, investment and e-commerce deals. Turkey as regional differences, we implement a comprehensive investment program to promote strategic importance and priority. We are ready to support our proposal to organize a new investment promotion program for the Turkic Council countries of Hungary. We will be glad to see you as investors in our country. ”
Call for Trade with Local Currencies
Pekcan stated that they took all necessary precautions to prevent the trade of essential goods, including medicines and medical supplies, during the epidemic of Kovid-19, providing all kinds of convenience in the transportation and customs clearance of the products included in this list by the member states if a single list of the basic products is prepared among the members of the Turkish Council. noted that it should.
Drawing attention to the fact that trade with national currencies facilitates international trade, Pekcan said, “We will prevent the business world's finding foreign currency in the Kovid-19 epidemic period and in the following time, by expanding trade with local currencies and we will be able to increase the trade volume among us more rapidly.” used expressions.
Referring to the “Turkish Council Trade Facilitation Strategy Document”, which was opened for the evaluation of member countries last year, Pekcan said: “This action plan, which identifies the obstacles to trade and includes concrete suggestions for the removal of these obstacles, is evaluated by the member states after the Kovid-19 epidemic. will add strength to your power. ” she finished.