Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan, a new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) the importance of digitalisation in the process to combat the epidemic noting that once again suggests, "investments to be made in the digitalization and technology, Turkey, and just as important as food for the world. Our investments in food, health and digitalization will be the priorities of the coming period. ” said.
Ministers Pekcan, Turkey Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) President Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, 365 rooms and 61 sectors that present the parliament speaker joined by video conference with stock method.
Ministers Pekcan, in his speech at the meeting, in Kovid-19 outbreak of the process, all the ministries in Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's leadership, they work in complete coordination with public institutions and state in Turkey and the nation is in complete solidarity and the process thereafter He said he would continue.
Turkey's Pekcan voicing a successful show progress compared to other countries on health, on behalf of the emergence of the country as soon as the outbreak of all the measures taken, he said. Pekcan stated that they aim to stand up in business dynamically with the business world and they will try to be a country that is positively differentiated in terms of economy, trade and export.
Reminding that they have implemented the contactless trade application to minimize the impact of exports from this process, Pekcan said, “In this period, rail trade became prominent in transportation. We should use the railroad more effectively from now on. ” he spoke.
“We are constantly exchanging views with the Business World”
Pointing out to the works commissioned by the Ministry, Pekcan said that they constantly exchanged views with the business world and that they tried to fulfill the demands of the Ministry, and conveyed other issues to the relevant authorities.
Referring to the issue of digitalization, Pekcan said: “In this process, we cannot make trade and purchasing committees and fairs. We started virtual fair and trade delegation applications. First, we start with the chemical industry, and then we will carry out our trade delegations in the US, Mexico, Poland in the non-ferrous metals, household goods, plastics sectors. We are starting our virtual fair application with the agriculture sector, and will continue with the shoes and leather goods sector. ”
Pekcan reminded that they put the “Virtual Trade Academy” and “Export Academy” programs into use for the best evaluation of the time spent at home.
“We Need to Strengthen the Digitalization Works”
During the outbreak of the importance of digitalisation once again voicing understanding Pekcan, "Digitalization and technology investments to be made in Turkey and at least as important as food for the world. Our investments in food, health and digitalization will be the priorities of the coming period. We need to strengthen our work on this issue. ” he spoke.
Pekcan recalled that within the scope of the Economic Stability Shield Package announced by President Erdoğan, important supports were provided in areas such as tax benefits, expansion of financial opportunities and employment for the business world.
Pekcan thanked TOBB for the results-oriented and solution-generating works in this process and said that “Breath Loan” is an important work for the business world.
Reminding that room and exchange dues are postponed and that meetings are held electronically, Pekcan said, “Our expectation from you is to get out of this process as soon as possible by increasing our production, capacity and exports.” said.
TOBB President Hisarcıklıoğlu
TOBB President Hisarcıklıoğlu stated that they constantly share the demands and problems of chambers and exchanges with the relevant authorities, and thanked the Minister of Trade Pekcan for his consultative management style and executive vision since the day he took office.
This week, Hisarcıklıoğlu reminded that they have started breathing credit, “We have allocated all resources of TOBB, rooms and exchanges for our companies. Currently, the lowest interest rate in breath credits so far is applied, such as 7,5 percent per year. ” he spoke.
Regarding the demands of the sectors, Hisarcıklıoğlu said: “Every company that suffers a turnover loss must be given the right to force majeure. If the private sector receives from the public, the health and medical sector is paid as soon as possible, the market will relax. We should be able to give us VAT receivables. After the postponement, past tax and SSI premium debts also need to be restructured. It is necessary to exclude Kovid-19 from the scope of work accident. ”