In the pandemic period, the export of grants to the State Materials Office became a challenge in the surgical gown and mask that broke records in exports. Requesting the removal of grants to DMO, Ege Exporters' Associations Coordinator President Jak Eskanizi called for “Do not intubate the export of surgical masks and overalls that have a good performance”.
When a mask is exported in surgical mask export, there is a requirement to donate a mask to DMO, and in the export of surgical overalls, one overall garment for all three overalls. Exporters want these grants to be removed.
Referring to the fact that grants impose great costs on the export of surgical products, Eskinazi said, “Our exporter companies, whose business was seriously interrupted during the pandemic period, were breathless with the export of surgical masks and overalls. Due to the grant requirement, up to 100 percent increase in the costs of our exporters, our exporters became unable to keep price. As we remained expensive, we started to lose our export markets. Europeans are making their own investments, we made Europeans industrialists again. He bought fabric from us and started to produce masks and overalls. If our government makes a donation regulations related parts, saving foreign currency to Turkey this sector could better position. Turkey's surgical mask, coveralls and surgical material exports may be tripled. Otherwise, we will miss the opportunity in these items, which currently offer opportunities in exports. ”
Sertbaş: “The mask is now a part of our lives”
Expressing that surgical and medical materials have entered our lives with the pandemic process and that they will always be present, President of Ege Readywear and Apparel Exporters Association Burak Sertbaş underlined that the measures to be taken should not prevent sustainability in exports.
Stating that the Aegean Ready-to-Wear and Apparel Exporters 'Association reached a peak within the scope of the Aegean Exporters' Associations with an export of 104 million dollars in June, Sertbaş said, “Our export of conventional apparel products caught June 2019 in June. Surgical gowns, masks and surgical materials exports increased from $ 295 million to $ 8.5 million, with an increase of 33,7 percent compared to June of last year. As of July, I hope that the export of ready-to-wear clothing will increase to higher levels with the increase of normal conventional products and medical supplies. We are too late in the export of these materials. We had a hard time trying to sell very expensive. If the grants are removed, we will not be able to give birth to our competitors, as we will provide sustainability in the export of surgical masks and overalls. ”