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Exploring Opportunities in Increasing Turkish-US Bilateral Food and Agricultural Trade

Trade of food products and agricultural commodities between Turkey and the US are on rise, however the desired levels have not been attained yet. The purpose of this program is to share information with companies that would like to export food products to and/or import from the US and Canada and to create a networking platform for the sector. 

Participants who would like to export to the USA from Turkey will be informed on the US market, FDA regulations and logistics and share the experiences of Turkish companies currently exporting to the US. On the other hand, Turkish importers will be informed on the related legislations and support programs. Participants will also find the opportunity for networking.

Location & Time :
Exploring Opportunities in Increasing Turkish-US Bilateral Food and Agricultural Trade
  •  Date: 4th NOVEMBER 2014    9:30am -16:00 pm
  •  ACIBADEM UNIVERSITY Kayışdağı Cd., Ataşehir Campus, Parallel Conference Room
Program Details
  • 9:30-9:50 M. Zeki Durak, Ph.D., Eximlab & Acıbadem Labvital
    Welcome Talk. Exporting Turkish Products to USA and Canada
  • 10:00-10:20 Ali Nedim Güreli, Turkish Exports’ Assembly
  • 10:30-10:50 Jess K. Paulson, Agricultural Attaché, Foreign Agriculture Service of the U.S Department of Agriculture
    Importing US Food Products into Turkey
  • 11:00-11:30 Coffee Break – Networking
  • 11:40-12:00 Mitchell A. Cheeseman, Ph.D., Managing Director, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
    FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) and food and food contact compliance
    Why is FDA visiting my place? What should I do?
  • 12:10-12:30 Barbaros M. Karaahmet, Managing Partner, Herrick Feinstein LLP
    Legal Issues Facing Importers and Exporters in Turkey and the USA
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30-14:30 Panel – Food Exports from Turkey into US
    Zeki Durak- Moderatör
    Murat Gür – Kuru Kahveci Mehmet Efendi
    Onurkan Astana- Ülker
    Ülkü Akay- Tamek
  • 14:30-15:00 Coffee Break – Networking
  • 15:00-16:00 Panel – Food Imports from USA into Turkey
    Meliha Atalaysun- Moderatör
    Erensah Ayanlar – Shaya Gida
    Mustafa Manav – Tugider

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