Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan, Turkey's automotive sector of the economy and high value-added R & D investment, said that they attached great importance to increasing the production and exports.
Ministers Pekcan, in Istanbul, Turkey Exporters Assembly (TIM) held in the Foreign Trade Complex "Automotive Industries Common Mind Workshop" met with the representatives of the sector.
Pekcan, in his speech here, said that the decline in the exports of the automotive sector stemming from the developments in the global economy, said that efforts will be made unanimously to increase exports.
Automotive, indicating that Turkey is a key sector Pekcan, "the industry's R & D investment and high added value, we attach great importance to increasing the production and exports." used the expression.
Pekcan, uncertainty in Brexit process, possible measures for the automotive industry of the United States, drawing attention to issues such as protection measures in the European Union's steel imports in the global economy against protectionist policies for the protection of Turkey's rights and interests, he said that they had taken all the steps necessary on every platform.
Emphasizing that manufacturers and exporters attach great importance to the suggestions from the sector in order not to be harmed, Pekcan said, “It is important that we act with a common mind with all the stakeholders, manufacturers and exporters of the sector.” found the assessment.
Pekcan mentioned design, new technologies and R & D investments in the automotive sector and said:
“Investments related to new technologies are important, as long as new investments come, let's convince investors together, we are ready to support. The workshop will also be useful in determining new strategies and the future road map of the industry. We will follow up on the outputs obtained with the sector. ”
Topics covered in the workshop
The workshop discussed the automotive industry today and tomorrow, increasing exports and capacity in this area, increasing the share of the industry in the target countries included in the Export Master Plan, and improving competitiveness with more R&D and value-added investment, production and export.
Representatives of the sector stated that they will work with determination and determination under the coordination of the Ministry in order to achieve the determined targets and ensure sustainable growth.
TIM President İsmail Gülle, President of Automotive Industry Exporters Association Baran Çelik and top executives of companies operating in automotive main and sub-industry participated in the workshop.