Turkey is one of the world’s largest agricultural products producers
and its agricultural sector is attractive for foreign investors
and also one of the business sectors in the country that accounts for a large percentage of employment. Turkey is an important producer of hazelnuts, cherries, figs, apricots, pomegranates, tomatoes, eggplants ant other products like tobacco or tea.
Companies that want to import and export agricultural products in Turkey can focus on trading various goods or specializing in just a few products that are well received by the European market and other markets.
The Turkish government encourages investments in the agricultural field and supports investors through:
- tax benefits,
- farm credits,
- crop subsidies,
- research and education programs etc.
The agricultural market in Turkey
Turkey is a successful producer of a large number of agricultural products
that include fruits and vegetables and other goods like tobacco, tea or cotton. The agricultural output has been growing since the 1980s and the country is welcoming foreign investments in the agricultural sector
Agriculture is one of the most important sources of employment and the country has a positive net trade from agribusiness. The country does not only trade fruits and vegetables, but also various types of meat, fish, dairy products, oil seeds, sugars and confectionery and others.
Companies that perform imports and exports
in the agricultural sector need to observe the regulatory environment for trade activities and comply with an increased regulatory control for quality and performance. The Turkish company incorporation procedure
is straightforward and import business can be easily opened by a foreign investor in the country. On average, the number of days required to set up a business is about six working days. With the help of a qualified team of company formation agents in Turkey
, the process will be easy for the investor.
Business opportunities in the Turkish agricultural sector
The Turkish agricultural sector offers many business opportunities and companies that trade agricultural products can choose a specific line of imports and exports or they can handle trade in various sectors and sub-sectors. Some of the most profitable agricultural sectors in Turkey are:
- fruits and vegetable processing,
- animal feed,
- life-stock (including fish, poultry, ovine and bovine live-stock).