The Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters Association (ITKIB) is the largest association of light industry enterprises in Europe with more than 16,000 members. ITKIB members account for about 15 per cent of the total amount of Turkey’s merchandise exports, including exports of readymade garments, textile products and raw materials, leather and leather goods and carpets.
ITKIB’s main objective is to enhance Turkey's export potential, help members do more business globally and contribute to the development of bilateral and multilateral trade relations. An ITKIB delegation is visiting Belarus from September 28 to October 1 to hold meetings with Belarusian partner organizations. The sides are discussing the prospects of trade, economic, and manufacturing cooperation and the implementation of investment projects aimed at the market of the Eurasian Economic Union in Belarus. Besides. The visit will visit Belarusian light industry enterprises and promising investment platforms.
Turkey’s major exports are textiles and clothing, automotive, iron and steel, white goods and chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Turkey is also one of the leading shipbuilding nations. The country’s main export partners are Germany, Iraq, UK, Italy, France, US, Russia, Spain, UAE and Iran. Exports account for about 10.4 per cent of Turkey’s economic output.