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  • Turkish Citrus Export Is Higher Than Pre-Crisis Level

    Turkish Citrus Chairman Ali Kavak: “After Russia’s abolition of import restrictions, Turkish export of citrus to Russia became higher than pre-crisis level. Chairman of Turkish Citrus Promotion Group and Mediterranean Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Exporters’ Association Ali Kavak expressed that citrus export to Russia is far higher than the period before crisis and added that abolition…
  • IN RUSSIA, TURKISH CITRUS LEFT BIGGEST GLOBAL BRANDS BEHIND

    Latest Promotion Campaign of Turkish Citrus Promotion Group won second prize in "The Best Breakthrough Brand of The Year" category in Gold Print Awards (also known as Russian communication Oscars), in Moscow, by standing out among its competitors like Apple and Coca Cola. The related competition where prizes in 15 different categories were granted, was organised under the jury committee…
  • Turkish Citrus Promotion Group attended FOODEX, Japan. (7-10 March)

    Turkish Citrus Promotion Group, attended Foodex Japan, the 42nd international food and beverage exhibition, in 7-10 March 2017, in the city of Chiba.   This year 3.250 company and 82.500 visitors from 80 countries has participated FOODEX Japan, which is one of the biggest trade show of the related industry in the region. Agricultural products, meat products, dairy products, eggs, sea foods, packed…
  • TURKISH CITRUS PROMOTION GROUP IN ALMATY PRESS DINNER

    Ahmet Hamdi Gürdoğan, Board Member of Turkish Citrus Promotion Group shared, “We are able to send products to Kazakhstan much more sooner than China by establishing a joint Ro-Ro and railroad line with Kazakhstan. In order to carry out the promotion activities of Turkish citrus in Kazakhstan and to increase existing export potential, promotion activities were organized in Almaty, Kazakhstan,…
  • Turkish Citrus in Romania

    As a step of Turkish Citrus Promotion Group’s International Promotion Campaign, further events were organised in Romania. During those events, in 23rd of November in Athenee Palace Hilton – Bucharest, Turkish Citrus Promotion Group was represented by Chairman of the Board Mr. Ali Kavak, Board Members Mr. Nejdat Sin and Mr. Cafer Aşkar, also representatives of Romanian press and major…
  • TURKISH CITRUS PROMOTION GROUP IN DUBAI

    Turkish Citrus Promotion Group, continues its activities, in order to provide additional opportunities and provide progress in ongoing markets. During 13-15 November, Turkish Citrus Promotion Group participated one of the most prestigious fresh fruit and vegetable industry events in Middle East. More than 7.000 business professionals convened during the event which held in Dubai World Trade Center…
  • TURKISH CITRUS PROMOTION GROUP PARTICIPATING WOB DUBAI 2016

    Turkish Citrus Promotion Group’s publication campaign still continues countries like Russia, Poland and Kazakhstan, as promotional activities in visual and printed media, press conferences, press gatherings and dinners, meanwhile we are still attending important trade shows all around the world as we used to former years. Turkish Citrus Promotion group aims to represent Turkish Citrus and Fresh…
  • TURKISH CITRUS’ GATHERING WITH POLISH MEDIA AND BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVES

    Turkish Citrus Promotion Group successfully held a promotion activity in Warsaw right after the media conference and media dinner activities in Moscow and met with the media and business representatives of Poland. As a part of international publication campaign of Turkish Citrus, a cooperation dinner has been organised and important figures of Polish business and media life come together to attend…
  • TURKISH CITRUS SPECIAL PRESS EVENT IN MOSCOW

    In Moscow, Turkish Citrus Promotion Group met with media representatives of newspapers, magazines, TV channels, radio channels and internet news pages from Komsomolskaya Pravda, which is one of the largest media organisation from Russia. As one of the major steps in Turkish Citrus Promotion Group’s, international publication campaign, Turkish Citrus press event started with the press conference…
  • RUSSIA REMOVED IMPORT RESTRICTIONS WITH TURKEY

    In 10th of October, during the Energy and Security Congress in Turkey, Russia has declared restrictions will be removed on various products including citrus, which Russia used to import from Turkey and the export of Turkey to Russia will be continue. Putin informed that, apart from citrus and tomatoe, other fresh fruit and vegetables have also opened to Russian market and the prices in Russia will…
  • Fruit Attraction 2016, Madrid Has Finished

    Fruit Attraction Fair organised by IFEMA – Feria de Madrid, brought international participators and visitors from food and beverages industries together.   Fruit Attraction Fair, which is one of the remarkable events in global scale, has taken place between 5 - 7 October in Madrid, with a substantial participation statistic. Fruit Attraction 2016 taken place in 8 different halls, in…
  • THE FLAG OF INTERNATIONAL CITRUS CONGRESS HAS TAKEN OVER BY TURKISH CITRUS PROMOTION GROUP, IN BRAZIL

    In 18-23 September, Turkish Citrus Promotion Group has attended to 13th International Citrus Congress in Brazil and the process leading to the 14th International Citrus Congress in Mersin, in year 2020, has started. International Citrus Congress started to organized first in U.S.A. in 1968 and organisation continued to carried out, once in each 4 years from that time. The decision which is declaring…
  • NEW CITRUS GREENING PROCEDURES PROMISING

    (The cause of the greening disease is a bacterias known as Proteobacteria,  Candidatus liberibacter, Liberobacter africanum) New procedures are being implemented to combat citrus greening. The new procedure involves injecting a compound known as bactericide, specifically oxytetracycline, into citrus trunks once a year instead of previous spraying methods.  The compound is not commercially…
  • ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA 2016

    The tenth edition of Asia Fruit Logistica took place in Hong Kong last week, with a 22% growth in visitor numbers and more than 11,000 industry professionals from 74 different countries attending the trade show. Exhibition space expanded by 18% on last year. Altogether, some 665 companies from 37 different countries exhibited their products and services at the trade fair, an increase of almost 100…
  • TURKISH CITRUS PROMOTION GROUP WAS IN MOSCOW

    As Turkish Citrus Promotion Group we had participated to the 20th World Food Moscow Trade Show, under the national participation organisation by Mediterranean Exporter Associations.  This year, World Food Moscow Trade Show has been visited by more than 30.000 visitors from 62 countries. With one of the biggest booth in the show we received a significant attention by Russian media.…
  • Turkish Citrus Promotion Group is in Iran

    Turkish Citrus Promotion Group, continues to drawing attention to Turkish Citrus by participating to worldwide tradeshows. Under the national participation organisation by Mediterranean Exporter Associations, 13 Turkish companies opened stands as national participants, between 30 May and 2 June 2016, in Tehran the capital city of Iran, during 23rd International Food, Beverages & Hospitality Trade…
  • An Extensive Surveying Commission Visit to Gulf Countries by Turkish Citrus Promotion Group

    A surveying commission visit to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Bahrain held successfully between 23rd – 28th April, under the coordination of Turkish Ministry of Economy and under the organisation of Turkish Citrus Promotion Group, which is aiming to increase the domestic and international demand for Turkish Citrus, strengthen the status of Turkish Citrus in the existing markets by highlighting…
  • TURKISH CITRUS IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR OF MOSTAR IN BOSNIA

    Turkish Citrus Promotion Group, participated 19th International Trade Fair in Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina. The event which taken place between 12th and 16th of April, is considered as an important tradeshow focused on trade and finance, not only for Bosnia also for the whole Region of Balkans. In the event, where Turkey has a special status as “Country Partner” and exhibited as national…
  • TURKISH CITRUS IS READY FOR ASIAN MARKET

    It’s been announced that Turkish citrus market is going to get significant results in Asian market. Especially with the recently signed “Food Safety Agreement” between Turkey and China, it’s quite clear that the activity of Turkish citrus will be dramatically increasing and with the long-dated feasibility studies by Turkish authorities, trade goals of Turkish citrus will be…
  • FEBRUARY: MONTH OF FRUIT LOGISTICA

    Turkish Citrus Promotion Group, continues its activities, in order to provide additional opportunities and provide progress in ongoing markets. At the very beginning of this month (3rd – 5th February), TCPG participated one of the most prestigious events of fresh fruit and vegetable industry, Berlin, Fruit Logistica under the national participation event organized by, Mediterranean…
  • 2015 Seferihisar Mandarin Festival | 16th Annual

    16th “Mandarin Festival” will held 15 November 2015, Sunday in the town of Seferihisar, in Izmir, Turkey. In Seferihisar which is one of the main citrus production center in Turkey and one of the areas where best of mandarins grow, new season will be celebrated with citrus producers. Wide Supports for Citrus Production Will Continue Mayor of Seferihisar, Tunç Soyer, already supported…
  • Turkey: Russia’s Citrus Partner

    Ali Kavak, Chairman of Turkish Citrus Promotion Group, told that Turkey will be providing best citruses for Russian market both for current period and in long-term. Turkish Citrus industry which has annual 3,6 million tons of production capacity, still claims Turkey to be the biggest supplier of Russia, a country where of world fruit consumption occurs. Turkey already exported 1/3 of its citrus to…
  • ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA 2015 / HONG KONG

    Aiming to promote the Turkish citrus in Asian market, Turkish Citrus Promotion Group (TCPG) has attended Asia Fruit Logistica Trade Show, which is one of the major exhibitions in Far Eastern market and world fresh fruit and vegetable industry. As a part of first time national participation organized Mediterranean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association, in 62 m² booth of TCPG,…
  • Mexican Lime Growers Make The Most of South Korean Market Opening

    Some nine months after gaining approval for exports to South Korea, Mexican lime growers have shipped more than 300 metric tons (MT) to the East Asian country. In a release, Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fishing and Food (SAGARPA) said producers shipping to the market followed a demanding health and safety protocol, which had been 12 years in the making. Veracruz…
  • Italian citrus production affected by drought, disease

    Italy's citrus production for the 2014-2015 season is expected to take a hit due to a lack of water and the Citrus Tristeza Virus (CTV). Italian orange production for the 2014-2015 season is expected to be 24 percent lighter than production from the previous season, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service. In addition to a lack of rain, production…
  • Free Trade Agreements between the EAEU and Vietnam

    The EAEU ( Eurasian Economic Union) and Vietnam signed an agreement on creating a free trade zone. The EAEU is the "common market" bringing together 170 million people in the space of the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) , born of the agreements between Russia , Belarus and Kazakhstan. Armenia and Kirghizistanon joined the EAEU in 2015. The countries of the former Soviet Union are…
  • India will open its market to Argentinian citrus

    A major commercial breakthrough for the citrus industry: India will open its market. A mutual agreement is being dscussed at the highest level in India, to examine possibilities of simplified entry procedures for citrus produce.  Negotiations to finalize the agreements should be accelerated and the market opening could take place in the coming months. The opening of the Indian market is attractive…
  • CITRUS EXPORTS TO THE EU HAVE INCREASED IN VALUE

    Despite the interruption of shipments, the value of citrus exports to the EU increased by 9 % last year . The discovery of several lots infected with CBS (citrus black spot ) and European protests had led the South African exporters to halt shipments to the EU. Then, after months of negotiations, the implementation of a stricter monitoring system , then review the measures taken by the health authorities…
  • MEDFLY DETECTED IN MORE RUSSIA-BOUND EGYPTIAN ORANGES

    Russian authorities say they have discovered another batch of Egyptian oranges infected with Mediterranean fruit fly, just a few days after a previous detection was made.  The country’s phytosanitary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said 72 metric tons (MT) of oranges from the North African country were blocked from entry last week as the fruit contained live Medfly larvae. The fruit was…
  • A SIGNIFICANT CAMPAIGN TO SOUTH AMERICA FROM TURKISH CITRUS PROMOTION GROUP

    Under the organisation of Turkish Citrus Promotion Group, which is an organization aimed to carry out the qualified production planning and accurate marketing channels as country policy, in order to increase the demand of our citrus products’ and under the coordination of Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, surveying commission visit to Brasil and Argentina held successfully between 20th and…
  • SPAIN SEES "DISTURBING" PRICE FALLS FOR LATE MANDARIN VARIETIES.

    The Valencian Farmers Association (AVA-ASAJA) has expressed concern over a 25% fall in prices for late mandarin varieties, particularly for exclusive varieties like Nadorcott and Tango that have traditionally yielded substantially higher prices. The group described a “disturbing change in trend that over the current season has resulted in a sharp decline in prices”, and emphasized a “need…
  • This season could be the Australian citrus season in Asia

    Taking advantage of the weaknesses of competitors , the Australian citrus exports could reign supreme this season on the Asian markets. Australian citrus, the organization of Australian producers , believes that Australian products have the advantage this year in Asian markets.  Australian competitors products this year known various weaknesses.  California, which normally provides up to…
  • Citrus Blog is Now Online

    All the information regarding the regional and national citrus issues and problems, information, comments and reviewes about the deseases and pests are collected in a web page shown below. Citrus producers are suggested to visit related web page regularly in order to be informed about latest news and information about deseases and pests. turuncgilbultenleri.blogspot.com
  • SURVEYING COMMISSION IN BRAZIL & ARGANTINA

    In 20-29 of May 2015, a surveying commission will be organised by the Turkish Citrus Promition Group with the coordinatorship of Turkish Ministry of Economy. 35 participant from the exporters and producers from Turkey will be visiting, packing facilities, research-development institutions, Copal Food Producers Association, Federcitrus Citrus Federation, Tucuman Citrus Producers Association, fruit-vegetable…
  • Citrus black spot in Europe would be ‘catastrophic’, says Copa Cogeca

    The head of EU agricultural organization Copa Cogeca is calling for more to be done to combat the dangers of citrus black spot disease spreading into Europe from South Africa, saying “we cannot take the risk”.   Copa Cogeca general secretary Pekka Pesonen General secretary Pekka Pesonen has written to the European Commission stressing that recommendations made by the European…
  • Russia Tightens EU Food Import Restrictions

    Russia is considering bolstering its ban on EU agricultural imports by restricting fruit and vegetable re-exports through European countries, amid alleged ‘numerous cases of document forgery’.  Last week, Russia’s agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor banned all plant product re-exports from Bulgaria, effective as of April 25, highlighting examples where apple shipments…
  • The northern hemisphere will produce 28.7 million tons of citrus

    The total citrus production for the 2014-15 season is forecast at 28.7 million tonnes, a slight decrease of 4% compared to the previous season. The latest report of SHAFFE and FRESHFEL indicates a total production planned of 28.7 million tonnes in the northern hemisphere. By category: oranges will reach 17.3 million tonnes (-5%), peelers 6.3 million tonnes (-1%), lemons 3.3 million tonnes (-1%), grapefruit…
  • The year 2015 could be "very complicated"

    Concern in the citrus industry at the threshold of this year, already deemed difficult.  Producers and exporters believe that if the exchange rate does not improve exports are threatened. Prices quoted do not cover the cost and exporters may not be able to export. This year the production of citrus ( tangerines, oranges ) is provided on the rise. The scenario would be essential to avoid a fall…
  • TURKISH CITRUS PROMOTION GROUP IS IN EXHIBITION: “EXPO 2015 / MILANO”

    For the organization of Expo 2015 / Milano Exhibition, which will start on 1st of May and will continue 6 months, a meeting held on 25 March 2015 in İstanbul with the participation of High Commissioner of Turkey and Assistant Secretary of the Ministry of Economy Mr. Tarık Sonmez. Various sectoral promotion groups, which are carrying on their activities under the Ministry of Economy and Turkish Exporters…
  • FRUIT LOGISTICA 2015 INTERNATIONAL FRUIT & VEGETABLE TRADE FAIR 4-6 FEBRUARY 2015 BERLIN - GERMANY

    Turkish Citrus Promotion Group participated FRUIT LOGISTICA 2015, International Fruit and Vegetable Trade Fair in Berlin, Germany, held between 4-6 February, with a 119 m² booth included in the special designed national stand built under the national participation event organized by Mediterranean Exporters’ Association for the 12th time. Turkey as a leading country in its sector, with its…
  • Turkish Citrus Make The Best Of Quality

    During his speech, in the press conference in Russia, Board Chairman Mr. Ali Kavak stated “Life is short and not tolerates poor quality of living. Have no doubt that as citrus comes into question you can give us credit where credit is due. Turkish Citrus Promotion Group is carrying out activities of promotion, in Russia which is the one of the biggest and most strategic market of export. Turkish…
  • 5. INTERNATIONAL CITRUS FESTIVAL - MERSIN

    In order to promote our citrus in international, national and domestic market, increase the consumption of citrus fruit and raise the brand awareness, providing an effect of capacity increasement and increasement of marketing change effect, having attraction on Mersin and promotiong our city, supporting the tourism in the city, putting the city aesthetics and image on a higher level, combining the…
  • Citrus Export Season Has Started

    With 3,6 million average annual production volume, more than 1 billion dollars of economic value, our important industry of  citrus, which is also providing direct employment more than 5 millions of population in Mediterranean and Aeagean region has started 2014 – 2015 export season. Actual citrus export rates had increased 16% since the establishment of Citrus Porduction Group from 2009. …
  • Japanese Retailers are planning to supply lemon juicy from Turkey

    Sub-company of the Toyota Group Companies’ Toyota Tsusho Europa S.A.’s investmen planning manager Go Kojima had a visit to National Citrus Council (NCC). Mr Kojima noticed that now on our firm is interested in  lemon juice supplier from Turkey as a start, lemon juice consumption is very high in Japan. Eighty five percents of the annual demand of Japan market is supplied by mainly…
  • TURKISH CITRUS IS IN HONG KONG FAIR

    There had been a surveying business trip of Turkish Citrus Promotion Group (TCPG) and Mediterranean Fresh Fruit And Vegetables Exporters’ Association (MFFAVEA) to Hong Kong from 31st of August till 4th of July. Group which was formed for examining the Hong Kong fresh fruit market and evaluating the business opportunities by making contacts with importer firms, was leaded  by Ali Kavak ,who…
  • 2ND CITRUS WORKSHOP

    Citrus industry was looked closer. First Citrus workshop was held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in Adana by Mediterranean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Association and the Turkishc Citrus Promotion Group’s Chairman Mr.Ali KAVAK's lead, with the hosting of AKIB and with the organization of the Turkish Citrus Promotion Group. With the participation of Ministry officials, Turkey Exporters…
  • Special Introduction to the Russians by Citrus Promotion Group

    A spectacular organisation for Russian journalists … Russian journalists had enthusiastic moments . Russia's largest media organizations, Komsomolskaya Pravda Media Holding’s national newspapers, magazines, television channels, radio channels and internet news of senior journalists and the media manager on site invites with the participation of 80 people press delegation was very…
  • Citrus Promotion Group evaluating The New Citrus Varieties Development Projects in-place

    Since 1 July 2011 West Mediterranean Agricultural Research Institute has been studying a Project called “Improvement and Usage of New Mandarin Verieties for Export Market”. Turkish Citrus Promotion Group went to Antalya for planting new mandarin types which mature very early,early  and late period which were provided via mutation. Mandarin types which were produced after long and…
  • PLANTING PROCESS OF NEW MANDARIN AND ORANGE VERIETIES HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

    The projects which Turkish Citrus Promotion Group has been working on “The Project of Citrus Fruit Enhancement”  with  Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock/ Agricultural Research and Policies Head Office / ALATA Garden Cultivation Reserch Center. The same center has been working on another project called “Improvement and Usage of New Mandarin Verieties for Export”.…