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1 Greece - Turkey: Investment Opportunities & Synergies Greek-Turkish Chamber of Northern Greece 13 April 2013 Thessaloniki, Greece Barry Kolodkin, Regional Programme Manager

2 WHAT IS BSTIP?  Began in 2007; project office in Athens, Greece  Objective : To stimulate intra-regional trade and investment in and among Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) organization countries  Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine 2

3  Implementer: UNDP  Donors: Greece & Turkey  Partners/Donors: BSEC & BSEC Business Council  Beneficiaries:  Enterprises  Government agencies  Business associations 3

4 4  Emphasize cross border economic activity  Business facilitation events  Training for business support organizations and investment promotion agencies  Business development assistance  Green business/sustainable development

5 350 MILLION PEOPLE 4 TRILLION USD GDP > ½ TRILLION USD IMPORTS = A REAL MARKET BUT NEEDS GREATER DEVELOPMENT 5

6  Co-sponsoring Ukraine’s state investment project roadshow in Turkey  Organizing regional B2B networking events in the ICT, logistics and food sectors  Workshop for 8 investment agencies in nation- branding  Promoting Moldovan wine in Ukraine and Romania 6  Tourism promotion in Peloponnese, Greece  EU food & packaging standards training

7 Packaging Food products and wine Tourism Construction materials ICT Logistics Renewable energy 7

8 8 BSTIP EVENT IN THESSALONIKI 29 MARCH foreign food and consumer product buyers -- More than 80 producers (mainly food)I 29 MARCH 28

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10 10 Top Turkish Agriculture Imports include: -Cotton lint -Tobacco -Prepared foods Prepared foods i nclude both crop and livestock products. Inter alia: homogenized composite food preparations; soups and broths; ketchup and other sauces; mixed condiments and seasonings; vinegar and substitutes; yeast and baking powders; stuffed pasta, whether or not cooked; couscous; and protein concentrates. Including turtle eggs and birds' nests. Source: FAO Top Greek Agriculture Exports include: -Cotton lint -Tobacco -Prepared foods

11 11 Top Greek Agriculture Imports include: -Prepared foods -Wheat Top Turkish Agriculture Exports include: -Prepared foods -Wheat flour

12 - Growing food exports for Greece and Turkey - Growing food imports for Turkey - Food imports for Greece stabilizing - Growing bilateral trade - Mutual products of interest - MARKET OUTLOOK IS BRIGHT 12


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