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1 ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS UNDERSECRETARIAT OF THE PRIME MINISTRY FOR FOREIGN TRADE EXPORT PROMOTION CENTER OF TURKEY İnci KİRDABAN Expert, Coordination and Training Department December 2007, Ankara

2 ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS Vision of IGEME is being a - Trademarked, - Pioneering, - Dynamic, - Innovative and - Guiding preliminary application center in the field of foreign trade development in national and international level.

3 - IGEME is represented in many international meetings, group and forums where development in world trade are discussed, experience shared, mutual cooperation strengthened. - IGEME attaches great importance to the relations with the international and regional organizations related with its activities such as: ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS

4 WORLD CONFERENCE OF TRADE PROMOTION ORGANIZATIONS MEMBER ETPO-EUROPEAN TRADE PROMOTION ORGANIZATIONS MEMBER IATTO-International Association of Trade Training Organizations MEMBER ITC (UNCTAD/WTO)-International Trade Center LIAISON OFFICE WTPF – World Trade Points Federation MEMBER ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK(IDB) ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS

5 Recognizing the importance of good relations between Trade Promotion Organizations-TPOs in the development of bilateral trade relations between the countries, IGEME pays great attention to its relations with TPOs all over the world. With this aim, IGEME has Cooperation Agreements with TPOs of 25 Countries. The Cooperation Agreements signed between IGEME and the other TPOs worldwide are: ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS

6 * ICEP - Portugal * CEPEX - Tunisia * CMPE - Morocco * IEI - Israel * MATRADE - Malaysia * BTPA - Bulgaria * NCTI - India * EEPC - India * EEPC - Egypt * PROCHILE - Chile * ICEX - Spain * EXPORT.AR - Argentina * YESC - Yemen * NCM&PS - Belarus * CEPEC - Cuba * EPCI - Iran * RTPC - Romania * EEPA - Ethiopia * CCPIT - China * TDB - China * OCIPED - Oman * VIETRADE - Vietnam * ALGEX - Algeria * FIFTA - Mongolia * LEPC - Libya * NAFED - Indonesia * NCPE - Cameroon ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS

7 General Content of IGEME Cooperation Agreements: - Exchange of trade information, - Cooperation on marketing research activities, implementation of bilateral trade promotion activities, - Organization of training programs and - Exchange of experts. ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS

8 As the leading public organization in export promotion in Turkey, IGEME provides; - Information, - Expert and - Technical support to the training and information programs for foreign guests. Also, training programs organized for the staff of foreign TPOs, upon request. ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS

9 Main Topics of IGEME Training Programs for Foreign Guests: - Recent developments in world trade, - Foreign trade structure of Turkey, - Trade promotion activities, - Business management, - Visits to trade related organizations/agencies. ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS

10 IGEME strongly cooperates with other sister organizations in Turkey such as; - TOBB (Union of Chamber and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, - TIKA (Turkish International Cooperation Agency), - KOSGEB (Small and Medium Industry Development Organization), - Exporter’ Unions -EXIMBANK (Export Credit Bank of Turkey) in such international assistance programs. ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS

11 Meanwhile, IGEME implements the “export promotion projects” in cooperation with international organizations such as ITC, UNCTAD/WTO, UNIDO and etc. with the aim of increasing company; - Competitiveness, - Capacity, - Productivity and - Trade efficiency ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS

12 Recent “export promotion projects” in cooperation with the international organizations: - Training of Trainers Program for Business Management System (IGEME and ITC/UNCTAD/WTO, implemented in , 19 of 33 BMS Trainers from IGEME), - Training of Trainers for Development of Export Oriented Clusters and Networks (IGEME and UNIDO, coming in 2008), - Black Sea Trade and Investment Development Promotion Program (BSTIP) - Enhancement of Training Capacity of IGEME (EVD- Agency for International Business and Cooperation, The Netherlands, coming in 2008 ). ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS

13 Training of Trainers Program for Business Management System ( ) - Aims of the Project: * Build the capacity to offer accessible, affordable and pragmatic export related training and counseling services to the SMEs in Turkey in order to improve their global competitiveness. * Build the competence to deliver “capacity building” services to the countries that fall within IGEME’s area of activities. ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS

14 33 participants selected by ITC: - IGEME staff (19) - Private sector (9) - Chambers of Commerce/Industry (IGEME representatives) (3) - Exporters Unions (1) - National Productivity Center (1) ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS

15 BMS Training Programs ( ) General BMS Seminars Sector SeminarsCompany Level Presentations Chambers of Commerce, Exporters’ Unions, Business Associations, Professional Associations Number: 21 Participants: 1376 Chambers, Exporters’ Unions, Business Associations, Professional Associations Number: 9 Participants: 380 Kursan Packaging, G.Antep (30 persons) Universities Number: 6 Participants: 500 Tariş-Izmir (30 persons)

16 Black Sea Trade and Investment Development Promotion Program (BSTIP) BSTIP is a joint initiative of Turkey, Greece, the Organization of Black Sea Economic Cooperation and UNDP. - Aims of the Program: * Developing investment and trade linkages within the sub-region, * Promoting a "Black Sea business and networking framework. - Geographical coverage of the Program: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine. ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS

17 Strengthening the Capacity of IGEME on Training in International Trade and Doing Business with the Netherlands in Particular - Aims of the Program: * Developing a strategy for training * Train the Trainers Course for 35 potential trainers * Implementing 16 Workshops for 350 SMEs * Undertaking Matchmaking ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS

18 Relations and Activities between IGEME and IDB: * IGEME has Cooperation Agreements with 11 OIC countries (Albania, Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Libya, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Tunisia and Yemen). * The most significant step for the close and fruitful cooperation between IGEME and IDB: Seminar on Export Promotion in Member Countries and the Role of Islamic Development Bank “Present & Prospects”, July 2006, İstanbul. Totally 28 participants, including the IDB high level staff, from 12 selected English speaking member countries of IDB (Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkey) attended. * IGEME is assigned as a consultation and follow up point of İstanbul Seminar by IDB. ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS

19 Relations and Activities between IGEME and IDB: * Information, expert and technical support to training and information programs for the foreign guests, including participants from diverse IDB member countries. * With the special request of IDB, IGEME organized “on-the-job training and familiarize visit” program for Mr. Ali Abd Al-aziz Elisaue, the former General Director of Libyan Export Promotion Center-LEPC, the present Libyan Minister of Economy, January, 2007, Ankara. * Training program for two LEPC Experts, 4-7 June, 2007, Ankara. The following ones will be realized in ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS

20 Relations and Activities between IGEME and IDB: * IGEME participated in the Turkish delegation to contribute to studies of Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry concerning the setting up of an Exporters’ Union and/or a TPO, September, 2007, Tashkent. * On-the-job training program for the top officials of the TPOs/Export Promotion Related Organizations from 6 CIS Member Countries of IDB (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan), December, 2007, Ankara. ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS

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22 Date of Establishment : October 13, 1998 in the Summit of Heads of State and Government of South East European Countries, October,1998, Antalya MAIN TARGETS OF BCTP - Strengthening the trade relations and - Economic cooperation in the region increasing the share of Balkan Countries in world trade Balkan Regional Center for Trade Promotion

23 COUNTERPART ORGANIZATIONS OF BCTP * Business and Investment Agency (ALBINVEST)-Tirana * SME Promotion Agency (BSMEPA)-Sofia * Foreign Trade Board (HEPO)-Athens * Economic Chamber (MEC)-Skopje * Trade Promotion Center (RTPC)-Bucharest * Export Promotion Center (IGEME)-Ankara * Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SIEPA)-Belgrade * Ministry for Economic Development of Republic of Montenegro- Podgorica

24 The Permanent Secretariat of BCTP is IGEME. IGEME is responsible for the coordination and realization of the main activities of the Center as the Permanent Secretariat. Balkan Regional Center for Trade Promotion

25 MAIN ACTIVITIES OF BCTP * Publication of the Balkan Trade Bulletin (once a year), * Operation of BCTP web page “www.balkantrade.org”, * Seminars for the staff of counterpart organizations, * Info-stand participation in international fairs, * Seminars on “Business Management System” for businessmen.

26 Balkan Regional Center for Trade Promotion BCTP Chairmanship (on rotation basis) 1999 HEPO(Foreign Trade Board, Athens) 2000 İGEME(Export Promotion Center, Ankara) 2001 HEPO(Foreign Trade Board, Athens) 2002 BTPA (Trade Promotion Agency, Sofia) 2003 CRCE(Foreign Trade Centre, Bucharest) 2004 MEC (Economic Chamber, Skopje) 2005 İGEME(Export Promotion Center, Ankara 2006 RTPC (Trade Promotion Center, Bucharest) 2007 HEPO(Foreign Trade Board, Athens) 2008 SIEPA (Investment and Export Promotion Agency)

27 Balkan Regional Center for Trade Promotion BALKAN TRADE BULLETİN-BTB * BTB is published in English once in a year by IGEME as the Permanent Secretariat of BCTP. * BTB is a tool announcing the activities of BCTP and supplying information about the developments in BCTP member countries to the business community all around the world. * BTB is distributed more than 1000 addresses worldwide free of charge: - all the counterpart organizations, - major Chambers of Commerce and Industry, - TPOs, - foreign missions in Turkey, - Turkish missions abroad.

28 Balkan Regional Center for Trade Promotion BALKAN TRADE BULLETİN-BTB * BTB contains information about - export strategies, - foreign trade regimes, - social and economic situations, - the most promising products/sectors in the member countries with the feedback received from the counterpart organizations. * Trade inquiries sent by the companies received by the BCTP Permanent Secretariat are also included in BTB.

29 Balkan Regional Center for Trade Promotion Project of “Increasing Competitiveness of SMEs in the Balkan Countries, Strengthening Cooperation and Trade Relations of Turkey with Balkan Countries” The project was prepared by IGEME as the Permanent Secretariat of BCTP and was financed by UNDP and the Turkish Government.

30 Balkan Regional Center for Trade Promotion Part I: Seminars on Business Management System May, 2005 – Bucharest/ROMANIA September, Tirana/ALBANIA November, Sofia/BULGARIA 150 company representatives

31 Balkan Regional Center for Trade Promotion Part II: - International Conference on “Trade and Investment Opportunities in Balkans” 9-10 November, 2005 – İstanbul/TURKEY 248 participants from BCTP countries and BCTP counterpart organizations - Matchmaking Program “Platform for Cooperation” 11 November, 2005 – İstanbul/TURKEY 207 businessmen from the Balkan countries

32 Balkan Regional Center for Trade Promotion * For 2008, BCTP Chairmanship will be taken over by Investment and Export Promotion Agency- SIEPA, Belgrade. * In order to prepare a roadmap for the 2008 BCTP activities, the 10th Executive Committee Meeting will be held in January, 2008 in Belgrade, hosted by SIEPA as the 2008 Chairman of BCTP. * With the aim of enlarging BCTP, related organizations from Croatia and Bosnia- Herzegovina will be invited to the Executive Committee Meeting.

33 UNDERSECRETARIAT OF THE PRIME MINISTRY FOR FOREIGN TRADE EXPORT PROMOTION CENTER OF TURKEY THANK YOU ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS ACTIVITIES OF IGEME IN INTERNATONAL RELATIONS


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