Uludağ Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters' Association (UYMSİB)
Uludağ Exporters' Association (UİB) has been supporting its members by various instruments and activities within the frame of duties and responsibilities determined by legislation. Some of them are as follows Trade development activities,
- State subsidies for exporters,
- Training programs,
- Seminars and conference organizations,
- Inward Processing Regime
The Uludağ Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters' Association (UYMSİB) was established in Bursa in 1987 as part of the Uludağ Exporters' Association.
UYMSİB keeps exporters informed with the various seminars and panels it organizes over the course of the year. In addition, besides the events that UYMSİB organizes, the association determines the problems encountered in exporting produce, suggesting solutions and playing an active role in bringing to life the various problem-solving applications.
As UYMSİB, as of 2022, our exports are $144,8 million, a decrease by 9,2% on a value basis compared to the previous year. When we look at the export figures we have realized on the basis of product group; Among our prominent export items are black and green olives, Bursa black figs, cherries, tomatoes, pears, peaches, peppers, pomegranates, mandarins, quince, lemons, apples and apricots. Our most important export markets are Germany, Romania, France, Austria, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Sweden, Netherlands, France, Austria, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Sweden, United Kingdom in the European Union, and another important market is the Russian Federation, Middle East countries and Hong Kong in the Far East. European Union Countries have the most important share in our exports.
As Uludağ Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters' Association, we continue our efforts to increase the trade volume with our existing markets, as well as to be active in new markets, with the awareness of the continuation of the increase in demand for food on a global scale. We continue to increase our awareness in world markets such as cherries, sour cherries, olives, figs, quinces, pears and peaches, to which we exported the most last year.
We carried out studies to introduce Bursa Black Figs to the Far East and many other countries. We started the 4-year Turquality Project with the target product groups of Bursa Black Fig and Quince in the Canadian market, which is an important importer country for the fresh fruit and vegetable sector. As the Association, we realized the "UR-GE Project to Increase the Awareness of Bursa Black in Various Geographies" in order to introduce the "Bursa Black Fig," which has become the symbol of Bursa in 2022 and has geographical indication registration, to the world.
UYMSİB will continue to carry on its activities in the coming years, such as information meetings, evaluation meetings where sector representatives come together to increase exports, cooperation and coordination with sector stakeholders, sectoral seminars, meetings, trade delegations, and panels, which are our activities in the past years, will.