Turkey planning model custom, trade logistical centers: Minister

Turkey planning model custom, trade logistical centers: Minister

ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency

Turkey will establish model custom and trade centers in order to boost the country’s share in the global logistic market, Customs and Trade Minister Bülent Tufenkci said on May 9.

“The model will add considerable value to the Turkish economy and business circles by using various innovative approaches in its planning, financing, and management,” Tufenkci told a conference held in Istanbul.

Saying that Turkey serves as a natural bridge between Asia and Europe, he added that the country has significant advantages for logistics centers globally.

The minister also stated that Turkey’s advantageous geographical location allows it to take steps to create a global brand in e-trade and logistics.

The centers carry great importance for pushing Turkey’s potential, he said.

“Our models’ main approach has principles of comprehensive and professional planning, bringing together all logistic sector shareholders, modern opportunities and multimode transportation infrastructure, incentives and simplified customs transactions, and operating and management models based on public-private partnership,” Tüfenkci said.

The first center will be set up in Istanbul for its geographical location, population, and foreign trade volume, he said.