Erkan Zandar, President of the Aegean Leather and Leather Products Exporters Association, stated that South Korea has the potential to become a very attractive export market for the leather industry and that they are planning two sectoral trade delegations for South Korea in the coming period.
Speaking at the iftar organized by the Aegean Leather and Leather Products Exporters Association at the Izmir Tennis Club, Zandar said, “We organized a study visit to South Korea with Mustafa Şenocak, the Chairman of the Board of Istanbul Leather and Leather Products Exporters Association, on March 16-18, 2019. With its 55 million population and high purchasing power, South Korea has great opportunities for the Turkish leather industry. Annual leather and leather products imports are 6.7 billion dollars. while Turkey’s exports; At the level of $ 39 million in 2018. free trade agreement between South Korea and Turkey (STA) there. We have a chance to increase our trade quickly. In the upcoming period, we will organize two sectoral trade delegations, one for the shoe and saddlery sectors and one for the leather garment and fur industries, ”he said.