Turkish HVAC&R Sector Scales up Commercial Targets in Uzbekistan

16 February 2021 Issue:

Turkish HVAC&R Sector organized 2021’s first virtual trade delegation visit to Uzbekistan. 

263 business talks were held as part of the virtual trade delegation visit to Uzbekistan on 26-28 January 2021, organized by the Turkish HVAC&R Exporters’ Association. 20 Turkish and 77 Uzbek companies took part in the organization, where participants had a change to discuss many a topic, notably the development and improvement of commercial ties. Turkish delegation included representatives from exporters of heating, cooling, instalment, ventilation, and air conditioning products. Uzbekistan Virtual Trade Delegation Visit officially commenced on 25 January 2021 through an informative meeting where Mr. İsmail Gülle, Chairman of Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TİM), Mr. Abdullah Yavuz Türker, Tashkent Commercial Counsellor, Mr. Mehmet Şanal, Chairman of Turkish HVAC&R Exporters’ Association (İSİB), Mr. Levent Aydın, İSİB Board Member and head of the delegation, and representatives from attending companies. Following the bilateral business meetings on 26-27-28 January 2021, compensatory meetings were also held. 263 business talks were held with the representatives of 77 HVAC&R companies from Uzbekistan. The meetings were held on Zoom software, and participants from Uzbekistan included representatives from importing, construction and contracting services as well as consultancy companies.

Reflecting on the event, Mr. Levent Aydın, İSİB Board Member and head of the virtual trade delegation, said the organization marked a successful beginning to 2021. “Uzbekistan imports HVAC&R products worth USD 1,8 billion every year. As such, it is one of the most important markets for Turkey. Turkish HVAC&R sector currently accounts for 8% of Uzbekistan’s HVAC&R exports. Member companies attending in the virtual trade delegation visit were able to establish mutual ties that will be translated into exports in the future. We intend to increase our market share in Uzbekistan to 10% in 2021. We believe that the mutual relations between countries and sectors will improve even more after the pandemic, and we will increase our commercial targets. We will continue to organize such meeting that will provide the ground for exports in the future. In the meantime, we will continue to support our member companies.”