UTIKAD Executive Board Chairman Emre Eldener and UTIKAD Board Member and Highway Working Group President Ayşem Ulusoy; Turkey Exporters Assembly President Ismail Shot and Turkey Exporters Assembly Deputy Chairman Basaran Bayrakil Kapıkule, visited the Hamzabeyli and İpsala Customs authorities.
Problems at customs gates were discussed within the scope of the visits. UTIKAD President Emre Eldener said, "If we can increase our vehicles leaving all our Bulgarian and Greek borders to 1000 vehicles per day, there will be an additional service export figure of approximately 1 billion euros per year."
UTIKAD Executive Board Chairman Emre Eldener and UTIKAD Board Member and Highway Working Group President Ayşem Ulusoy; With the invitation of TIM President İsmail Gülle, 16 October 2020 Friday, Edirne Governor Ekrem Canalp, Trakya Customs and Foreign Trade Regional Manager Mr. Yaşar Yaman Ocak and Hamzabeyli Customs Manager Mr. Hayati Demir visited in their offices. Within the scope of the visit, which was attended by TIM President İsmail Gülle as well as TİM Deputy Chairman Başaran Bayrak, the current situation at customs was observed on site.
Especially that last period in increasing order rates with long-T consists of tail and pointed out that the long wait at the border of cargo UTIKAD President Emre Eldener, "Turkey in the Agility of the most important exit door to Europe TR tail problem of order to solve Appointment Virtual Queue System (RSSS) has been put into use, but appointments are given 4 days later ”. Expressing that the vehicles headed towards the Hamzabeyli Border Gate due to this situation, UTIKAD Chairman of the Board Emre Eldener said, “Today we saw the vehicle queues in Hamzabeyli, which reached approximately 14 kilometers with our eyes. The waiting period in Hamzabeyli is also 2,5 days. Mr. İsmail Gülle and Mr. Başaran Bayrak also had the opportunity to observe the situation on site ”.
Roses of Turkey Exporters Assembly as President of seeing this place and these visits are Eldener UTIKAD delegation also expressed the great importance of the realization that together with; “Because we have clearly seen that our exporters suffer at least as much as logistics professionals. As our TIM President said, the freight waiting at the border belongs to the exporter and the exporter suffers from this situation. For this reason, we should take steps together in order to increase sensitivity to the problems experienced at border gates. The President of TIM himself stated that on the Bulgarian side, some high-level initiatives should be taken to open the doors a little more and accept more vehicles ”.
IT IS POSSIBLE TO INCREASE SERVICE EXPORT
Emphasizing that if the problems in customs are solved, the number of service exports will increase, Eldener said, “If you can pass 300 vehicles across the border per day, considering an average freight cost of 3 thousand 500 Euros - currently the freight rates are higher - you can create a logistics service export of approximately 1 million Euros per day. . This makes at least 365 million euros a year. If we can increase our vehicles leaving all our Bulgarian and Greek borders to 1000 vehicles per day, there will be an additional service export figure of approximately 1 billion Euros. I say this without adding the cost of exports of goods. Therefore, we have to open these borders. "This is the numerical dimension of this" he said.
At the end of the visits, Eldener thanked TIM President İsmail Gülle for his kind invitation and fruitful meetings. He also expressed his satisfaction with the development of mutual dialogue between TIM and the logistics sector.