DBT Chemicals Trade Mission to Turkey

5-6 October 2023: Istanbul

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The Department for Business & Trade (DBT) is delighted to invite businesses from across the UK to submit an expression of interest to participate in a trade mission to Turkey. The mission programme is designed for businesses who operate in the chemical sectors, as well as associated supply chains. 

About Turkey

The Turkish chemical sector is significantly reliant on imports in terms of raw materials and technology, and the untapped trade potential for UK chemical and pharmaceutical companies is huge. In 2022, UK businesses exported £336m in chemicals related products and services to Turkey. 

Since the pandemic, global supply chains are being reconfigured. This creates some clear opportunities for large scale investments, with a view to achieving fewer supply chain disruptions. Covid-19 has also created space for innovation within technological developments such as polymer recycling, 3D printing and integrating a longer-term renewable energy source.

About the Programme

The precise programme is in development, and we will respond to participant interest as far as possible. It is expected the programme will include:

  • Virtual pre-visit training programme to prepare your business for the mission
  • In-market briefing including Turkish Reach (KKDIK)
  • Visit to chemical related trade shows
  • B2B meetings with potential buyers
  • Introductions to in-market representation and stakeholders

The mission will be designed to put your business in the best possible position to make the most of the visit, and provide a unique opportunity to explore your business potential in this market. 


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  DBT Chemicals Trade Mission to Turkey  
  Date: 5 - 6 October 2023  
  Location: Istanbul  
  Cost: Delegation members will be required to pay for their own travel, subsistence and any additional hotel costs. There is no additional participation charge.  

Contact DBT 


If you have any queries relating to international trade why not contact us. With staff in offices across the globe, we can help you find the answers.

  Email: DBT-Chemicals-Team@trade.gov.uk  
  Visit: great.gov.uk  
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Places are limited, so please register your interest via the link below by 22 September 2023. We will contact you to confirm your place as soon as possible after your registration. 

During the sign up process you will also get the opportunity to provide further details about your business and your export experience to support your registration.




For any other export related enquiries contact the Department for Business and Trade at DBT-Chemicals-Team@trade.gov.uk or call our export support service on 0300 303 8955.