On an international mission, Abapa strengthens the presence of Brazilian cotton in Türkiye and Egypt

Turkey is the fifth largest global importer of cotton and the fifth largest importer of fiber produced in Brazil

21.05.2024 | 13:45 (UTC -3)
Nádia Brescovici Borges, Cultivar Magazine edition
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The Egypt and Türkiye Mission, work of Cotton Brazil, ended this weekend with a positive result. The president of the Bahian Association of Cotton Producers (Abapa), Luiz Carlos Bergamaschi, and the entity's vice-president, Alessandra Zanotto, participated in the final stage of the agenda with a visit to both countries, seeking to assess market receptivity and increase participation of Brazilian cotton in imports from the spinning industries. 

Turkey is the fifth largest global importer of cotton and the fifth largest importer of fiber produced in Brazil. Since 2023, the Egyptian government has allowed the import of Brazilian cotton, starting trade relations between the two nations and including Egypt among Cotton Brazil's priority countries. Currently, the country is the 13th largest cotton importer in the world.

 “Brazil is building important and solid commercial relationships initiated through Cotton Brazil. These are relevant and strategic markets interested in our cotton, a commodity that presents economic competitiveness and fiber quality and volume to meet market demand. This good reception of the Cotton Brazil Mission is the result of work started by people who dedicated a lot to get us here. It’s time to continue and consolidate these relationships of trust in the work of Brazilian producers,” said Bergamaschi.

positive impacts 

Zanotto returned to Turkey after two years and participated in two seminars organized by Cotton Brazil during the mission. At the seminar in Turkey, which was attended by the Indian consultant and director of the company Wazir Advisors, Varun Vaid, data on the industrial scenario and global fiber consumption were presented. Zanotto highlighted the positive impacts of the previous visit: “Coming back here and hearing that the notes made two years ago were met shows that we are on the right path. Without a doubt, Turkey is an important country not only because of the demand, but because of the contributions they always make to our growth.”

After two years, vice-president Alessandra Zanotto returned to Turkey and participated in two seminars organized by Cotton Brazil during the mission. At the seminar in Turkey, which was attended by the Indian consultant and director of the company Wazir Advisors, Varun Vaid, data on the industrial scenario and global fiber consumption were presented. Zanotto highlighted the positive impacts of the previous visit: “Coming back here and hearing that the notes made two years ago were met shows that we are on the right path. Without a doubt, Turkey is an important country not only because of the demand, but because of the contributions they always make to our growth.”

In her speech, she reinforced the continuous actions and concern of Brazilian producers with sustainability, highlighting that Brazilian cotton farming is consolidated with serious work and compliance with the ESG agenda. “Abrapa is concerned with the economic sustainability of cotton farming in the country,” she confirmed.

In 2024, Cotton Brazil will carry out 12 more international missions, with ten target countries: China, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Turkey, Pakistan, Indonesia, India, Thailand, South Korea and Egypt.

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