Turkey has reopened its market to U.S. dairy products, following a lapse in market access for nearly three years when Turkish and U.S. officials negotiated to renew a certificate that Turkey requires for imports. Turkey currently imports around $200 million each year in specialty products such as cheese, butter, infant formula and lactose.
“We’re pleased to learn this hiatus is over and that American dairy companies once again have access to Turkey, a market that was worth $24.2 million for U.S. dairy in 2014,” said Beth Hughes, IDFA senior director of international affairs.
Under the new certificate, the United States can export products such as butter, cheese, ice cream, milk and cream, whey and milk powders, and yogurt.
For more information, read "Turkey Dairy Export Certification Program" on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service website.
Members with questions may contact Beth Hughes, IDFA senior director of international affairs, at email@example.com.