Misirli said that his own company was making 80 percent of its exports to the United States. He added that he had to reject many trade opportunities after Turkish Lira gained value and the share of the United States in his company exports, decreased by 40 percent. .
Misirli stressed that a chain of outlets should be established in European countries to distribute Turkish textile products and ready-made clothing. .
Meanwhile, ‘Aegean Textile Exporters Association’ Chairman Jak Eskinazi said that companies, which manufacture goods after getting high volume of orders, have difficulties in the U.S. market. .
Noting that orders got by companies that produce goods under trademarks also decreased, Eskinazi said that earlier 25 percent of total exports from the Aegean region was oriented to the United States, but this amount decreased to 15 percent during the last year. .
Officials also said that textile exports to the United States made through Aegean Exporters Association decreased by 21 percent when compared with last year figure.