MTC is organising Malaysian companies’ participation in INTERMOB 2017, Istanbul, Turkey. The 20th International Furniture Side Industry Accessories, Forestry Products and Wood Technology Fair (INTERMOB) will be held at the Tuyap Fair Convention and Congress Centre, Istanbul, Turkey. The event will offer exhibitors an opportunity to showcase their products and develop contacts with construction & building materials industry players, wood joinery, furniture manufacturers and importers. INTERMOB is the most prominent and specialised wood products and wood technologies trade fair in Turkey with an extensive range of products such as timber, timber products, furniture accessories, chemicals, manufacturing tools and equipment. The 2016 edition which was held from 22-26 October 2016 attracted participation of 449 exhibitors from 22 countries.
The fair is well attended by timber importers, furniture manufacturers, interior designers, architects, engineers, wholesale dealers, retailers, carpenters, building material manufacturers and construction suppliers from across the region which include countries such as Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, North Africa and neighbouring European countries.
It is also important to note that Turkey and Malaysia signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) which came into effect on 1 August 2015 allowing zero duties on import of goods from Malaysia and vice versa. The treaty gives preferential treatment on goods produced and bearing Certificate of Origin (CoO) from Malaysia.