Türkiye Exporters Assembly
Türkiye Exporters Assembly (TİM) is the umbrella organization of our Exporters Associations whose roots go back to the Turkish Joint Stock Company of Live Animal Exporters Association established by the Decree numbered 2/6107 and dated 4 March 1937, on the instructions of Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of our Republic. TİM's main objective is to provide direction to Türkiye's foreign trade, determine its export policy, develop market diversity and facilitate the competitive edge of exporters in the international arena.
TİM is the only umbrella organization of the Turkish exports, representing more than 140,000 exporters operating in 27 sectors registered under 61 Exporters Associations. Our Assembly, which was established in 1993 by the decision of the Council of Ministers, carries on its activities within the framework of the Law published in the Official Gazette in 2009 (July 3, 2009, Official Gazette, Issue: 27277, Law No. 5910 on the Establishment and Duties of Türkiye Exporters Assembly and the Exporters Associations).
The primary mission of our institution is to achieve the goal of a “Türkiye with a trade surplus” through increasing the volume of a sustainable foreign trade, developing bilateral commerical, social and cultural relations with the commercial partner countries we cooperate with, and to serve as a bridge between the private and the public sectors during the activities to be held in line with this goal.
TİM firmly carries out activities aimed at removing all obstacles to industry, production, and exports by ensuring the uninterrupted continuation of dialogue between the public sector and our exporters. Our Assembly, which prepares strategic plans for the development of the country's economy and exports, shares them with the Government and coordinates important projects such as exports strategy, innovation strategy and incubation centers.
TİM, which is increasingly effective with its audience through its affiliated Exporters Associations, also coordinates relations with the foreign trade communities abroad. Within this framework, our Assembly aims at developing its relations with other foreign trade development organizations such as the International Trade Center (ITC), and Chambers of Trade and Industry.
TİM conducts many organizations and trade delegations to ensure the promotion of the commercial activities of the Turkish exporters abroad; it plays an important role in the development of relations by signing goodwill contracts with countries that are commercial partners. In addition, TİM conducts research activities on the reputation of Turkish goods abroad and field research essays on the awareness, reliability, and preference of Turkish goods.
TİM contributes to the efforts of providing many incentives and supports to ensure exporters have an advantage in production and foreign trade; by creating an ecosystem in R&D, design, and entrepreneurship, it also helps our entrepreneurs to open up abroad and achieve success in the international arena. For this goal, our Assembly carries out projects such as “Focused InoSuit Program” designed to improve the innovative edge of exporting companies as well as “TİM-TEB Global Houses” aiming at supporting high value-added startups.
TİM is one of the most important actors in the ever-rising chart of the Turkish economy due to its success in the national and international arena having determined its final goal as achieving a “Türkiye with a trade surplus” and continues its activities in line with this purpose.