Türkiye Exporters Assembly
Türkiye Exporters Assembly (TİM) is to give direction to Türkiye's foreign trade, determine export policy, improve market diversity, and for facilitating the competition of exporters in the international arena; its roots, on the instructions of Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of our Republic; It is the umbrella organization of our Exporters Associations based on Turkish Joint Stock Company of The Union of Exporters of Live Animal, which was established by Decree No. 2/6107 on March 4, 1937.
TİM is the only umbrella organization of Turkish exports, representing more than 103,000 exporters with 27 sectors, 61 Exporters Association. Our Assembly, which was established in 1993 by the decision of the Council of Ministers, continues 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 Türkiye Exporters Assembly and Law on the Establishment and Duties of Exporters Associations).
The primary mission of our institution, to achieve the goal of Türkiye which gives foreign trade surplus, to increase the volume of sustainable foreign trade, to develop bilateral trade, social and cultural relations with the commercial partner countries we cooperate with, and to serve as a bridge between the private sector and the public in the activities to be held in line with this goal.
TİM, strongly carries out activities aimed at removing all obstacles to industry, production, and exports to ensure the uninterrupted continuation of dialogue between the public and exporters. Our Assembly, which prepares and shares strategic plans for the development of the country's economy and exports with the Government, coordinates important works such as export 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 and has determined its final goal as achieving “Türkiye With Foreign Trade Surplus” and continuing its activities in line with this purpose.