About AKIB

The organization of the exporters in our country began in 1937, in order to solve the problems met in the sale of our products to foreign countries and to meet the need to sell them at their value. On March 19th, 1940, the exporters got united under a single status.

The first of the Exporters 'Association was founded with the decree no 2/6107 signed on March, 4th 1937 upon proposition no 4887/62 submitted by the Minister of Economy on January 30th , 1937 by virtue of the Article 7 of the Law no 3018, bearing the signature of our Great Leader Atatürk.

Mediterranean Exporter Associations began its activities in 1940 with three exporters' associations: Çukurova Cotton Exporters' Association, Livestock Exporters' Association of South Provinces and Mersin Grain, Pulses and Oily Seeds Exporters' Association and nowadays, 8 different Exporters' Associations are gathered under the same roof. You can find hereafter the Associations according to the date of foundation, the foundation stages and the related decisions.

Name of the Association Date of foundation Related Decision
Çukurova Cotton Exporters' Association. 1939 2/13094
Çukurova Cotton Exporters' Association 14689 7/9800
Çukurova Yarn, Raw Clothing and Textile Exporters' Association 27506 86/11159
Mediterranean Textile and Raw Clothing Exporters' Association 31715 2/13093
Livestock Exporters' Association of South Provinces 14689 4/9006
Turkey Fresh Water and Sea Products Exporters' Association of South Coasts 20950 86/11159
Mediterranean water products and animal products Exporters' Association 31715 2/13094
Mersin Grain, Pulses and Oily Seeds Exporters' Association 14689 86/11159
Exporters' Association    
Turkey Citrus Exporters Association 31715 4/8231
Mediterranean Fresh Fruit, Vegetables and related products Exporters' Association 20761 86/11159
Mediterranean Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Exporters' Association 31715 HDTM-İhr93/7
Turkey Forest Products Exporters' Association 34212 7/6624
Forest Products Exporters' Association    
Mediterranean Wood and Forestry Products Exporters 'Association 26827 86/11159
Çukurova Ready-Made Garment and Confection Exporters 'Association 31715 83/6808
Mediterranean Ready-Made Garment and Confection Exporters 'Association 30502 86/11159
Mediterranean Chemicals and Chemical Product Exporters 'Association 31715 HDTM-İhr93-7
Mediterranean Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals Exporters 'Association 34212 HDTM-İhr93-7


As the Mediterranean Exporter Associations offers services in a large area, it has settled liaison offices in different towns as o Adana, Antakya, İskenderun, Karaman and Kayseri.


Antakya Liaison Office 1947
İskenderun Liaison Office 1947
Adana Liaison Office 1964
Kayseri Liaison Office 1984
Karaman Liaison Office 1998