The first organization of the exporters in our country began in 1937, in order to solve the problems met in the sale of Turkish 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.
As as umbrella organization 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.
Nowadays, 8 different Exporters' Associations are gathered under the same roof. Below, you can find a list of the associations according to the date of foundation and the related decisions.
|Name of the Association||Date of foundation||Related Decision|
|Çukurova Cotton Exporters' Association.||1939||2/13094|
|Çukurova Cotton Exporters' Association||19.03.1940||7/9800|
|Çukurova Yarn, Raw Clothing and Textile Exporters' Association||22.04.1975||86/11159|
|Mediterranean Textile and Raw Clothing Exporters' Association||30.10.1986||2/13093|
|Livestock Exporters' Association of South Provinces||19.03.1940||4/9006|
|Turkey Fresh Water and Sea Products Exporters' Association of South Coasts||10.05.1957||86/11159|
|Mediterranean water products and animal products Exporters' Association||30.10.1986||2/13094|
|Mersin Grain, Pulses and Oily Seeds Exporters' Association||19.03.1940||86/11159|
|Turkey Citrus Exporters Association||30.10.1986||4/8231|
|Mediterranean Fresh Fruit, Vegetables and related products Exporters' Association||02.11.1956||86/11159|
|Mediterranean Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Exporters' Association||02.11.1956||HDTM-İhr93/7|
|Turkey Forest Products Exporters' Association||31.08.1993||7/6624|
|Forest Products Exporters' Association||12.06.1973||86/11159|
|Mediterranean Wood and Forestry Products Exporters 'Association||30.10.1986||83/6808|
|Çukurova Ready-Made Garment and Confection Exporters 'Association||05.07.1983||86/11159|
|Mediterranean Ready-Made Garment and Confection Exporters 'Association||30.10.1986||HDTM-İhr93-7|
|Mediterranean Chemicals and Chemical Product Exporters 'Association||31.08.1993||HDTM-İhr93-7|
|Mediterranean Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals Exporters 'Association||31.08.1993|
Since the Mediterranean Exporter Associations offers services in a large area, it has settled liaison offices in other cities close to Mersin.
|Antakya Liaison Office||1947|
|İskenderun Liaison Office||1947|
|Adana Liaison Office||1964|
|Kayseri Liaison Office||1984|
|Karaman Liaison Office||1998|