Welcome to Tarsus Chamber Of Commerce And Industry
In Turkey Chambers of Commerce and industry are important professional representative bodies and membership is compulsory. The chambers play a very important and active role in the day-to-day life of businesses. These organisations have an integral part to play in the structure of commerce and business and their influence on socio-economic life impacts locally, nationally and internationally. The statutory obligation for all individuals with companies to be a member of a chamber relevant to their activity and region makes Turkish Chambers very powerful semi-public entities.
Our roles include:
• Informing and supporting members with legislation and legislative changes
• To help identify and solve issues relating to doing business in and with Turkey’s private sector.
• Helping to create and maintain a strong local economy
• Promoting the community nationally and internationally
• Providing networking opportunities for local businesses
• To improve business and investment environments domestically and abroad
• Representing businesses in discussions at Government level
Tarsus History: Tarsus is one of the most ancient inhabited cities in the world. While the first founders of the city are anonymous, the excavations in Gözlükule revealed relics from the Neolithic period (5000 B.C) when the first settlements began indicates that the city existed since very early periods.
Tarsus Industry Today and In the Past
The amenability of Çukurova to all kinds of agriculture and the abundance of raw materials for industry was the most important factor in the development of Tarsus industry. In the second half of the 1800s, foreign countries which have always been aware of the strong potential of the region, were quick to open the scutching factories, the first means of processing cotton. In 1863, an English merchant called Gont opened a scutching factories in Tarsus, Adana and Mersin. During the Ottoman period....