About AKIB

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