The Aegean Exportersí Associations, one of the unique examples of public and private sector cooperation established in Turkey, has built herself into a research, coordination, decision making and implementing institution, which works for the promotion of Turkeyís exports and provides the smooth and functional running of the relationships between the exporters and the law making system in a rational and dynamic way.

The first Exportersí Union, Izmir Dried Fruits Exportersí Union was founded in 1939, and followed by other Associations. Working in close collaboration with the Ministry of Economy, Aegean Exportersí Associations General Secretariat comprises of 12 different associations and serves over 8.000 member companies. The annual exports realized by the members of these 12 Associations account for approximately 10% of Turkeyís total exports.

With the support of the experience gained over the years in various fields of export promotion and the enthusiasm of her specialized personnel, the Aegean Exportersí Associations is committed to work for the development of exports of the Aegean Region and Turkey in general as well as the integration of member exporters with the world trade, for many years to come.

Our Associations and their establishment dates:

  • Aegean Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals Exportersí Association -04.09.1997
  • Aegean Leather and Leather Products Exporters ĎAssociation -01.07.1991
  • Aegean Apparel Exportersí Association -21.09.1978
  • Aegean Cereal, Pulse, Oil Seeds and Products Exporters' Association- 19.03.1940
  • Aegean Dried Fruit Products Exportersí Association -29.09.1939
  • Aegean Mineral Exportersí Association -02.09.1991
  • Aegean Furniture, Paper and Forest Products Exportersí Association -19.03.1940
  • Aegean Fisheries and Animal Products Exportersí Association -19.03.1940
  • Aegean Textile and Raw Materials Exportersí Association -19.03.1940
  • Aegean Tobacco Exportersí Association -17.04.1969
  • Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exportersí Association -11.05.1966
  • Aegean Olive and Olive Oil Exportersí Association -19.03.1940