Turkey Istanbul Atatürk Airport Free Trade Zone

The Istanbul Atatürk Airport (FTZ) maintains the highest trade volume in spite of the fact that it has the smallest area compared to the other Free Trade Zones in Turkey. The İstanbul Atatürk Airport Free Trade Zone (FTZ) total trade volume is 30 billion dollars over the last decade.

The founder and operator of Istanbul Atatürk Airport Free Trade Zone is ISBI A.S. (Istanbul Atatürk Airport Free Trade Zone Founder and Operator Inc.)

Free Trade Zone Advantages - İstanbul Atatürk

  • Sales to the domestic Turkish market are allowed
  • Free Trade Zone users can purchase goods and services from Turkey without paying value added tax
  • No procedural restrictions regarding price, standards or quality of goods in the Turkish Free Trade Zones
  • Exempt from the income or corporate taxes until the end of the taxation period of the year Turkey becomes full member of the European Union
  • Currencies used in the zone are convertible foreign currencies dealt by the Central Bank of Turkey
  • The goods in free circulation can be sent to Turkey or to the EU countries from the Free Trade Zone without any customs duty payment
  • Goods can remain in the zone without any time limit
Activities which can be carried out in the İstanbul Atatürk Free Trade Zone:
  • Trade
  • Banking and Insurance
  • Other

Operating Licence Application Procedures - Istanbul Atatürk

  • We incorporate your Limitet Þirket company in Turkey
  • An application is made to the Operator is (ISBI A.S.) and a work place in accordance with your request is determined
  • We complete your Free Trade Zone Operating Licence Application Form
  • Your application fee is then deposited with the Central Bank of Turkey in the Free Trade Zones Development Fund account
  • We submitted your application form which is then assessed by the Free Trade Zone Founder and Operator (ISBI A.S.) and the Undersecretariat of Foreign Trade (UFT) General Directorate of Free Trade Zones. The bank receipt is included with your application along with supporting documents
  • Apply to General Directorate of Free Trade Zones or to Free Trade Zone Directorate with a Petition
  • A lease agreement is then made with the Free Trade Zone Founder and Operator (ISBI A.S.)
  • We apply to the UFT General Directorate Of Free Trade Zones with your lease agreement
  • You receive your Operating Licence from the the General Directorate of Free Trade Zones, then you and can start business in the Istanbul Atatürk zone
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