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Doing business in Turkey

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Turkey.

Useful links

Ease of Doing Business in Turkey
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.

Guides

Exporting to Turkey
Regularly updated guide produced by UK Trade and Investment for companies looking to do business in this country. Sections include:

  • challenges
  • growth potential
  • opportunities
  • start-up considerations
  • legal considerations
  • tax and customs considerations
  • entry requirements.

Doing business in Turkey
Country guide published by HSBC in association with PwC in March 2013. Sections cover:

  • conducting business
  • taxation
  • audit and accountancy
  • employment law
  • trade
  • banking.

Global Trader guide to global markets
Export guide published in association with British Chambers of Commerce featuring a profile of this country along with overviews of key industry sectors and regional trends.

Doing Business in Turkey
Country guide from Baker Tilly International providing an overview of rules and regulations covering business entities and accounting, finance and investment, employment regulations and tax. Published in December 2011.

Investment in Turkey
Guide produced by KPMG in February 2011. Chapters cover investment incentives, foreign trade and customs, legal requirements, taxation, labour and mergers and acquisitions activity.

Investor's Guide
Guide from the Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Investment Support & Promotion Agency. Includes information on establishing a business, financing, incentives and costs of doing business in Turkey. There is an investment process wizard which details the investment process for different sectors.

Import and export

Market Access Database
Useful guidance covering this region compiled by the European Commission aimed at EU countries exporting to the rest of the world. The Exporter's Guide to Import Formalities lists relevant import procedures, documents and requirements by product code and country or customs area.

Law and regulation

Doing Business Law Library: Turkey
Links to business laws and regulations collated by the World Bank. Topics include:

  • banking and credit laws
  • bankruptcy and collateral laws
  • commercial and company laws
  • labour laws
  • land and building laws
  • securities laws
  • tax laws
  • trade laws.

The float guide: How to float a company on the Turkish Securities Exchange
Overview prepared by the International Bar Association in 2012 describing the process for initial public offering (IPO) by companies. The guide explains the steps involved and offers a typical timetable.

Doing business in… Country Q&A tool
Useful tool from Practical Law that allows users to compare summaries of key legal issues across several jurisdictions, including this country. Summaries cover:

  • the legal system
  • foreign investment
  • business vehicles
  • employment
  • tax
  • competition
  • intellectual property
  • marketing agreements
  • e-commerce
  • data protection
  • product liability.

Forums and support networks

Turkish British Chamber of Commerce & Industry
A support network for promoting business and trade between Britain and Turkey.

British Chamber of Commerce of Turkey
Organisation promoting bilateral trade.

Middle East Association
UK-based organisation promoting commercial engagement with the Middle East and North Africa.

Embassies and consulates

Publications

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Articles and books in the Library collection

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