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Take your Place in İzmir

You can contact us for information about the business and investment environment in İzmir, for consultancy and for follow up services for all the required permit-license processes.

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Why Invest in İzmir?

İzmir, the second biggest trade hub of Turkey, offers the investors a wide range of production opportunities; combines rich natural resources with quality life standards; and promises economic and social competitive advantage.

REASONS TO INVEST IN İZMİR
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HIGHLY DEVELOPED INNOVATION AND R&D ECOSYSTEM

İzmir is one of the most favorable locations in the Middle East and the Mediterranean Regions to conduct research and development studies thanks to the advanced education opportunities and the importance placed on science and technology.

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HIGH QUALITY OF LIFE

With art exhibitions, concerts and movie screenings hosted all throughout the year, along with a rich historical and cultural background, İzmir offers a high standard of life.

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YOUNG AND DYNAMIC WORKFORCE

Having a 4.1 million population, 42% of which is under 30, İzmir promises a dynamic workforce.

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STRATEGIC LOCATION

İzmir is a major port city with 4 main ports and 12 private docks that utilizes its logistic advantages for access to foreign and domestic markets.

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DEVELOPED INVESTMENT INFRASTRUCTURE

Hosting 13 Organized Industrial Zones, 4 Technology Development Zones and 2 Free Zones, İzmir offers an ideal investment environment and infrastructure to investors.

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POWERFUL ECONOMY

İzmir is a natural distribution center with a foreign trade volume of $17.1 billion and more than 4500 export companies.

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KEY SECTORS

Focusing on new sectors that produce and use technology in line with its strategic vision, İzmir offers wide opportunities to investors with large infrastructure investments and clustering potential in these areas. With its extensive supplier networks, cheap and easily accessible raw material potential and qualified personnel specialized in different fields, it also offers opportunities for investors in the industrial machinery, food and beverage, chemical and tourism sectors.

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Having the first wind power plant established in Turkey, İzmir is a pioneer city in renewable energy with 1333 MW of installed power which is estimated to reach 1500 MW within 2 years.

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İzmir provides profitable investment opportunities to its investors with its climate that receives 300 days of sun a year, high solar radiation and subsidiary industry that supports the sector.

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Businesses located outside of Technoparks but having more than 15 R&D or Design personnel are accepted as R&D / Design Centers and can benefit from various tax incentives.

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İzmir performs above the average of Turkey in terms of the number of businesses, employment and share in turnover as well as the size of the scale, turnover per business and productivity rate.

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İzmir mainly hosts companies that produce petroleum and petroleum products, detergents, soaps, pharmaceutical chemicals, paints.

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The production of food products ranks second with a 15.5% share within the sectoral distribution of the industrial businesses in İzmir.

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Success Stories

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Year: 2015

Sector: I&C Technologies - Success Stories

Founded in 2003 in England, Monitise is a technology firm which transfers pioneering international firms to mobile. Monitise helps its partners which operate in banking, e-commerce, payment, security

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Year: 2015

Sector: I&C Technologies - Success Stories

Ericsson was founded in 1876 in Sweden by Lars Magnus Ericsson and it is one of world's pioneering communication technology companies. The company has over 110.000 employees in 180 countries including

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Year: 2015

Sector: I&C Technologies - Success Stories

The Competence Call Center (CCC) which was founded in Australia on July 1st 1998, started operating in İzmir in October 2015. The call volume of the center which serves at 15 different locations in 8

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Sector: Wind Energy - Success Stories

One of the world's largest composite wing producers American Tillotson Pearson Inc. (TPI Composites, Inc), was established in United States, Arizona in 1968. TPI first started wind turbine blade produ

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Year: 2008

Sector: Chemical - Success Stories

SOCAR Turkey Enerji A.Ş. is the energy distribution division of the state petroleum company of Azerbaijan, SOCAR, one of the largest petroleum and gas companies in the world. It operates in the are

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Year: 2011

Sector: Chemical - Success Stories

Kansai Altan Boya Sanayi A.Ş. is a paint company with an annual production capacity of 60 thousand tons, situated on a 100 thousand m² land in İzmir. It manufactures 75% of its polymer requirement in

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Sector: Food And Beverage - Success Stories

Tetra Pak is one of the world's leading liquid food processing and packaging manufacturers. Tetra Pak, with close to 20,000 employees in more than 150 countries, provides safe products to its customer

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Sector: Food And Beverage - Success Stories

Called Tesco PLC abroad, Tesco Kipa A.Ş., is a UK based company which operates in 13 countries globally. Tesco-Kipa is one of the leading retailers in Turkey with a total of 115 stores, including 7

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Sector: Food And Beverage - Success Stories

Founded in 1974 in Germany by Joseph Wilhelm, Rapunzel started importing dried fruit and nuts from Turkey in 1976. The company sells to Germany and other countries in Europe through 5.000 different

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Sector: Industrial Machinery- Success Stories

The MAHLE Group is one of the 30 largest companies in the automotive supply industry worldwide. In 2008, the new regional warehouse of MAHLE Aftermarket in Izmir, begins operations. Nine months aft

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Sector: Industrial Machinery- Success Stories

Johnson Controls conducts the production of automobile parts and systems; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles as well as energy and operating efficie

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Sector: Industrial Machinery- Success Stories

Founded in 1911 in Denver (USA), Gates is a leading manufacturer of high tech rubber belts and hoses for industrial, hydraulic, agricultural and automotive applications. It has been operating in İzmir

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Setting Up in İzmir

Find detailed information on choosing investment location, company establishment, license and permit operations and the investment process here.

ESTABLISHING A COMPANY

Due to the practices aimed at foreign investors in Turkey being based on the principles of anti-discrimination and equal treatment, any rights and liabilities valid for national investors are valid also for foreign investors.

DOING BUSINESS IN İZMİR
Investment Areas

There are three types of special investment zones offering various advantages for different types of investments. İzmir offers the possibility to benefit from many tax exemptions and incentives to investors depending on the area which is choosen to invest.

ADVANTAGES OF INVESTMENT AREAS

Invesment Incentıves System

The new investment incentives scheme is specifically designed to encourage investments with the potential to reduce dependency on the importation of intermediate goods vital to the country’s strategic sectors. The investment incentives system is comprised of six different schemes, each applying to the sector and the amount of the investment.

DETAILED INFORMATION
GENERAL INCENTIVE SYSTEM
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VAT

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CUSTOMS DUTY

FREE LAND ALLOCATION

REGIONAL INCENTIVE APPLICATIONS
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VAT

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CUSTOMS DUTY

FREE LAND ALLOCATION

%55

CORPORATE TAX REDUCTİON

3 YIL

SOCIAL SECURTY PREMIUM SUPPORT

MEDIUM-HIGH TECH PRODUCTION INCENTIVE
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VAT

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CUSTOMS DUTY

FREE LAND ALLOCATION

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CORPORATE TAX REDUCTİON

6 Yıl

SOCIAL SECURTY PREMIUM SUPPORT

LOW RATE OF INTEREST

PRIORITY INVESTMENT INCENTIVE
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VAT

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CUSTOMS DUTY

FREE LAND ALLOCATION

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CORPORATE TAX REDUCTİON

7 Yıl

SOCIAL SECURTY PREMIUM SUPPORT

LOW RATE OF INTEREST

VAT REFUND

LARGE SCALE INVESTMENT INCENTIVE
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VAT

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CUSTOMS DUTY

FREE LAND ALLOCATION

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CORPORATE TAX REDUCTİON

3 YIL

SOCIAL SECURTY PREMIUM SUPPORT

STRATEGIC INVESTMENT INCENTIVE
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VAT

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CUSTOMS DUTY

FREE LAND ALLOCATION

%90

CORPORATE TAX REDUCTİON

7 Yıl

SOCIAL SECURTY PREMIUM SUPPORT

LOW RATE OF INTEREST

VAT REFUND

Contact Us

You can contact us for information about the business and investment environment in İzmir, for consultancy and for follow up services for all the required permit-license processes.

Address

Akdeniz Mahallesi, Cumhuriyet Blv No:63 EBSO Binası 1. Kat, 35210 Konak/İzmir

Phone

+90 232 489 85 05

E-Mail
ydo@izka.org.tr