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Tübitak Marmara Research Free Trade Zone

The Tubitak Marmara Research Centre Technological (TEKSEB) is a Free Trade Zone devoted to research and development operations. The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), is the main partner of this free trade zone.

We can incorporate your Turkish company and assist with obtaining a free trade operating licence for the Tübitak Marmara Research Free Zone (FTZ).

Activities which can be carried out in the Tubitak Marmara Free Trade Zone:

  • Designing, analysing, testing and selling products of R&D (Research-Development) efforts
  • Designing new products
  • Developing new technology
  • Purchasing new materials and components for R&D products
  • Engineering services
  • Developing prototype and limited production based on R&D and High Technology
  • Software and system support operations
  • Selling, packaging, storage and exhibition of products
  • Technical support operations

Free Trade Zone Advantages - Tübitak Marmara Research (FTZ)

  • No limitation on the proportion of foreign capital investment within the Free Trade Zone
  • Currencies used in the zone are convertible foreign currencies dealt by the Central Bank of Turkey
  • No restrictions regarding price, standards or quality of goods in the Turkish Free Trade Zones
  • Close to the Middle East Market and EU markets
  • Goods can remain in the Free Trade Zone without any time limit
  • Sales to the domestic Turkish market are allowed
  • Free Trade Zone companies can purchase goods and services from Turkey without paying value added tax
  • Infrastructure is competitive with international standards
  • Exempt from the income and corporate taxes until the end of the taxation period of the year Turkey becomes a full member of the European Union
  • Income or corporate tax exemption continues during the period of your operating licence

Within the free trade zone companies can lease New Technology Buildings or there are open sites available for investors wishing to construct their own facilities.

Operating Licence Application Procedures - Tübitak Marmara

  • We incorporate your Limitet Þirket company in Turkey
  • We complete your Free Trade Zone Operating Licence Application Form
  • Your application fee is then deposited with the Central Bank of Turkey
  • We submitted your application form which is then assessed by the Free Trade Zone Founder and Operator (TEKSEB) and the Undersecretariat of Foreign Trade (UFT) General Directorate of Free Trade Zones
  • A lease agreement or sales contract is then made with the Free Trade Zone Founder and Operator (TEKSEB)
  • We apply to the UFT General Directorate Of Free Trade Zones with your lease agreement
  • You receive your Operating Licence and can start business in the Tübitak Marmara Research Free Trade Zone