The British Chamber of Commerce of Turkey (BCCT)

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The British Chamber of
Commerce of Turkey (BCCT)
Ms Gozde Kutlu
Who are we?
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Established in 1887 for the promotion of
Anglo - Turkish trade
- One of the oldest chambers in Turkey
- Second oldest outside the UK
Who are we?
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Working very closely with the Trade
Departments of British Embassy and the
British Consulate General
A member of the Council of British Chambers
of Commerce in Continental Europe (COBCOE)
Statement of Purpose
The aim of the BCCT is to help business people
develop business between the United Kingdom
and Turkey.
Services
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Replying to enquiries on trade issues, collecting
required information about companies in both
countries.
Finding distributors, representatives and agents
for you
Services
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Providing financial status reports and credit
checks on Turkish companies
Handling market researchs to individual needs
Services
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Providing information on special legislation and
statistical data concerning bi-lateral trade
between the UK and Turkey, and general
information regarding the economies of both
countries
Making referrals to legal and financial contacts
for consultation
Services
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Assisting British and Turkish businessmen in
dealing with problems encountered in trading
with their respective countries
Providing the use of reference library and
network of contacts to those seeking business
partners either in the UK or in Turkey
Services
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Arranging itineraries, appointments, hotel travel
reservations, car rental services, etc.
Helping to find translators and interpreters
Using the Chamber premises located conveniently
near the British Consulate General
How we have helped Bemrose
1) Giving information about the specific sector
2) Providing assistance on how they should
approach the market
- Market research
- Identifying possible key clients
How we have helped Bemrose
3) Setting up their appointments
- Finding translators and interpreters
- Arranging car rentals, accommodation and
flight tickets
How we have helped Bemrose
4) Assisting them when they get stuck with
the bureaucracy
- Accompanying to meetings
- Acting as an neutral intermediary
Summary
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Turkey is a land of opportunities.
- Joining EU has become more realistic.
- Use Turkey as a stepping stone to other markets!
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Local assistance is vital in the market.
- You might find it challenging, do find local partners!
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The Chamber would be pleased to help you by
providing business services and advice
The British Chamber of
Commerce of Turkey (BCCT)
Ms Gozde Kutlu

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