Exports represent the most important component of foreign trade which is of crucial importance to the development of a country. Increased exports lead to wealth generated in the country while boosting production efficiency. Being aware of this country, our country established the first exporters' Association in 1937 in accordance with a decree signed by Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK.
Presently, there are a total of 60 exporters' Associations which have been established with a view to contributing to increase in exports, promoting solidarity among exporters, organizing professional activities and relationships of exporters, finding solutions to their problems, and providing guidance. The Associations are active in 26 export-oriented industries.
Operating at 66 points in parallel with the rapidly growing national economy, exporters' Associations have included almost all export centers in 31 provinces, including 35 online service bureaus and 13 within the organization of the Secretary General's Office in their direct service coverage area as part of their policy to offer their services to exporters in their respective areas.
Exporters who conduct their business in different industries join the related exporters' Association depending on their area of operations. Each Exporters' Association has a board of directors whose members are elected once in four years.
The Central Anatolian Exporters Association which is abbreviated to OAIB was established in Ankara in 1989 with a view to offering services to cement, glass, ceramic, and earthenware products.