Ministry of Economy


Turkey is the 16th largest economy in the world and has become an important actor with constantly increasing foreign trade volume and economic performance. It is expected that the Ministry of Economy will become one of the 10 largest economies of the world by 2023, the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey, and our annual exports will reach up to 500 billion dollars through an export oriented production structure.

Global trade is passing through a period during which economic integration strategies are more visible and strategies for access to markets are applied at the global scale. Additionally, countries develop active strategies in export markets and try to increase their market shares in this period. This period and 2023 Vision of Turkey requires managing economy and foreign trade policies based on a new approach and structure. Within the framework of export-led growth model, the need to an institutional structuring was taken into account for the first time in the history of Republic of Turkey. This structuring would enable to deal with policies regarding investment-production-export chain in goods and service sectors. Thus, pursuant to the Statutory Decree No. 637 of June 8, 2011; all the service units of the Undersecretariat of Foreign Trade and General Directorate of Incentive Implementation and Foreign Investment, affiliated to the Undersecretariat of Treasury, were United and then the Ministry of Economy was established.

The Ministry of Economy attaches importance to the development of Turkish firms that can both cooperate and compete with all the countries in global value chains. The objectives are that Turkish exports reach the expected levels, the rate of the products with value-added increase in our exports and growth in new markets is ensured.  It also expected that “SME Networking Project”, implemented by the SME and Clustering Department of General Directorate of Export, will contribute to the realization of objectives set by the Ministry of Economy.

“SME Networking Project” is the continuation of the “Development of National Clustering Policy Project”, which was implemented between 2007 and 2009. This project aimed to develop the competitive sectors so that they would form a basis for national clustering policies and to develop competitive structure that would increase sustainable exports.

In addition, through the “Declaration on the Development of International Competitiveness” (UR-GE) No.2010/8, implemented by the SME and Clustering Department, it is aimed to promote the local dynamics based on a clustering approach and to initiate a mobilization for export under the leadership of cooperation organizations. Thus, the firms are encouraged to develop export strategies on the basis of common problems, common opportunities and common visions in a planned way.

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Ekleme Tarihi: 25.05.2013