Adana Chamber of Commerce, an institution that is one of the oldest Chamber of Commerce
and Industry in Turkey, was founded in 1894 in compliance with the orders of the
Ministry of Commerce and Agriculture with the aim of controlling and regulating
commerce, and particularly cotton trade. During those early years cotton exportation
was an important activity in the region and the Chamber was established to develop
and extend this trade; the pressure exerted by foreign buyers was also taken into
Between the years 1909 - 1911 our Chamber has taken the Chamber of Agriculture within
its system and worked under the title of Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture. After
1911 the Chamber has separated from the Chamber of Agriculture and begining with
the 1st World War it has been known as Adana Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
In 1966, upon the request of our Industrialist members, and agreement of the Chamber
council and the permission given by the Ministry of Commerce a seperate Chamber
of Industry was founded. Thereafter the title of our Chamber has been changed to
"Adana Chamber of Commerce" (ACC) according to the Law numbered 5174, and it has
been operating under this title ever since.
Following is a list of the Chamber members filed according to their legal status:
ACC has taken over the mission of leading, guiding and participating in the development
and organization of several business sectors, encouraging new enterprises in Adana.
ACC has always acted as a guide and enterprise in the inauguration of business sectors
to world trade.
ACC has taken its place amongst the founders and working partners in various organizations
that have become important steps in the development of the economy of Adana, some
of which are listed below :
ADANA FOUNDATION OF UNITY AND COLLABORATION
ORGANIZED INDUSTRIAL REGION
KOBI INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP CO.
CUKUROVA ELECTRIC CO.
ENTERPRISE EUROPE NETWORK
EUROPEAN UNION BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
CUKUROVA DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
ADANA TEKMER (PARTNERSHIP WITH KOSGEB)
ACC has continued its assistance and participation in the fields of education, culture,
arts, science, sports and social activities. ACC works in collaboration with various
public organizations, attending several comissions and committees, participating
as an active member.