The U.S.-Turkey Business Council (USTBC) is a vehicle for dialogue and engagement between American and Turkish business and governmental decision-makers. Through the Council, American and Turkish companies collaborate to establish partnerships and advocate for economic, legal, and political policies that expand bilateral trade between the United States and Turkey, open new markets to foreign direct investment, and create employment opportunities in both countries.
The U.S.- Turkey Business Council leads advocacy efforts to create an environment conducive to economic growth, foster commercial opportunities, and encourage and enable private sector investment in Turkey.
The Chamber seeks to establish several modes of communication by generating discussions between both the U.S. and Turkish governments. The Chamber regularly hosts high-profile events and policy forums to encourage further dialogue on challenges and opportunities for both the public and private sectors. The Chamber primarily focuses on identifying potential partners for small and medium-sized exporters, advocating for preferential access of Turkish goods into the U.S. market, revising the bilateral investment treaty and defending intellectual property rights.
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Turkey is a burgeoning center for the information technology, healthcare, tourism, energy and education industries. Moreover, Turkey is well positioned to serve as a hub for business engagement in third countries. The Chamber has begun the process of examining and educating American companies about investment opportunities in Turkey and its region through economic impact studies.
USTBC devotes significant attention and resources to advocating for the needs of our member companies. Our initiative helps the American business community navigate through the nuances of Turkish policy and expand business opportunities within the country. Additionally, Turkey is a premiere tourist destination with a dynamic economy ready for trade and investment. The Chamber serves as a key advocate to expand both the American and Turkish marketplace.