Frequently Asked Questions
You can find a list of U.S. companies looking for trading partners by visiting our Commercial News USA homepage
The U.S. Foreign Commercial Service's mission is to promote export from the United States, assist American importers as well as Turkish companies who would like to import from America. If you would like to export to the U.S., you may contact the offices listed below for assistance:
Turkish Consulate General Office of the Commercial Attaché
821 United Nations Plaza, 4th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10017
Tel: (0212) 687-1530
Fax: (0212) 687-2078
Turkish Embassy Office of the Commercial Counselor
2525 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Tel : +1 (202) 612-6780
Fax : +1 (202) 238-0629
A trade specialist located at the nearest Export Assistant Center can assist you in obtaining market information and applying for Commerce's export promotion programs and services.
The Department of State International Travel homepage has information regarding Travel Warnings as well as the services provided by the American Citizen Services (ACS) at overseas embassies and consulates.
The United States Trademark and Patent Office provides a wide range of information on patents and trademarks; including how to apply for a Trademark or Patent; what a Patent or Trademark does; international guarantees on patents and trademarks and much more.
The Chambers of Commerce in the United States have established a website that links to almost every local chamber of commerce in the United States. These provide incredible amounts of detailed information and contacts for precise areas.
General Visa information can be found on the Department of State website. Visa Information for temporary visit to the U.S. (for example, business-related purposes) can be found on the Non-Immigrant Visas (NIV) page.
For tourist information, maps, and a variety of other information please contact the Visit USA Marketing and Promotion Bureau at:
The U.S. Commercial Service provides a service that can help new to market companies identify a prospective Turkish buyer or sales agent. Learn more about the International Partner Search service.
Undertaking a due diligence investigation prior to engaging in a trade transaction can minimize risk of encountering commercial disputes. The U.S. Commercial Service provides a service to conduct a preliminary background check and refers your company to other service providers in Turkey. Learn more about the International Company Profile service.
The role of the U.S. government in resolving commercial disputes is to assist companies navigate the Turkish legal system, provide a list of local attorneys, and share basic information on potentially applicable trade agreements and Turkish business practices. The U.S. government is not authorized to provide legal advice. American companies that have disputes with private Turkish firms often request U.S. Government intervention with Turkish all remedies under Turkey's legal system.
A representative office may act as a liaison with Turkish contacts, implement contracts signed outside Turkey by the home office, and undertake market research. Such offices may not engage in trade, receive fees for service, sign contracts or directly generate income. Identify a Commercial Service office in Turkey to learn about the registration process.
The Trade Compliance Center is the U.S. Government's focal point for monitoring foreign compliance with trade agreements to see that U.S. firms and workers get the maximum benefits from these agreements. The TCC is your one-stop shop for getting U.S. government assistance in resolving the trade barriers or unfair trade practices you encounter in foreign markets.
Summaries of market research reports on specific industry sectors prepared by Commercial Service are available at our Market Research Library. The Commercial Service Turkey also offers customized market research to specifically fit your special needs. Find additional information in our download section.
We do not deal with customs regulations in this office, but you can contact the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection for more information.
The Commercial Service Turkey offers a variety of services and tools to help U.S. exporters find partners. Please refer to our Exporting to Turkey section for a list of our services or directly contact one of our specialists.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Trade Office at the Embassy assists U.S. exporters of agricultural products. Please visit their webpage or contact:
Office of the Agricultural Counselor
Foreign Agriculture Service
110 Atatürk Bulvarı
Tel: (90-312) 455 5555 ext. 2406
Fax: (90-312) 467-0056
Please note that each state has its own sets of law and regulations in terms of setting up a new office, it will be best for you to visit the web pages of each respective States: http://www.state.XX.us (XX stands for States abbreviation, e.g. California is CA, New York is NY etc.)