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The British Chamber of Commerce of Turkey



Meşrutiyet Cad. 
No:10 Aslı Han Kat:6 

+90 212 249 04 20 - 249 06 58

+90 212 252 55 51 

UK Phone
+44 (0) 208 144 09 14




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History of the BCCT

The British Chamber of Commerce of Turkey (Association) is the second oldest British Chamber of Commerce outside the United Kingdom. It was founded in Istanbul in 1887 by a group of British businessmen, several of whose families or "home-based" companies had already traded in Turkey for many years.

The group was actually headed and inspired by Mr.(later Sir) James William Whittall, who served the Chamber as its founder - Chairman for twenty years from its first formal meeting on March 12,1887.

The (Turkish) Istanbul Chamber of Commerce pre-dated The British Chamber of Commerce of Turkey (the BCCT), by only five years; and it was not until 1925 that membership of their local (Turkish) Chamber was a legal requirement for all those trading in Turkey.

BCCT Mission

The chambers mission is to further encourage the commercial relations between Turkey and the United Kingdom and to contribute directly to both countries partnerships.

BCCT Vision

The chamber will provide a forum for members development and commercial relations and a bridge for better understanding of business opportunities, business culture and business trends.

Business partnership portal

The Business Partnership Portal is designed to assist SME' s finding partners from Turkey and the UK and is your shortcut to find the most correct and reliable partner in the region.  To find out more, please click here

Trade missions

The BCCT's UK Division offers several types of trade missions, all of which include companies from both countries, they are detailed as follows:

  • Commercial missions seek to produce near-term export sales of goods and services from participating firms that travel as a group to one or more foreign markets. Some missions are planned specifically for small and medium-sized enterprises or for minority/ and women owned businesses.

  • Market access missions seek to create commercial opportunities through the removal of trade barriers and opening of markets for businesses.

  • Certified trade missions are organized by private sector trade promotion groups and are endorsed by the BCCT.

The above described missions may focus on one or multiple industry sectors, may include one or more stops, and may be government to business or business to business focused. 

In preparation of trade missions, the BCCT provide the following services:

  • Market Research

  • Identification of individual business objectives

  • One-on-one meetings

  • Logistics

To find out more, please visit the BCCT  website


To find out more about becoming a member of the BCCT, please contact us, or to become a member of the BCCT, please fill out our membership form


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