Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey

Council Members at TOBB for information seminar

10.02.2019 / Ankara

The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu met with council members at the Chambers/Exchange Councilor Briefing Seminar. Hisarcıklıoğlu urged council members to inform their members about the endeavors of TOBB and chambers/exchanges.​

Stating that they are undergoing a difficult period, Hisarcıklıoğlu reported that they’ve met with 365 chamber/exchange presidents throughout the regions. Hisarcıklıoğlu stated that the requests and problems of the Chambers and Commodity Exchanges at these meetings were conveyed to all the ministers, especially President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Stating they met together with the Turkey Banks Union to solve their problems with the banks and held consultation meetings in 14 provinces Hisarcıklıoğlu reported that the bankers have taken to the field first time to listen to the problems of the real sector first hand.

Hisarcıklıoğlu informed the members of the council about work undertaken in regards to the demands of the Chambers and Commodity Exchanges such as the short-time work allowance, maturity of the SSI premium debts, minimum wage support for employers, liquidation and transfer contracts, technical insolvency problem, commercial receivables insurance, supports in the field of licensed warehousing, VAT for the domestic market and SCT reductions, problems related to foreign exchange contracts, export closures, rent of commercial vehicles, restructuring of SME and agricultural loans, reduction of housing loan interest rates and SME Value Loan issues.

TOBB President Hisarcıklıoğlu also provided information on undergoing works pertaining to employment, financing, tax, legislation and support.

Stressing the importance of unity and solidarity, Hisarcıklıoğlu said that after the chamber / commodity exchange elections, all council members should unite around the president and the board of directors, and even if they thought differently; they should adopt the decisions of the council as their own.

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