No : 3218
Approved : 6 June 1985
Issued : 15 June 1985
Article 1: This law
encompases the matters related to the establishment of free zones;
the determination of their location and boundaries; their
management; the scope of their activities; their operation; and the
establishment of the installations and facilities within the zone;
with the objective of increasing export-oriented investment and
production in Turkey accelerating the entry of foreign capital and
technology; procuring the inputs the economy in an economic and
orderly fashion; and increasing the utilization of external finance
and trade possibilities.
Article 2: The
Council of Ministers is empowered with the authority to determine
the location and the boundaries of the free zones. The Council of
Ministers grants permission for the establishment and operation of
free zones to public institutions and agencies, resident or
non-resident real persons or legal entities.
Article 3: In the
implementation of this Law:
a) "Operator" signifies the
public institution and agency; the resident and nonresident real
persons or legal entities operating the free trade zone.
b) "User" signifies the
real and legal person bearing an Operaing License and having a
specific place of business within the free trade zone.
c) "Foreign Exchange"
refers to all currencies, or all types of accounts or bills,
considered as being convertible by the Central Bank of the Republic
Article 4: All kinds
of industrial, commercial and service activities approved by the
Economic Affairs Supreme Coordination Council may be carried on
within the free zones.
Any authority regarding prices,
quality and standarts granted to public institutions and agencies by
laws or other legislation will not be valid in the free zones.