Free Zone was founded and its borders were determined upon the
Council of Ministers Decision which is based on the Free Zones Act
No.3218 dated June 6, 1985. It is one of the first two free zones
that were established in Turkey and celebrates the 23rd anniversary
of its foundation this year.
Antalya Free Zone is on the route of Antalya-Kemer.
It is located adjacent to Antalya Port. It is 12 km and 25 km to the
city centrum and to the airport respectively. It has a total area of
625.490 square meters. It has been in service since November 14,
Its land and infrastructure are funded by the state,
while its superstructure is funded by the investing firms. According
to the Decision of the Council of Ministers, the right of operation
was given to the private sector. To this end, ASBAŞ (Antalya Free
Zone Operator Inc.) was established, 34% shares of which does belong
to public while the rest 66% - does belong to private sector.
of Free Zone, Customs Directorate of Free Zone, Directorate of
Customs Enforcement in Free Zone, and Free Zone Police Authority
directly serve for the Free Zone and they are organized based on
their own administrative structure. They are in a constant operation
to minimize the red tape in Free Zone and prevent the waste of time.
Financial, logistic advantages of Antalya Free Zone
as well as the natural advantages of the city create a highly
important and cost-effective investment environment for the
investors. Antalya Free Zone was put into service in 1987. In the
first instance the zone was used as a machinery park for the firms
who take tenders from the Mediterranean countries. Then in 1994 a
decree was issued to open shopping malls for tourists considering
the tourism potential of the city. Since 1995 Antalya Free Zone has
made a considerable progress in terms of textile production.
Maritime is one of the most fast growing sector in our country.
Therefore Antalya Free Zone has received many applications for
building mega yachts since 2000 and attracted many investors in this
sector. It is especially reported that the applications have
increased significantly since 2003.
The occupancy rate has reached to 95% in our zone
which is an important center of investment for national and
international firms. Currently 3000 people are employed in Antalya
Free Zone. It is estimated that the trade volume has reached to $
700 million as of 2010. It ranks the 8th among 19 free zones in
Turkey in terms of trade volume. However, it ranks the 4th in terms
of employment as its operations are mainly based on production.
zone has the capacity to compete with all the developed free zones
with its electricity, water and telecommunication services and its
green field, roads and waste treatment facilities. Since 1998 it has
a quay where all type of loading and unloading activities can be
Our zone operates harmoniously with the tourism
texture of Antalya without polluting the environment and without
creating any visual and noise pollution. It embraces 106 firms which
operate in such sectors as luxury boat construction, medicine,
agriculture based on plant reproduction, Textile, Agriculture,
Mine-Wood, Electricity-Electronics, and Renting. It provides raw
materials for our country through sale and and purchase of such
The firms operating within the Free Zone can either
be fully national or international. Our Free Zone is next to EU and
Middle East markets. Many industrial products produced in Turkey can
enter EU market with zero customs duty. Moreover, transportation is
available from Zone to port, roads, and culture, tourism and
entertainment and recreation centers.
makes Antalya Free Zone special is that it is located close both to
the Airport and to the City Centrum. This instantly brings many
advantages. It is one of a few coastal free zones. Therefore the
goods are delivered directly from the zones own port. As it is
advantageous in terms of transportation and accommodation, both
investors and international customers prefer Antalya for their trade
and tourism activities. The operator of Antalya Free Zone, ASBAŞ,
was entitled by the international TÜV Industrie Service GmbH to have
a DIN EN ISO 9001 : 2008 Quality Management Certificate in October
Our aim is to make Antalya Free Zone one of the most
important and profitable center for investment in the world.