The Mersin Free Trade Zone

Yesterday, for the first time ever, I visited the Mersin Free Trade Zone. The free trade zone is located to the west of the port and consists largely of warehouses and offices where many companies do their trading. The advantage of a free trade zone is that companies can import product into the zone and re-export it without paying import duties or taxes.

Yesterday the entry to the zone was blocked by many cars and trucks. Ahmet (boss) said it was the busiest he seen in 200 visits!

Let’s hope it is a sign of the improving local economy – Inshallah!

Fresh snow could be seen on the 2nd row of hills in the northern background. I was excited to see snow again – even from a distance. I don’t really know why though.

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