Incentives

8.1. DOMESTIC FAIR SUPPORT

8.1.1. Support elements
(1) This support includes; the rent for the vacant space (place), stand construction and decoration, fair participants catalogue, hostess, general promotion, general security and general cleaning for the general arrangement of the fair area and other required service charges to be supplied from the Fair Organizer Company.

(2) Support upper limit:
- In Domestic International Special Fairs 120 (one hundred twenty) TL/m²,
- In Domestic Special Fairs and İzmir International Fair 80 (eighty) TL/m²’dir.

(3) Support area for each fair participation is maximum 50 (fifty)m2 per each enterprise.

(4) In fairs which shall be realized for businesses which require large product exhibition area, such as machinery, furniture, marble, the maximum support area per enterprise can be increased up to 100 (hundred) m2 by the Directorate.

(5)During the program, the upper limit of the support is 30.000 (thirty thousand) TL’dir.

8.1.2. Support application, evaluation and approval
(1) The enterprise which desires to benefit from the support applies to the relevant Service Center latest by 3 (three) days in advance to the start date of the fair, together with the Domestic Fair Support Application Form which is filled and printed out from the website, www.kosgeb.gov.tr and the documents indicated in the Application and Payment Documents Table (Table 2).5-6

(2)The Service Center personnel responsible from the enterprise examines the application and approves over the electronic medium latest by 2 (two) days before the start date of the fair. The area allocated to the enterprise is deducted from the total fair area covered by KOSGEB support, over the electronic medium and the participation of the enterprise in the fair is finalized.7-8

(3) The Service Center notifies the enterprise in writing about the results of the application.

(4) The relevant Directorate Unit notifies the Fair Organization Institution about the list of the enterprises to be supported.

(5) Fair Organization Institution causes the Domestic Fair Participation Record to be signed by the representatives of the enterprise during the fair and sends it to the Directorate Unit as an attachment of the e-mail. The relevant Directorate Unit publishes the Domestic Fair Participation Record over the electronic medium.9

(6) In order to enable the members of the Professional Organizations to benefit from the fairs which are included in the "List of the Domestic Fairs included within the scope of KOSGEB Support", such enterprises can benefit from this support in case of leasing areas from Fair Organization Institution.

8.1.3. Payment
(1) On condition that the fair is realized following the approval of the support application made to the Service Center, it is not taken into consideration whether the date of the fair application/participation form concluded with the service provider and the date of the payment is within the Program term.

(2) The enterprise realizes the fair participation and submits the Domestic Fair Support Payment Demand Form and the documents indicated in Table 2, which are attached herewith, to the Service Center.

(3) The Service Center examines the mentioned documents and prepares the Support Payment Approval. Support Payment Approval is prepared by the personnel responsible from the enterprise and submitted to the Service Center Manager for approval.

(4) Support payments, which are subject to the preliminary financial control, are sent to the Strategy Development and Financial Services Office, Internal Audit Directorate as attached to the Payment Order Document together with the payment documents indicated in KOSGEB Preliminary Financial Control Procedures Regulation and support payments which are not subject to preliminary financial control are sent to the relevant Accounting Directorates. The support payment is transferred by the relevant Accounting Directorate to the bank account of the enterprise.

(5) In case the enterprise has tax and/or Social Security Institution debts exceeding the limits indicated in the regulations, then, within the direction of the demand of the Enterprise indicated in the Payment Demand Form; first, the debt amount is set off from the support amount and deposited to the bank account of the relevant institution/administration, and if any, the remaining amount is transferred to the bank account of the enterprise as support payment. 10

8.1.4. Determination and announcement of the domestic fairs to be included within the scope of the support
(1) Among the fairs included in the Annual Domestic Fairs Calendar Communiqué published in Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) website and Turkish Trade Registry Gazette; domestic special and domestic international special fairs and İzmir International Fair can be included within the scope of the support. Moreover, the additions to and the changes in Annual Domestic Fair Calendar published by TOBB can also be included within the scope.

(2) For the fair/fairs which are desired to be included within the scope of the support, Fair Organization Institution applies to the relevant Directorate Unit together with the Domestic Fair Organization Institution Application and Letter of Undertaking, maximum within 15 (fifteen) business days following the date of publication of the Fair Calendar announced by TOBB in Turkish Trade Registry Gazette. The applications are evaluated. The applications which are not made in due time but which are made until the last business day of the year shall be evaluated separately and if deemed to be appropriate by the Directorate Unit, then are added to the "Domestic Fairs List to be included within the scope of KOSGEB Support" .

(3) "Updates in the Fair Calendar" list is published by TOBB monthly within the year. The applications to be made by the organizer related to the fairs in the "Fairs Added" section of the mentioned list, maximum within 15 (Fifteen) business days following the publication date are evaluated. The applications made after 15 (fifteen) days are returned without evaluation.

(4) The updates related to the "Amended Fairs" and "Cancelled Fairs" in the "Updates in the Fair Calendar" list published by TOBB monthly within the year are performed by the relevant Directorate Unit. Following the approval of the Directorate, " Domestic Fairs List to be included within the scope of KOSGEB Support" is published over KOSGEB's website, www.kosgeb.gov.tr.

(5) While the relevant Directorate Unit determines the list of the fairs to be included within the scope of the support, it evaluates the applications of the Fair Organization Institute by consideration of the following issues:

• The fairs to be organized for the first time are not included within the scope of the support.
• The relevant Directorate Unit makes the required inspection and decides afterwards whether to support the fairs which were organized previously but of which the name or the organizer had changed.
• The fairs organized at shopping centers, hotels, cultural complexes, mosques, village squares and similar locations are not included within the scope of the support.
• The next same fair to be organized by the Fair Organization Institution which does not fulfill the conditions of the Letter of Undertaking is not included within the scope of the support.
• If deemed appropriate by the relevant Directorate Unit or if demanded by the Fair Organization Institution in the application, then, in the fairs to be realized for businesses which require large product exhibition area, such as machinery, furniture, marble, the maximum support area per enterprise can be increased up to 100 (hundred) m2.

(6) Maximum 40% of the total net stand area made available in the previous year by the organizer in a fair is included within the scope of the support. The determination of the area to be included within the scope of the support is determined by the relevant unit of the Directorate by taking into account the information to be taken from TOBB and/or the declaration of the Organizer Institution. In the fairs which are organized with intervals more than a year, the last fair organized is taken into consideration while calculating the net stand area to be supported.

(7) " Domestic Fairs List to be included within the scope of KOSGEB Support " determined by the relevant Directorate Unit and approved by the Directorate is published over the internet address of KOSGEB, www.kosgeb.gov.tr.

(8) The result of the evaluation and the total net stand area to be supported are notified in writing by the relevant Directorate Unit to the applicant Fair Organization Institution.

4The amendment is adopted with the APPROVAL dated 09.08.2012 no 11454. Prior to the amendment:  (2) The ratio of the supports to be provided within the scope of the program is applied as 50% (fifty) for the 1st and 2nd regions and as 60% (sixty) in the 3rd and 4th regions.

5The amendment is adopted with the APPROVAL dated 28.09.2012 no 13268. Prior to the amendment: The enterprise which desires to benefit from the support applies to the relevant Service Center latest by 3 (three) days in advance to the start date of the fair, together with the Domestic Fair Support Application Form which is filled and printed out over the internet and the documents indicated in the Application and Payment Documents Table (Table 2).

6 The amendment is adopted with the APPROVAL dated 15.03.2013 no 3757. Prior to the amendment: (1) The enterprise which desires to benefit from the support applies to the relevant Service Center latest by 3 (three) days in advance to the start date of the fair, together with the Domestic Fair Support Application Form which is filled and printed out from the website, www.kosgeb.gov.tr and the documents indicated in the Application and Payment Documents Table (Table 2).

7The amendment is adopted with the APPROVAL dated 28.09.2012 no 13268. Prior to the amendment: The Service Center controls whether the fair is included within the scope of the Domestic Fairs List to be included within the scope of KOSGEB Support and evaluates the application within the frame of the issues indicated in the Domestic Fair Support Application Form. Following the approval of the application by the Service Center personnel responsible from the enterprise, the participation of the enterprise under the support of KOSGEB is finalized. The system automatically deducts the area allocated to the enterprise from the total fair area included within the scope of KOSGEB support.

8The amendment is adopted with the APPROVAL dated 15.03.2013 no 3757. Prior to the amendment: ( (2) The Service Center personnel responsible from the enterprise examines the application and approves over the electronic medium 2 (two) business days before the start date of the fair. The area allocated to the enterprise is deducted in the electronic medium from the total fair area included within the scope of KOSGEB support and the participation of the enterprise in the fair is finalized.

9 The amendment is adopted with the APPROVAL dated 15.03.2013 no 3757. Prior to the amendment: (5) Fair Organization Institution causes the Domestic Fair Participation Record to be signed by the representatives of the enterprise during the fair and sends it to the Directorate Unit as an attachment of the e-mail. The relevant Directorate Unit publishes the Domestic Fair Participation Record over the intranet page of KOSGEB.

10The amendment is adopted with the APPROVAL dated 15.03.2013 no 3757. Prior to the amendment: (5) The support payment of the enterprise, which has tax and/or Social Security Institution debts exceeding the limits indicated in the regulations, is not effected. However, if set off petition is filed, then the debt amount is set off from the support amount and deposited to the bank account of the relevant institution/administration, and if any, the remaining amount is transferred to the bank account of the enterprise as support payment

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Rev. Date: 15/03/2013

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