With its current structure Trabzon Chamber of Commerce and Industry, founded in 1874, is one of the oldest chambers of Turkey. With its 6785 members, 13 units and 37 employees Trabzon Chamber of Commerce and Industry aims to contribute to the trade and economy of the region.
Second half of 19th century is a historically special period for Trabzon. Developments in naval trade, rapid advances in world trade provided Trabzon with many opportunities. Especially, regarding the trade between Europe and Iran, India, Caucasians and Middle East, many struggles are interfered for Trabzon.
After the foundation of Turkish Republic, according the rules and regulations dated 1926 elections are made (March 25, 1926) and the chamber continued its activities till today without giving a break.