By Little Pro on 2016-01-05 Views: Update:2017-01-18
As a candidate member of the European Union, Turkey tries to keep itself up-to-date with technical advancements and chemical regulatory policies in EU. The following chemical regulations have been issued or revised recently to align Turkey's chemical management polices with that of EU.
In addition to above regulations, Turkey is drafting a new chemical regulation called "KKDIK regulation" which requires companies to register all substances manufactured or imported with volume above 1t/y before a given deadline. This regulation is more similar to EU REACH regulation. More info about KKDIK regulation can be found here.
The Regulation on the Inventory and Control of Chemicals, known as "Turkish REACH", entered into force on 26 December 2008 in Turkey. The main purpose of this regulation is to form a national chemical inventory in Turkey and gather hazard info on high volume substances placed on Turkish market.
This regulation requires that manufacturers and importers notify certain information to the chemical inventory of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization on all existing and new substances, either on their own or in preparation(s), imported or manufactured in Turkey in quantities above 1 tonne per year. The deadline for notification is 31 March 2011.
The Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanization has issued revised Regulation on Classification, labelling and Packaging (CLP) of Dangerous Substances and Preparations in their Official Gazette with number 28848 on 11 December 2013. This regulation, also known as SEA regulation in Turkish, is aligned with EU CLP Regulation (1272/2008 EC) and fully enters into force on 1 June 2016.
The regulation sets detailed rules and principles for chemical classification, labelling and packaging in Turkey and brings GHS concepts to Turkey. Similar EU CLP regulation, it also requires manufacturers and importers to notify the classification and labeling of hazardous substances and mixtures to Turkish C&L Inventory ("C&L Notification").
The latest Turkish SDS Regulation - Regulation on Preparation and Distribution of Safety Data Sheets regarding Dangerous Substances and Preparations is published in Official Gazette with number 29204 on 15 Dec 2014 and fully comes into force on 1 June 2016. It aligns the Turkish SDS format with EU SDS regulation 453/2010/EC and sets detailed requirements on the content and order of sections in Turkish SDSs.
This regulation was enforced on 26 Dec 2008. It is similar to EU REACH restriction list but with a much narrower scope. Currently only a small number of chemicals are banned or restricted by this regulation(please refer to the table shown as below). Currently this regulation is being revised to include more restricted chemicals.
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