Little Pro on 2017-07-04
On 23 June 2017, the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization(MoEU) in Turkey published its REACH-like KKDIK regulation. The KKDIK regulation will come into force on 23 Dec 2017. "KKDIK" are the first letters of REACH written in Turkish. Like EU REACH regulation, the KKDIK regulation requires companies to register all substances manufactured in Turkey or imported into Turkey with volume above 1t/y before a given deadline.
KKDIK will bring various Turkish chemicals legislation under one law. It will replace three existing laws:
KKDIK applies to all chemical substances on their own or in preparations as well as in articles. However, the regulation does not cover the following substances and mixtures.
Note: Active substances and co-formulants which are only manufactured or imported for use in plant protection products are considered as registered under Turkey REACH. Active substances in approved biocidal products are also considered registered. However, plant protection products and biocidal products are not fully exempt under KKDIK regulation. For example, GHS safety data sheet and labelling are still required.
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One of the key differences between REACH and KKDIK is that the KKDIK requires that only trained and qualified experts sign off registrations and notifications. Other than that, there are no major differences between Turkey KKDIK regulation and EU REACH. To comply with KKDIK regulation, companies mainly need to do the following 3 things.
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