By Little Pro on 2016-01-05 Views: Update:2017-01-18
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 picture below shows obligations of different roles under Turkish CLP regulation:
|1 June 2014 - 1 June 2015||
|Since 1 June 2015||
|Since 1 June 2016||
For products already on the market prior to above date, an additional two-year grace period is given to avoid re-labelling.
Exporters can submit notifications through a Turkish Legal Representative to keep their business confidential.
The Turkish CLP regulation does not apply to:
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