By Little Pro on 2016-01-05 Views: Update:2017-01-18
The Regulation on the Inventory and Control of Chemicals (CICR), known as "Turkish REACH-like regulation", 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 (MoEU) 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.
It shall be noted that Turkey is drafting a new chemical regulation called "KKDIK regulation" which require 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 and may be called real "Turkey REACH" when it is published. More info about KKDIK regulation can be found here.
Data requirements for inventory notification under CICR depend on the tonnage per annum manufactured or imported into Turkey:
The picture below shows detailed info required for substances in above two tonnage bands.
Manufacturers or importers who have manufactured or imported substances on their own or in a preparation for the first time, in quantities of more than 1 ton per year after 1 Jan 2010, shall submit the information to MEoU within three months after one year from the date on which the substance was produced or imported for the first time.
New information (for example, new hazard data) obtained about a substance which may present a serious risk to man or the environment shall be submitted within 1 month since it is available. Manufactured and imported volume shall be updated every 3 years.
Companies outside of Turkey may appoint a Turkey-based representative to submit inventory notifications to protect their confidential business info. The rule of a Turkish representative is similar to the role of an only representative under EU REACH regulation.
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