14 Sep 2021
Turkey REACH law is like EU REACH and requires the companies to pre-register (by 31 Dec 2020) and register (31 Dec 2023) substances (on their own, in mixtures or in articles) manufactured in Turkey or imported into Turkey with volumes equal to or above 1 ton per year. This is called as KKDIK. KKDIK stands for Turkish for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals.
Only one representative (OR) can be appointed by companies to submit KKDIK registration and CLP notification on their behalf.
There are no separate deadlines set depending on the classification of the substance or the annual tonnage band, for pre-registration and registration.
After 31st Dec 2023,substances that are equal to or above one ton per annum, cannot be place or manufactured in Turkish market, If they are not registered as per KKDIK provisions. KKDIK came into force on 23rd Dec 2017 and replace below 3 regulations in Turkey.
Below are the main obligations that is under KKIDK:
Below substances and Mixtures are not covered by KKDIK:
Active substances and co-formulants that are only manufactured or imported for using in plant protection products need to be registered under Turkey REACH. Active substances approved for biocidal products also need to be registered. GHS safety data sheet and labelling are still needed for the plant protection products and biocidal products, that are exempt from KKDIK.
Candidate list for Turkey REACH is same as that of EU candidate list.
The main key difference between EU REACH and Turkey REACH is that, KKDIK, requires only trained and qualified experts sign off and registrations and notifications. There are no other major differences between EU REACH and Turkey REACH.