by Brittany Tofinchio Palmer
In August of 2014, Turkey’s Ministry of Environment and Urbanization (MoEU) drafted the KKDIK (Turkey REACH) regulation in regards to registering all substances manufactured in Turkey or imported into Turkey with a volume above one ton per year. The text of the regulation that Turkey intends to promulgate remains the same as the initial document released in 2014, and almost mirrors the EU’s REACH Regulation. Key parts of KKDIK are as follows:
As stated above, the regulation provides a proposed registration deadline of December 31, 2018. Turkey intends to pass the KKDIK regulation in the last quarter of 2016. However, if there are additional delays in passing and issuing the regulation, the registration and other compliance dates are likely to change.