Turkey KKDIK

In 2014, Turkey published a draft legislation, known as KKDIK, similar to EU REACH, which requires chemical substances (either pure substances or as part of mixtures) imported to or manufactured in Turkey in quantities above one ton per year to be registered. According to this draft, registration under KKDIK should take place between December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2018. Industry sources suggest that the Turkish authorities may announce a deferment of these registration deadlines.
Data required for registration is dependent upon volume:
  • Below one ton per year: no information
  • One to 1,000 tons per year: basic information
  • Above 1,000 tons per year: extensive information

All notifications were submitted by March 31, 2011 via an online database. For new substances manufactured or imported for the first time after March 31, 2011, the notification information must be submitted within 15 months from the date the substance was manufactured or imported for the first time.

Aspects similar to EU REACH:
  • Registrations will include information on the use of substance
  • Registrations may be done as pure substances or intermediates
    Polymers will be exempted but not monomers and some additives
  • Some exemptions will apply (e.g., natural occurring substances, waste, etc.)
  • A Chemical Safety Assessment (CSA) and, if appropriate, a Chemical Safety Report (CSR) are required for hazardous substances produced or imported in quantities above 10 tons/year
  • Data will be shared in a Substance Information Exchange Forum (SIEF)
  • Non-Turkish manufacturers and formulators may rely on their local importers to register or appoint an Only Representative (“OR”) based in Turkey
  • Once registration is completed, the SDS should have an annex containing exposure scenario information, if applicable.
Differences with EU REACH:
  • No staged registration deadlines or pre-registration phase
  • Registration data will be sent electronically to the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization (as opposed to an agency in the EU REACH)
  • All registration information should be in Turkish language

To see further similarities and differences between EU REACH, KKDIK and the chemical management programs in force in South Korea and Taiwan, click here.

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