The promised KKDIK regulation commonly named as Turkey REACH has been published and will enter in force from 23 December, 2017.
Turkey KKDIK is closely harmonized with the EU REACH provisions and requires companies to register substances (on their own, in mixtures or in articles) manufactured in Turkey or imported into Turkey with volumes equal to or above 1 tonne per year. All substances subject to KKDIK will need to be pre-registered by 31 December 2020 and registered by 31 December 2023.
KKDIK will replace following regulations
|Regulations|| Effective Date|
|The Inventory and Control of Chemicals Regulation (KEK)|| 23 June, 2017|
|Regulation on Restrictions for the manufacture, marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations|| 23 December, 2017|
|Regulation on Safety Data Sheets for hazardous substances and mixtures (GBF)|| 31 December, 2023|
Main obligations under KKDIK:
|Pre-registration (ön-MBDF)|| 31 December, 2020|
|Registration|| 31 December, 2023|
|Authorisation|| Date and substance in Annex XIV|
|Restriction|| Dates in Art.66|
Placing substances on the Turkish market?
For companies located outside of Turkey REACHLaw is happy to help you with your KKDIK pre-registrations and registrations as your Only Representative (OR), via our Istanbul office. Or if you are located in Turkey, we can assist you as your service provider.
Our services in a nutshell:
- OR services
- Pre-registration and registration services
- Authorisation Services
- Legal Services
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Who is the registrant under KKDIK?
The manufacturer or the importer of a substance or the producer or importer of an article submitting a registration for a substance. Only Representatives, appointed by companies located outside of Turkey, can also register substances on their behalf under KKDIK.
What substances are subject to KKDIK?
All substances (on their own, in mixtures or in articles) manufactured in Turkey or imported into Turkey with volumes equal to or above one ton per year need to be registered.
Do companies need to pre-register the substances as in EU REACH?
Yes. All substances meeting the criteria stated under Turkey REACH need to get pre-registered by 31 December, 2020.
When is the registration deadline?
All substances need to be registered by 31 December, 2023.
Unlike EU-REACH, KKDIK doesn’t have different registration deadlines based on volumes manufactured or imported into Turkey.