Since 2013, Turkey harmonized major chemical regulations including CLP [OG 11.12.2013 – 28848] and REACH [OG 13.12.2014 – 29204 & OG 23.06.2017 – 30105] in effort to align its chemical regulatory status with the European Union (EU). To place a product on the Turkish market, companies are now required to comply with an extensive list of legal obligations mainly pertaining to classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals. Managing your compliance needs in this evolving regulatory landscape might prove a complicated task and that’s where we come in.
KKDIK requires all companies manufacturing or placing a substance on Turkish market in quantities greater than 1t/year to register that substance with the MoEU. For legal reasons, only companies with a legal entity in Turkey are allowed to submit a registration; however, non-TR companies may submit registration by appointing a TR-based Only Representative to register on their behalf, in which case their importers will be regarded as downstream users and do not need to do registrations.
Benefits of Appointing REACH Only Representative (OR)
Relieve importers of their obligations to register and obtain continued market access in Turkey (many TR importers will try to avoid registrations by purchasing KKDIK registered chemicals);
Avoid dependence on a single importer and keep market access should one TR importer cease trading;
Gain advantages over other non-TR suppliers who do not appoint OR to register their substances;
Note: Importers will be exempt from KKDIK registration if their non-TR suppliers have registered; however, importers need to confirm with their suppliers' Only Representative that they are included in the inventory of importers and their tonnage and uses are covered by the OR. This can be done by asking for KKDIK Certificate of Compliance and Tonnage Coverage Certificate from the only representative of their suppliers before they put chemicals on the TR market.