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Turkey Publishes Long-Awaited Amendment to CLP Regulation

Turkey’s Ministry of Environment and Urbanization (MOEU) has published the long-awaited amendment to its Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixture’s Regulation.

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December 14, 2021

Turkey’s Ministry of Environment and Urbanization (MOEU) has published the long-awaited amendment to its Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures Regulation, which aligns with the EU CLP Regulation.

The MOEU is the enforcing authority of the CLP Regulation. The Turkish CLP Regulation, also known by its Turkish abbreviation SEA, was originally published on Dec. 11, 2013, through the Official Gazette number 28848.

According to the Dec. 10, 2020 amendment, the text of the Regulation is updated to reflect the pertinent information given in related Articles and Annexes of the KKDIK Regulation (MOEU) (June 23, 2017).

Per this amendment, once a substance is notified through Turkish-REACH (KKDIK), notification is not required under the CLP Regulation.

The heading of section 7 of the CLP Regulation has been renamed.

The following sub-article was added to Article 44:

National Poison Information Center

Article 44/A: according to the scope of this regulation, manufacturers and importers are obligated to give detailed information on mixtures classified as hazardous, based on their health effects and physico-chemical characteristics, to the Ministry of Health,  National Poison Information Center before introducing them into the market. The above-mentioned information’s method and format must be notified to the Ministry of Health. The Ministry of Health should keep the confidentiality of this information, by employing protective and enhancing provisions, so that in case of medical necessity, special emergency situations can be used. The Ministry of Health cannot use the given information for any other purpose, other than the above-mentioned purpose.

Annexes 1-6 have also been amended, with changes applied to different tables and diagrams as well as their headings.

Table 3 in Annex 6, “List of hazardous substances’ classification and labelling,” was revised to include GHS codes, H phrases and EUH codes.

Annexes 7-11, shown below, are no longer in effect:

  • Annex 7 - Transition table for classification of hazardous substances and mixtures
  • Annex 8 - Notification criteria for substances classifications
  • Annex 9 - General guidance on standard test adaptation rules
  • Annex 10 - Public access offering information
  • Annex 11 - Hazardous evaluation and adaptation for classification format request

The amendment is in effect from the date of publication, except for Article 24 regarding the National Poison Information Center, which comes into effect on Jan. 1, 2025.

Recommended action items:
  • Review the amendment to determine if your products, substances, etc. are affected.
  • Make the necessary changes to comply with the requirements of the amendment (in force Dec. 10, 2020).
  • Become familiar with and prepare for the separate coming-into-force date for Article 24 (Jan. 1, 2025).

References

Amendment to Regulation on Classification, labelling and Packaging (CLP) of Dangerous Substances and Preparations, December 10, 2020, TG: 31330 (repeated)

Turkish Regulation on Chemicals Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction amendment, November 29, 2019, TG: 30963

Turkish Regulation on Chemicals Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction, June 23, 2017; TG: 30105 (repeated)

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