Turkey REACH- KKDIK published amendments on 29 November 2019

 “Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals” which is also know as KKDIK Regulation has been amended on 29 November 2019. The amendments are briefly as follows;

  • Additional definitions were added for Article 4 of KKDIK.
  • A new entry was added to ANNEX-17 Restricted substance list.
  • Annex-XI was added to Annex-17 sub-annexes.

Issues to be considered for the parties concerned;

Additional definitions were added for Article 4 of KKDIK: The following sub-clauses have been added to the sub clause (bb) of the first paragraph of Article 4 of KKDIK Regulation. Added sub-clauses are;

  • Industrial Usage: The use of a substance or mixture in industry,
  • Professional Usage: The use of a substance or mixture outside the industry such as education, health,

A new entry was added to ANNEX-17 Restricted substance list: The new 67. Entry was added to Annex- 17. With this entry;

  • Cyanide compounds cannot be placed on the market as a substance for public sale. It may not be sold to the public on the internet or any other electronic media.
  • The packaging of cyanide compounds shall contain the expression “Use only for professional and industrial usage” as clearly, legible and indelible manner. (The provision regarding the packaging comes into force 1 month after the publication date of the Regulation.)
  • Downstream users and distributors are obliged to submit the End User Declaration to the manufacturer or importer of the concerned compounds.
  • The importer or manufacturer of cyanide compounds is obliged to forward the declarations to the Ministry by the end of March, June, September and December of each year.

Annex-XI was added to Annex-17 sub-annexes:

Annex 17 / Annex-XI was added to the same Regulation’s following Annex-17/ Annex-X. Annex-XI includes the “End User Declaration” format.

Resource:

Chemleg: https://chemleg.com/bulletins/amendments-on-kkdik-regulation-29-11-2019