It was published the regulation named KKDIK (Turkish REACH) on 23 June 2017 by Ministry of Environment and Urbanization of Turkish Republic and formally came into effect on 23 Dec. 2017. KKDIK corresponds to regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. (REACH)
The regulation shares many similarities with EU REACH, thus it is also called Turkey REACH. Turkey is one of the EU's candidate countries and is constantly in the process of transferring EU legislation to national law.
The regulation has been modelled on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of chemicals (REACH) Regulation (EC) 1907/2006, known as EU REACH. According to KKDIK article 1, the purpose of this regulation to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment of chemicals Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction procedures and administrative and technical guidelines, as well as alternative methods for the evaluation of the hazards of presentation materials.
Since the obligations tomeet the criterias specified in KKDIK belongs to the manufacturer, importer, downstream user or only representative, these bodies are responsible for ensuring that the substances produced and used do not harm human health and the environment.
KKDIK Turkish-REACH replaces the following 3 legislations:Regulation on the Inventory and Control of Chemicals, No. 27092 (replaced on 23 June 2017),