The new chemicals regulation KKDIK, the so-called Turkish REACH, was officially published on 23 June 2017 and came into force exactly six months later, on 23 December 2017.
Substantial changes that will in turn affect some industries come into effect as of 31.12.2018. One element involves the restrictions that will apply to 20 substances and substance groups. The other aspect relates to the restrictions on the use and placing on the market of over 1000 substances of the carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic substances, defined in entries 28, 29 and 30 of Annex 17 of the Turkish Chemicals Ordinance. Further substance restrictions will then apply as of 31.12.2019, 31.12.2021 and 31.12.2022.
Preparations are currently underway in Turkey for pre-registration, which are expected to commence by 31.12.2020. The deadline for the registration itself is 31.12.2023