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GHS Implementation in Turkey

By admin on 2016-01-05 Views:  Update:2016-01-05

Turkey has implemented GHS with different deadlines set for substances and mixtures. Chemical classification criteria, labelling and SDS requirements are mainly set by the following two regulations:

Both regulations align Turkish SDS and labelling requirements with that of EU REACH & CLP regulation. However, Turkey has set its own additional requirements on SDSs and labels.

Critical Dates of Turkey GHS Implementation

Substances
  • 1 June 2015
Mixture
  • 1 June 2016

Classification

  • Use of harmonized classification if possible;
  • Propose harmonised classification when appropriate;
  • Notify classification and labelling info to the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization(MoEU);

Labelling Requirements in Turkey

  • Standard GHS label elements;
  • Language: in Turkish
  • Additional info: nominal quantity needs to be displayed on labels;
  • Words such as "non-toxic or not harmful" are not allowed.

SDS Requirements in Turkey

  • Standard 16-section SDSs;
  • Must be prepared in Turkish and provided free of charge;
  • Must be prepared by certified SDS experts in Turkey;
  • A copy of SDSs shall be submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization (MoEU).

Please note an expert holding a current certificate cannot prepare new SDSs before he/she receives new accreditations.

Information Disclosure on Labels and in SDSs

If a hazardous substance needs to be hidden on labels or in SDSs for confidentiality reasons, companies shall submit a request to MoEU to obtain an approval of using an alternative name. Such an alternative name can only be used for 6 years. Certain conditions have to be met first.

  • Standard 16-section SDSs;
  • Must be prepared in Turkish and provided free of charge;
  • Must be prepared by certified SDS experts in Turkey;
  • A copy of SDSs shall be submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization.

Reference & Resources

Click here to access all references and resources for Turkey including the English translation of regulations, regulatory lists and useful links to the websites of competent authorities.

 

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