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In brief

Further to the amendments to the Presidential Decree published in the Official Gazette No. 30887 on 13 September 2019, “biocidal products that directly come in contact with the human body (Product Type-1 and Product Type-19)” are now under the governance and supervision of the TİTCK. The licensing of biocidal products will be handled by the Cosmetic Products Department under the TİTCK. Accordingly, the TİTCK added ‘biocidal’ under the “Activity Areas” on its official website. The TİTCK’s announcement is available here (in Turkish).

Key Takeaways

The TİTCK announced that the following information and documentation on biocidal products will be provided under the “Biocidal” activity area:

  • Recent Legislation
  • Licensing/Authorization processes
  • Trainings
  • Risk assessment documents
  • Information on analysis of products subject to licensing, and active substances
  • Turkish versions of guidelines published by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA)

Ayca Dogu is an Associate in Esin Attorney Partnership, Istanbul office.


Ayca Dogu is an Associate in Esin Attorney Partnership, in Istanbul office. Istanbul


Can Sözer is a senior associate at Esin Attorney Partnership, the Instanbul office of Baker McKenzie. He focuses his practice on domestic and international trade and commerce. He advises companies on Turkish laws applicable to the launch and operation of companies’ activities, goods and services in Turkey, both physical and online. He also advises companies on intellectual property and information technologies and communications. His industrial focus is on media, online business, consumer goods and luxury and fashion.

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