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Turkey Publishes Restriction on the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment

SafeGuardSElectrical & ElectronicsJune 28, 2023

SG 80/23

Turkey’s Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change has published The Regulation on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electronic Equipment.

On December 26, 2022, the Turkish Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change published Regulation on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electronic Equipment in the Official Gazette No. 32055.

The purpose of this regulation is to determine the procedures and principles for restricting the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) with a view to contributing to the protection of human health and the environment, including the environmentally sound recovery and disposal of waste EEE.

This regulation covers EEE in the following categories.

  • Large household appliances
  • Small household appliances
  • IT and telecommunications equipment
  • Consumer electronics
  • Lighting equipment
  • Electrical and electronic tools
  • Toys, leisure and sports equipment
  • Medical devices
  • Monitoring and control instruments, including industrial monitoring and control instruments
  • Automatic dispensers
  • Other EEE not covered by any of the categories above

The regulation’s scope includes:

  • Definitions of excluded items are listed with ANNEX-3 created to help with implementation. The scope of implementation and expiry dates are specified in detail
  • Section on provisions for the restrictions of the use of certain hazardous substances in EEEs is set out in detail
  • Responsibilities of the manufacturer to the importer and/or distributor as indicted in ‘Obligations of Economic Operators; The obligations of the Manufacturer, Authorized Representative, Importer and the Distributor’, which includes details and cases
  • Phthalate group has been added to ANNEX-2, the Table of Substances Restricted for Use in EEEs and the Maximum Concentration Values of these Substances Permissible by Weight in Homogeneous Materials. The substances restricted and the maximum concentration values of these substances are summarized in Table 1:
SubstanceQuantity (Weight in Homogeneous Material)
Lead (Pb)0,1%
Mercury (Hg)0,1%
Cadmium (Cd)0,01%
Hexavalent Chromium (Cr+6)0,1%
Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)0,1%
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)0,1%
Bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP)0,1%
Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP)0,1%
Dibutylphthalate (DBP)0,1%
Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)0,1%

Table 1

  • Restriction of DEHP, BBP, DBP, DIBP will take effect from January 1, 2024
  • The DEHP, BBP, DBP, DIBP restriction shall not apply to cables or spare parts for the repair, reuse and updating of functionalities or upgrading of capacity of EEE placed on the market before January 1, 2024
  • DEHP, BBP, DBP restrictions do not apply to toys that are already subject to the restriction of DEHP, BBP, DBP through the entry 51 of Annex-17 of the Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (Turkish REACH)
  • List of applications exempted from the restriction specific to medical devices, monitoring and control instrument established – ANNEX-4
  • EU declaration of conformity (DoC) form created – ANNEX-5

This regulation has been created within the framework of compliance with the legislation of the European Union, taking into account Directive 2011/65/EU on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in EEE (RoHS Directive):

  • EU DoC – shall state that the requirements of chapter two on the restriction of the use of hazardous substances in EEEs have been met. The DoC must be organized according to the content in ANNEX-5 and it must be constantly kept up to date
  • "CE" Mark – shall be affixed visibly, legibly and indelibly to the finished EEE or to its data plate. Where that is not possible or not warranted on account of the nature of the EEE, it shall be affixed to the packaging or to the accompanying documents

Entry into force

  • January 1, 2024 – fourth paragraph of Article 5 amended
  • January 1, 2024 – EU DoC in Articles 13 and 15 and Annex 5 and "CE" provisions relating to marking
  • February 1, 2023 – other provisions

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