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Turkey Issues Import Control Communiques for Toys and Other Products

SafeGuardSHardgoods, Toys and Juvenile ProductsJanuary 10, 2024

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Turkey has published three communiqués on import inspections for toys and other consumer goods. These became effective on January 1, 2024.

On December 31, 2023, Turkey’s Ministry of Trade (Ticaret Bakanlığı) issued three communiqués for the nation’s import control on toys and other consumer goods via the Risk-Based Control System for Foreign Trade (Dış Ticarette Risk Esaslı Kontrol Sistemi, TAREKS), a system for electronically conducting safety and quality inspections on imported (and exported) goods.

The three communiqués are:

Communiqués 2024/12 and 2024/17 also establish a list of products and HS codes (GTIP). They require those products to comply with specified chemical restrictions under Turkey’s REACH (Kimyasalların Kaydı, Değerlendirilmesi, İzni Ve Kısıtlanması Hakkında Yönetmelik (KKDIK)), other pieces of legislation and/or standards.

The scope of products in Communiqué 2024/12 includes, among other things,

  • Cufflinks and similar items
  • Imitation jewelry
  • Mobile phone and computer cases
  • Mobile phone and computer tablet covers and screen protection films
  • Mouse pads
  • Plastic gloves for domestic use
  • Stationery items (except toys)
  • Watches and straps

Communiqué 2024/17 applies to a range of products, including but not limited to,
  • Toilet seats for children
  • Teethers
  • Products falling under the scope of the following standards:
    • TS EN 1273 ‘Baby walking frames’
    • TS EN 1400+A2 ‘Soothers for babies and young children’
    • TS EN 1466 ‘Carry cots and stands for domestic use’
    • TS EN 13138-3 ‘Buoyant aids for swimming instruction’
    • TS EN 14350+A1 ‘Drinking equipment intended for young children’
    • TS EN 14988+A1 ‘Children’s highchairs’

It is important to note that certain products in Communiqué 2024/17 will also be inspected for compliance with the Turkish Food Codex Regulation on Substances and Materials in Contact with Food (KODEKS).

Additionally, each of the three aforementioned communiqués details the list of documents, including test reports, to be uploaded to TAREKS.

These three communiqués became effective on January 1, 2024.

Communiqués 2023/10 (import control on toys) and 2023/12 (import control on consumer products) are both repealed.

SGS can help you to sell and distribute your toys internationally. As a global leader in testing, inspection and certification, we have the regulatory knowledge and industry expertise to assess your products and ensure they meet the relevant requirements for sale and distribution in different global markets. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information or visit our website. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested.

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