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Turkey Adopts Inspection of Some Softlines Categories




In Turkey, there is a Risk-Based Trade Control System (TAREKS). The TAREKS was launched by the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Turkey in 2010. The System was developed to check the safety and quality of imported products. The procedures and principles connected to the supervision of products’ safety are regulated with the Communiqués. Communiqués of Product Safety and Inspection have been published by the Ministry of Trade and introduce rules and regulations of certain products to the applicable laws. They regulate the importers’ responsibilities with regards to product safety in terms of human life and health, protection of property and environmental safety. These Communiqués are reviewed annually.


Thus, new Communiqué on Product Safety and Inspection No. 2021/18 (Official Gazette, d. 7/11/2020 and no. 31297) became effective from January 1, 2021. It is connected with the Communiqué on Product Safety and Inspection No. 2021/26 (Official Gazette, d. 30/12/2020 and no. 31350) and regulate the import controls of textile, leather, and clothing products.

The Communiqué set out the procedures that importers must follow when importing such products as:

  • Leather goods

  • Handbags

  • Carpets

  • Clothing

  • Shoes

  • Bags

  • Gloves

  • Sleeping bags

  • Watch straps

The above-mentioned products are now subject to legislation on azodyes and must conform to the requirements set out in it.


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