SGS Publishes SafeGuardS Looking at Turkey’s New Import Requirements for Toys and Other Consumer Goods

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is reminding stakeholders that Turkey has updated its import controls for toys and a variety of consumer goods.

Turkey’s Ministry of Commerce issued two communiqués on December 31, 2022. These relate to the nation’s import controls covering the safety and quality of goods for consumers via the nation’s Risk-Based Control System on Foreign Trade (TAREKS).

The two communiqués are:
– Communiqué on Import Control of Toys (Product Safety and Inspection: 2023/10)
– Communiqué on Import Control of Consumer Products (Product Safety and Inspection: 2023/12)

Communiqué 2023/12 covers a wide range of products, including:
– Plastic gloves for domestic use
– Plastic files and folders
– Toilet seats for children
– Imitation jewelry
– Watches and straps
– Covers and screen protection films for mobile phones and tablets
– Cases for cell phones and tablets
– Mouse pads
– Products falling under the scope of the following standards:
1. TS EN 1273 Baby walking frames and TS EN 1466 Carry cots and stands
2. TS EN 1400 Soothers for babies and young children
3. TS EN 14350 Drinking equipment intended for young children
4. TS EN 14988:2017+A1 Children’s highchairs
5. TS EN 13138-3 Buoyant aids for swimming instruction
6. TS EN ISO 9994 Lighters and TS ISO 22702 Flame-producing consumer products
7. TS EN 15338-1 Hardware for furniture and TS EN 15570 Hardware for furniture – strength and durability of hinges and their components – hinges pivoting on a vertical axis
8. TS EN 60825-1/A11 Laser products

SGS has published SafeGuardS 005.23 to give stakeholders a more complete overview of the scope and requirements in both communiqués, which both came into effect on January 1, 2023.

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SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full Turkey Issues Communiqués for Toys and Other Consumer Goods SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420

Mr. Uğur Yilmaz
Hardlines and C&H Customer Services Section Head
Tel: +90 212 368 40 00 – 4441

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