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Is country specific certification required or is CE/FCC approval sufficient?
What is the lead time to obtain type approval?
Are there any marking or logo requirements?
Is in country testing required or can we leverage existing FCC or CE test reports?
What are the types of equipment that would require approval in this country?
Do I need an in country local representative or local certificate holder?
The Minister of Environment, Urbanisation and Climate Change has announced new regulations regarding "1.7 Suppliers" and "13.1 Chemical Safety Report" sections in the KKDIK Registration Dossiers. The requirement for Turkish importers to add their overseas company to the "1.7 Suppliers" section is no longer obligatory, but it is recommended. Only representatives must contain all uses of the importers in their registration dossier, along with an up-to-date list of the customers and the tonnage covered. Importers are recommended to obtain confirmation from the only representative and written confirmation that their imports are covered by the registration. The Chemical Safety Report is required to be submitted in English and the translated version must be attached within 1 year of the registration deadline, which is 31 December 2023. All fields in the registration dossier must be filled in Turkish. The manufacturing and import of substances that are not registered in the chemical registration system will not be allowed after 1 January 2024.
Due to the new regulations, the BTK suspended type approval applications. Now the product must have a CE mark that shows compliance to the RED Directive, relevant technical file, user manual in Turkish, and product labeling according to the Consumer Protection Law of the Ministry of Trade to get access to the market of Turkey.
The BTK notifies its clients that there is no obligation to apply for a permit to the BTK before placing it on the market. However, the product must meet the essential requirements specified in the Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/ EU). It also reminds about the market surveillance and informs that penalties up to criminal liability in case of determination of non-compliance with the Turkish legislation within the surveillance procedure may be imposed.
In other words you should no longer require BTK type approval if your product has the CE Mark and meets the requirements listed above. The BTK may, as some future date, reinstitute a type approval procedure. At that time CSIA will put that notice on our site. Contact CSIA if you are not sure what the current requirements are for your product to enter Turkey.
As regulations change from time to time in many countries you should contact CSIA for up to date information.
CSIA can also provide supporting services should your company not be able to meet country specific requirements such as a local representative, local certificate holder, translating documents into the native language, etc. Contact CSIA at (503) 489 8006 or firstname.lastname@example.org for all your FCC certification, CE certification, Industry Canada and International Approval needs.