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Turkey - GHS Status

GHS Status

Focal Point

Ministry of Environment and Urbanization: industrial chemicals and coordination Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock: plant protection products

Ministry of Labour and Social Security: health and safety in the workplace Ministry of Transport

Ministry of Economy: import and export of chemicals

Relevant legislation

By-law on classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances and mixtures (11.12.2013/28848) also known as SEA

By-law on preparation and distribution of Safety Data Sheets (26.12.2008/27092)

GHS implementation status

Transport of dangerous goods


For international transport of dangerous goods, see “Implementation through international legal instruments, recommendations, codes and guidelines”

Other sectors


The Regulation on classification, labelling and Packaging of Substances and mixtures (SEA) was published on 11 December 2013 (Official Gazette No.28848) and entered into force on the date of publication, except for article 41 which entered into force on 1 June 2015. The regulations established a transitional period for implementation ending on 1 June 2015 for substances and on 1 June 2016 for mixtures. The regulation is aligned with the EU CLP regulation and is amended regularly in accordance with its adaptations to technical progress (ATPs).


A Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (Regulation 3015) was published on June 2017, containing among others, the requirements for safety data sheets. The regulation establishes a transitional period ending on 31 December 2023 for SDSs. On that date the currently existing Regulation on Safety Data Sheets will be repealed. The SDS requirements in the Turkish Regulation are aligned with those of the EU Reach Regulation (Commission regulation EU No. 453/2010).