On August 11, 2016, the Cosmetics Products Department of the Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (TİTCK) published the draft changes in the Cosmetics Regulation. The amendment is expected to align Turkey’s cosmetics rules with the EU regulations 2016/314, 2016/621, 2016/622, 2016/1120, 2016/1121, 2016/1143 and 2016/1198, all of which amended the EU’s Cosmetics Regulation (1223/2009) earlier this year.
On August 5, 2016, the Cosmetics Products Department of the TİTCK announced that it has been working on an amendment to Annexes III, IV, V and VI of the Cosmetics Regulation.
What will change?
According to the draft changes in the Cosmetics Regulation:
For the full text of the draft changes in the Cosmetics Regulation, click here (in Turkish).
For years the TİTCK has demonstrated its commitment to harmonizing the cosmetics and healthcare sectors in Turkey with the EU standards. The draft changes in the Cosmetics Regulation reiterate the TİTCK’s intention to continue its harmonization efforts.