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Cosmetics Safety: Turkey Continues Cracking Down on Unsafe and Non-Compliant Cosmetic Products – September 2018

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Recent Developments

The Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (“TİTCK”) recently announced the results of its cosmetic sector market surveillance and inspection conducted between April and June 2018.

What Do the Results Say?

The TİTCK’s Cosmetics Supervision Department detected unsafe and non-compliant cosmetic products as a result of its cosmetic market surveillance and inspection conducted during the second quarter of 2018. Of the 93 compliant cosmetic products, 54 were local and 39 were imported. Of the non-compliant 210 cosmetic products, 33 were local and 177 were imported. Of the unsafe 13 cosmetic products, 9 were local and 4 were imported. A total fine of TRY 590,603 (approximately USD 88,946) was levied against the responsible companies.


The TİTCK continues to demonstrate its commitment to the periodical market surveillance and inspection of the cosmetics sector. All cosmetic products in circulation must fully comply with the applicable Turkish laws and regulations, and manufacturing companies must ensure they do not sell or distribute unsafe or non-compliant products.