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Cosmetics Safety: Turkey Continues Cracking Down on Unsafe and Non-Compliant Cosmetic Products – August 2019

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Recent Developments

The Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (“TİTCK”) recently announced the results of its cosmetics sector market surveillance and inspection conducted between April and June 2019. Of the 225 cosmetic products inspected by the TİTCK’s Cosmetics Supervision Department, 76 were non-compliant and 13 were unsafe. A total fine of TRY 510,491 (approximately USD 92,500) was levied against the responsible companies

What Do the Results Say?

The cosmetic products safety results reveal that there is an increase in the number of non-compliant products. The total amount of administrative fines has also significantly increased compared to the Q1 results of 2019. The TİTCK continues to strictly inspect the healthcare sector to increase the compliance of cosmetic products with the technical legislation.

Cosmetics Inspection Department’s Q2 results of 2019 is available here (in Turkish).


The TİTCK continues to demonstrate its commitment to periodical market surveillance and inspection in 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.