Turkey Announces RoHS Legislation

October 28, 2008

Turkey announced the implementation of their Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) legislation effective June 2009.

The legislation was created by the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Forestry and includes manufacturers and sellers of electronic goods and includes products which are supplied by others under their own brand names. The legislation further goes to include electrical and electronic goods for commercial purposed. The category lists, limits, and scope are currently the same as the European Union’s RoHS directive.

Manufacturers are obligated to comply with the maximum concentration values of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic goods they have introduced to the market. The manufacturer must further keep information and documents showing that products they introduce to the market meet the creiterial for the legislation for 5 years starting from the date the product are released to the market. The manufacturers must finally submit the Conformity Declaration Form annually to the Turkish enforcement agency.

For more information, please contact our RoHS experts at rohs@intertek.com or visit www.intertek.com/rohs.