Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey

Cosmetics and Hygiene Products Industry Council assessed Covid-19's impact on the sector

29.04.2020 / Ankara

The Meeting of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) Cosmetics and Hygiene Products Industry Council was held via video conference with the great interest of senior representatives of public, private sector and non-governmental organizations under the chairmanship of Council President Ahmet Pura, with the participation of TOBB Board Member in charge of the Council Cengiz Günay.​

TOBB Board Member Cengiz Günay, relaying TOBB President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu's greetings, stated that TOBB stands behind the sector throughout the current situation, every problem expressed by the sector representatives is valuable and is followed-up by them, and communicated to the relevant authorities by TOBB and Turkey Sector Councils.


Council President Ahmet Pura, stating that the sector which serves public health does not stop production during the pandemic in the world and Turkey, said that they strive to deliver products to people. Pura, noted emphatically that as a critical sector for hygiene products, there should be no issues acquiring raw materials.


Sibel Gürer, head of the Cosmetic Audit Department of the Turkish Medicine and Medical Device Institute, addressed the problems on the agenda of the sector by evaluating the activities of TITCK.

Council Members noted in regards to agenda items, referring to developments in the sector in the scope of the fight against Covid-19, discussed the processes and demands of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization (GEKAP, TITCK and SEA Regulations), TITCK and Public Health General Directorate regulations and applications regarding biocidal products, alcoholic hand cleaning gels, cologne, detergent, soap and cosmetic production situation and developments in the EU.


Another agenda item, the cosmetics sector legislation and market supply applications were discussed at the meeting in addition to the ÜTS product knowledge database security, the latest ÜTS update and non-containing claims.

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