Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey

Cosmetics and Cleaning Products Industry Council convened

14.10.2021 / 

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

The meeting was attended by Sevil Azak Sungur, Vice President of Audit Services of the Turkish Medicines and Medical Device Authority, Sibel Gürer, Head of Cosmetic Inspection Department, Ömer Faruk Kuru, Head of Medical Device Registration and Coordination Department, Fatih Topuz, Head of The Medical Device Registration and Coordination Department, Oğuz Şahin, Deputy Director General of Market Supervision and Supervision of the Ministry of Commerce, Erdem Biçer, Head of the Advertising Board,  Halal Accreditation Agency (HAK) President Zafer Soylu and representatives of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization attended.

TOBB Board Member Cengiz Günay conveyed the greetings of TOBB President M. Rifat Hisarciklıoğlu and stated that there are important issues for the development of the sector on the agenda of the meeting and emphasized that the decisions to be taken will be followed up for implementation.

Council President Ahmet Pura expressed his thanks to the Council Members, who met with the intensive agenda, and stated that they are an industry that has done good work in cooperation with the Public. Addressing the issues containing the demands of the sector at the beginning of the meeting, Council President Pura stated that the support of public authorities is very valuable within the scope of biocidal products type-1 and 19 license renewals under the authority of TİTCK, biocidal products under the authority of the General Directorate of Public Health, the issue of accredited laboratories, medical devices advertising bans, the instalment ban on cosmetics, difficulties in the implementation of the Clinical Research Regulation and the fight against counterfeit, illegal and counterfeit products.

- HAK has also moved its accreditation services to the cosmetics field

Zafer Soylu, President of the Halal Accreditation Agency (HAK), informed about the activities of the Institution and emphasized that accreditation services will be provided in new areas, and one of these areas is the cosmetic sector.

Commenting on the updating of the Regulation on Detergents in accordance with the European Union Legislation, the Members expressed their thanks to the Public authorities, stating that the compliance process was successfully managed.

The Members who evaluated the Cosmetic Product Sector Regulatory Developments evaluated the Draft Regulation on Cosmetic Products, The Product Tracking System (ÜTS) cosmetic product applications and the Regulation on The Effectiveness and Safety Studies and Clinical Research of Cosmetic Products and Raw Materials. Saying that the Cosmetic Regulation is in the draft stage, the representatives stated that it will be enriched with communiqués and stated that the overseas version of the Draft differs with the version in Turkey. Stating that product characteristics, claims and packaging and information are presented in UTS, which is an important issue for the sector, members also expressed the acceleration of notifications and processes as a pleasing issue, mentioning that data privacy is a concern.

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