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After deadline passes, only limited options for pre-registration exist in Turkey

After deadline passes, only limited options for pre-registration exist in Turkey

Turkey’s equivalent to the EU’s REACH regulation, the KKDIK, entered into force late 2017. The pre-registration deadline under KKDIK was 31 December 2020, and the registration deadline is set for December 31, 2023, without consideration to the tonnage band. Companies that missed the pre-registration deadline for substances already on the Turkish market were required to stop manufacturing or importing those substances beginning January 1, 2021. A late pre-registration is still allowed until 31 December 2023 for substances manufactured in Turkey, or imported into the country for the first time by a company, at one metric ton or more. More than 22,000 substances have been pre-registered. See here and the ICTA substance regulation overview here.

Updated ADR 2021 now truly has global outlook

Updated ADR 2021 now truly has global outlook

The ADR intends to increase the safety of international transport of dangerous goods by road. It has been regularly amended and updated since its entry into force in 1968. The most recent version has been prepared on the basis of amendments applicable as from 1 January 2021. Until now, the formal title of ADR was the "European Agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by road (ADR)". In this new edition the word European is removed to acknowledge the global status of ADR and as an encouragement to all UN Member States to join and fully implement it. See here.

ICTA – ICC webinar on safe chemical warehousing in India

ICTA – ICC webinar on safe chemical warehousing in India

ICTA will host a webinar about safety in the chemical warehouse jointly with the Indian Chemical Association. As chemical distributors become increasingly global, it is important that harmonized safety standards are applied across the globe. Given the importance of the Indian market, ICTA aims to support Indian distributors in ensuring that their chemical warehouses are safe. The webinar covers the basics of the hardware (the assets), software (the management system) and mindware (safety culture) of chemical warehouses. It will offer participants practical measures and strategies for the Indian market.

The webinar will take place on 9 March 2021 from 15.00 to max. 16.30 IST. A definitive agenda will follow and have two speakers, each for about 30 minutes with a Q&A after. One of the speakers will be Mr. Sirhans Peshin, Senior Director Supply Chain Management at Raj Petro (a Brenntag Group company). He is responsible for planning, procurement, manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, and HSEQ. Sirhans has over 25 years of operational and management experience in the industry, including at Total Oil India and IG Petrochemicals. You can register by sending an email to info@icta-chem.org.