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The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Turkey has aligned their regulation for detergents with the Regulation (EC) No 6482004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 on detergents.

This Regulation specifies the following:

  1. The biodegradability of surfactants in detergents,
  2. Restrictions or bans on surfactants on grounds of biodegradability,
  3. The additional labelling of detergents, including fragrance allergens,
  4. The information that manufacturers must hold at the disposal of the Ministry and medical personnel;
  5. Limitations on the content of phosphates and other phosphorus compounds in consumer laundry detergents and consumer automatic dishwasher detergents.

The regulation will be enforced on July 27, 2018.

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