The Turkish Medicine and Medical Device Agency (“Agency”) has announced inspection figures for cosmetic products during the fourth quarter of 2017. The Agency’s inspections found 111 of 398 cosmetic products (28%) inspected during this period to be either technically deficient (105 products) or unsafe (6 products). The majority of these were skin care products. As a result, the Agency issued a total of 444,727 Turkish Liras worth of administrative fines during Q4 of 2017.

The Agency’s announcement includes figures along with details about the products such as:

  • Product owners.
  • Trademarks.
  • Serial numbers.
  • Barcode numbers.
  • Origins.
  • Reasons for deficiency.

The source countries for deficient and unsafe cosmetic products included France and Turkey.

Please see this link for full text of the Agency’s announcement (only available in Turkish).

Information first published in the MA | Gazette, a fortnightly legal update newsletter produced by Moroğlu Arseven.