Turkey’s Ministry of Economy has updated secondary legislation to increase the lower and upper limits for administrative fines which are applied for supplying and distributing unsafe products to the market. The revised thresholds involve significant increases particularly for suppliers or distributors of products which are unsafe, or breach technical legislation.

The administrative fines are applied for breaches of the Law on Preparing and Implementing Technical Legislation for Goods numbered 4703. The new limits are introduced by The Communiqué Amending the Communiqué on Safety and Audit of Goods numbered 2017/28 in respect of Announcement of the new Values of Administrative Fines Envisaged by the Law on Preparation and Implementation of Technical Legislation regarding Goods numbered 4703 (“Communiqué”). The Communiqué was published in Official Gazette number 30130 on 21 July 2017, entering into effect on 1 July 2017.

The new limits for administrative fines and relevant percentage increases are as follows:

Please see this link for full text of the Communiqué (only available in Turkish).