Turkey (BTK) - Terminate All Type Approval Applications and Applies New Process
In Turkey, radio equipment regulation (2014/53/EU) became effective from November 5, 2020. Subsequently, the Radio and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment Regulation (1999/5 /AT) is deemed to be terminated.
There is no provision in the new regulation for terminal equipment as well as the determination of the radio frequency lower limit.
Wireless equipment within the scope of the new regulation is defined as “electrical or electronic products that emit and/or receive radio waves for radio communication and/or wireless detection when used alone or with accessories such as antennas”.
It is stipulated that the radio equipment of certain categories or classes must be manufactured to be compatible with the common charger and external accessories. This equipment will be determined by the Telecommunications Authority of Turkey (BTK) later.
In line with the above-mentioned, the BTK had to reconsider the current type approval procedure. Due to the new regulations, the BTK suspended type approval applications. Now the product must have a CE mark that shows compliance to the RED Directive, relevant technical file, user manual in Turkish, and product labeling according to the Consumer Protection Law of the Ministry of Trade to get access to the market of Turkey.
The BTK notifies its clients that there is no obligation to apply for a permit to the BTK before placing it on the market. However, the product must meet the essential requirements specified in the Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/ EU). It also reminds about the market surveillance and informs that penalties up to criminal liability in case of determination of non-compliance with the Turkish legislation within the surveillance procedure may be imposed.