Turkey has changed its legislative procedures for preparing
regulations. A full regulatory impact assessment is required if the
probably annual pecuniary effects of a Draft Law or Decree Law are
more than TRY 30 million. A partial assessment is required for
draft legislation which falls below this threshold. Previously, the
threshold was set at TRY 10 million and the Prime Ministry had
discretion regarding whether an impact assessment was required for
drafts below this threshold.
The Amendment Regulation on the Regulation on Principles and
Procedures of Preparing a Regulation of Council of Ministers
Decision No: 2016/8590 ("Amendment Regulation"), was
published in Official Gazette number 28658 on 19 March 2016.
The Prime Ministry can adjust the TRY 30 million threshold, if
it considers necessary.
The Amendment Regulation introduces the concept of a partial
regulatory impact assessment for the first time, including detailed
By comparison to a partial assessment, the full regulatory
impact assessment includes more detailed consideration of:
Probable benefits and costs.
Social, economic, commercial,
environmental effects of the regulation and its effects on relevant
Consultation and consideration
Article 24 of the Regulation on Principles and Procedures of
Preparing a Regulation has been amended to include procedures for
regulatory impact assessment. Consequently, Annex 1 of the
Regulation is annulled.
Please see the link for the full text of the Amendment
Regulation (only available in Turkish).
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