Turkey has updated technical details of the regulatory regime
for measuring instruments, including their use and market-entry.
The updated rules apply to meters for electricity, gas, heat flow,
water and taxis, as well as weighing instruments, among others.
These include detailed obligations for commercial operators,
manufacturers, importers and distributors.
The Regulation on Measuring Instruments was published in
Official Gazette number 29757 on 29 June 2016
("Regulation"), entering into force on the same date.
The Regulation applies to:
Volume conversion devices.
Electrical energy meters.
Heat flow meters.
Dynamic measuring systems perpetually measuring liquid
quantities (except water).
Automatic weighing instruments.
Dimensional measuring instruments.
Exhaust gas analyzers.
Provisions introduced by the Regulation include:
Areas of use for measuring instruments, applicability to
sub-mounting devices, basic necessity, existence in the market and
Detailed obligations for commercial operators, manufacturers,
importers and distributors.
The Ministry appoints bodies to assess conformity.
Market surveillance and auditing of measuring instruments will
be conducted in line with the Regulation on Market Surveillance and
Control of the Products.
Please see this link for full text of the
Regulation (only available in Turkish).
Information first published in the MA | Gazette, a fortnightly legal
update newsletter produced by Moroğlu Arseven.
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