The Ministry of Commerce has taken the first step to distinguish the domestic goods with a new “made in Turkey” label. By the regulation on the amendment of the price tag regulation, new shapes, logos and/or the sign determined by the ministry for the products produced in Turkey will be possible to use. According to this, the logo of the local production was introduced in the meeting held on the 19th September.
Ministry of Trade Mr. Pekcan said: “We have received complaints from consumers about the products on the shelves. Then we launched a new era in the labels ” and added ” Countries can not enrich without producing their own consumption. This will be limited if any. I’m adding an important point here. Foreign companies producing their products here with us are also local products. Foreign companies who are enabling employment in Turkey have local products too. They also have a share in our great effort. They will be able also to use the same local product logo. We are supporting their existence here”.
The Notification on the Use of Domestic Production Logo in the Price Tag was published in the Official Gazette dated 05.10.2018. Accordingly, for goods produced in Turkey, it will be obliged to use the logo or mark that the Ministry of Commerce determined and declared. By enterprises specified in the 6948 No. Industry Registration Law, the relevant provisions of the goods produced in Turkey, handheld and home arts products with also 4458 No. Customs Code of the products listed in the relevant material obtained or produced goods in Turkey, will be considered domestic production.
In this context, mining products extracted in Turkey, herbal products collected in the country, live animals born and bred here, well kept and hunted fishing and hunting products will be included in in the “domestic production” logo regulation.
“Domestic Production” logo will be placed to the labels and price lists to be viewed and read easily. The logo in question will be in the form of the original color and shape. Where the logo needs to be reduced or enlarged, it will be complied with the rates determined.
In the labels and price lists, the place of production of the goods, the distinctive feature, the sale price and the unit price, including all taxes, and the date on which these prices start to be applied will be written.
The Ministry, municipalities and related chambers will be responsible for the implementation of the provisions of this Regulation. In the event that the practices contrary to the regulation are identified, this violation will be notified to the governorship where the center of the practitioner is located.