Turkey bans import of toxic goods from China, Southeast Asia
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 24
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkey banned the import of toxic products from China and the Southeast Asian countries in 2017, the total value of which stood at $5 billion, the Turkish Economy Ministry told Trend Jan. 24.
The ministry said that about 50,000 tests were conducted for goods delivered from China and the Southeast Asian countries during 2017, and heavy metals were found in these goods.
“During this period, the import of 1.3 million toys for children, 150,000 pairs of shoes, and more than five million electrical goods were banned in Turkey,” said the ministry.
As a result of a special operation conducted by the Istanbul police in early December 2017, 19 tons of toys imported from China were confiscated, in the production of which toxic materials were used.
Meanwhile, the toys imported from China did not have a quality certificate.
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