The Regulation on the Sale of Renewed Products entered into force after being published in the Official Gazette. Making a statement on the subject Hunting. Burcu KırçılHe said that the regulation is the first regulation on the resale of second-hand consumer products, and it is also important because it allows consumers to buy reliable and guaranteed second-hand devices at lower prices.
The Regulation on the Sale of Renewed Products, prepared by the Ministry of Trade, entered into force after being published in the Official Gazette on 22 August 2020. Making explanations about the said regulation Kırçıl Law Firm Founder and Manager Hunting. Burcu Kırçıl, after used mobile phones and tablets are renewed, certified and packaged. "Refurbished product" He said that the procedures and principles regarding the sale with a warranty certificate have been determined.
Hunting. Burcu Kırçıl, used products within the scope of the regulation may be renewed by the renewal centers in accordance with the standards set by the Ministry or Turkish Standards Institute; He said that renewed used goods can be resold as “refurbished products” after they are certified and packaged.
There will be a Turkish Introduction and User Manual
Explaining that in order for mobile phones to be renewed, it will be required to be used for at least one year and to have data traffic. Hunting. Burcu Kırçıl“It will be mandatory to include the phrase 'Renewed Product' and the information of the renewal center in the packaging, label, advertisements and advertisements of the renewed product put up for sale in a way that the consumer can easily perceive. This will enable consumers to easily distinguish between a new product and a refurbished product. During the renewal process, if all the renewed parts are approved by the manufacturer or the importer authorized by the manufacturer, the consumer will be enlightened by using the phrase 'Renewed Product Using Manufacturer Approved Parts'. " he spoke. Hunting. Burcu Kırçıl He also emphasized that within the scope of the regulation, it is obligatory to include the Turkish introduction and user manual of the renewed product in the packaging of the product that has been put up for sale.
What is under the Regulation?
- The renewed product will be sold with a 'Refurbished Product Warranty'. This guarantee; change, repair, maintenance, refund, price discount, etc. related to the renewed product. It includes commitments.
- The warranty period of the renewed product will be at least one year from the date of delivery of the renewed product to the consumer. Both the authorized dealer and the renewal center are held responsible for the warranty of the renewed product and for after-sales services such as maintenance, repair and assembly during the warranty period.
- The establishment, application and permissions of the renewal centers and the conditions sought in granting renewal authorization are also covered within the scope of the regulation. Accordingly, renewal centers are required to obtain a 'Renewal Authorization Certificate' approved by the Ministry of Commerce. In order to obtain a renewal authorization certificate, there is a requirement to "have a service place competence certificate in accordance with the regulations or standards determined by the Ministry or TSE".
First Arrangement for Second-Hand Sales
Adding that within the scope of the Regulation, detailed obligations are imposed for the execution of renewal processes for authorized sellers, authorized buyers and renewal centers and for the resale of the goods. Burcu Kırçıl said that with the regulation made, it is aimed to bring technological products that have not yet expired to the economy, and thus to protect the resources and the environment.
Emphasizing that the regulation in question is the first regulation on the resale of second-hand consumer products, Av. Burcu Kırçıl said, "In addition to creating a brand new employment with the opening of the relevant regulation renewal centers, it is also important because it enables the consumers to buy reliable and guaranteed second-hand devices at lower prices." said.