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New regulation in rebar! Special labelling obligation begins

Preparations for the Rebar Monitoring System (IDIS) for the safety and traceability of rebar have been completed. Starting from next year, rebar without a special security label will not be sold.

New regulation in rebar! Special labelling obligation begins

The Rebar Monitoring System (IDIS), which will monitor and record all stages of rebar, including the production and laboratory stages, is being implemented by the General Directorate of Mint and Stamp Printing House as of 1 January 2024. Rebar will be recorded with a special security mark as soon as it leaves the production line and will be monitored at every step from now on. Rebars, loading and unloading, sales to wholesalers, sales from wholesalers to contractors, control of building inspectors at the construction site, and finally, with the approval of the inspector, can be seen one by one on a product basis thanks to IDIS.

It will be compulsory next year

IDIS, which will enable the electronic monitoring of rebar with special security labels and special security signs, will be mandatory next year. Producers and importers will not be able to sell rebar that is not registered in IDIS after 1 January 2024. In this context, the registration of existing rebar producers and importers, exporters, wholesalers, dealers, traders and building contractors, building inspection companies and all relevant stakeholders to IDIS will be completed by the end of 2023.

Non-copyable secure label

As stated in the 'General Communiqué on the Implementation of the Rebar Monitoring System' published in the Official Gazette in March by the Revenue Administration of the Ministry of Treasury and Finance, IDIS will enable the electronic monitoring of rebar with security labels and security marks. Producers will be obliged to mark their rebar at the end of their production lines and importers will be obliged to mark their rebar at the customs points to be determined with a special security mark to be supplied from the General Directorate of Mint and Stamp Printing Office. The special security labels will be the basic element of IDIS, will contain a special material that cannot be copied and will carry a unique code. This labelling and security step, which will be implemented before the rebar is placed on the market, will also be entered into the IDIS software portal.

Rebar used in construction must be declared

As rebar is loaded onto trucks and lorries, the unique codes on the specially secured labels will be read by mobile devices, and the life cycle of rebar will be tracked. Thanks to the matching of invoices and delivery notes, it will be possible to record to whom and on what date the rebar was sold. Contractors will be obliged to declare which rebar they use in construction through these labels. Thus, the contractor will not be able to use rebar from past stocks and will not be able to show unlabelled rebar as an expense. IDIS will make a great contribution to building safety, while preventing tax losses of more than 40 billion liras per year and unfair competition in the sector.

IDIS platform will be an important fulcrum for all manufacturers, importers, construction sector stakeholders and public institutions. The flexible and scalable structure of the platform will provide access to many data and reports that have never been recorded before.


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