Biocides and biocidal products
On the 1st of September 2013 the new Biocidal Production Regulation (BPR Regulation (EU) No 528 /2012) enters into force in the European Economic Area (EEA). This means that the authorisation of biocides and biocidal products in European countries is governed by a Regulation. From this date, biocidal products intended to be placed on the European market must be authorised before being marketed. For a given transition period, it is sufficient to register and submit a preliminary dossier.
Applications for authorisation can be submitted via the ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) for all European countries ( EU authorisation) or, as was the case to date, the application for authorisation can be performed in a European country and this authorisation can then be extended via a mutual recognition to other countries. The authorisation process is complex and the required data are very extensive. It calls for intense communication with the manufacturers of the biocidal agent and possibly with companies that have already received authorisation for the biocidal product. The manufacturers of the products are now being targeted for the first time. Product manufacturers have to declare the incorporated biocidal products or, if the product itself is a biocidal product, must request its authorisation.
We advise you and explain the process and requirements, but we also carry out the process from the beginning to successful authorisation on your behalf.