09/16/2013

New Biocidal Products Regulation entered into operation

The new Biocidal Products Regulation concerns the placing on the market and use
of biocidal products, which are used to protect humans, animals, materials or
articles against harmful organisms. The regulation aims to improve the
functioning of the biocidal products market in the EU, while ensuring a high
level of protection for humans, animals and the environment. ECHA is the focal
point for all processes under the new regulation.

From 1 September onwards, industry can apply for the approval of an active
biocidal substance as well as authorisation for a biocidal product containing
an approved active substance through ECHA.

The regulation introduces new ways to authorise the biocidal products. In
addition to applying for authorisation in a single Member State, companies can
apply for authorisation in several Member States simultaneously or for an
EU-wide authorisation. The authorisation process is simplified for certain
types of biocidal products.

R4BP 3 is the central hub through which all biocides applications will be made.
It enables industry and the authorities to comply with the legislative
requirements and exchange information. ECHA invites all companies to create an
account in the system and log in to check their existing product
authorisations.

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