Upcoming deadlines for 2020:
Alpha-bromadiolone (February 2020)
ECHA launches a public consultation on alpha-bromadiolone (PT14) as a potential candidate for substitution. Deadline for providing information is 14/04/2020.
Approval of insecticides, attractants, and repellents (December 2019)
The Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) intends to decide on approval or non-approval for the following active substances, which are under review for product types 18 and 19 in June 2020 (BPC-35):
The Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) intends to decide on approval or non-approval for the following active substances, which are under review for product types 18 in November - December 2020 (BPC-37):
Are you manufacturer or distributor of an insecticide or repellent based on one of these active ingredients? Make sure that your product remains legally compliant in the EU market. We can advise you on strategies for cost-optimised authorisation of your biocidal product under the Biocidal Products Regulation BPR (EU) No 528/2012. Contact us -we will work out the best options for your biocidal product.
Copper: essential use derogation (September 2019)
The Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) intends to decide on essential use derogation for Copper (product types 2, 5 and 11) in October 2019. The BPC-32 meeting has been cancelled and there is no timeline for the essential use derogation yet available.
Belgium: new procedure under transitional law (May 2019)
With the latest Belgian Royal Decree, the registration procedure for biocides in Belgium under transitional law has changed. Before, a notification or authorization was demanded depending on the product type. Now, registration is the only procedure for all biocidal product types. Do you intend to market your biocidal product in Belgium? Contact us to find out more.
Exclusion of Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids as active substances in biocidal products (January 2019)
Under the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), “Pyrethrins or Pyrethroids” as active substances in biocidal products (PT 18,19) are no longer supported for approval. The substances await the Commission’s non-approval decision. Following adoption of a non-approval decision from the European Commission, the substances will be removed from the Review Programme. Biocidal products will no longer be allowed on the market.