There are currently different possibilities for the registration / authorisation of biocidal products:
Upcoming deadlines for 2019:
Active chlorine „in situ“: Update (June 2019)
“Active chlorine released from hypochlorous acid” has been defined as the “bottled solution”. ECHA confirmed that it is no longer allowed to use NaCl as a precursor and to sell the bottled solution subsequently! This is the ECHA statement: “we would like to confirm that, on the basis of our understanding, the bottled “Active chlorine released from hypochlorous acid” must be obtained from a relevant party listed on the Article 95 list”.
Are you selling biocidal products based on “Active chlorine released from hypochlorous acid” legally compliant? Contact us to find out more.
Substances open for Notification (June 2019)
28.06.2019 is the deadline for stakeholders to notify for the active substance Tetrahydro-3,5-dimethyl-1,3,5-thiadiazine-2-thione (Dazomet) and get it approved in the biocides review programme.
01.10.2019 is the deadline for stakeholders to notify for the active substance (ethylenedioxy)dimethanol (Reaction products of ethylene glycol with paraformaldehyde (EGForm)) and get it approved in the biocides review programme.
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.
Approval of insecticides, attractants, and repellents (April 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:
Are you manufacturer or distributor of an insecticide or repellent based on one of these active ingredients? Do you want to be sure that your product remains legally compliant in the EU market? After the decision on WS approval has been announced, you have about two years to market your product in the EU member states under the so-called transitional regulation, but the requirements of the countries differ greatly! Ask us about the regulations and possibilities in individual countries of the EEA and Switzerland. The transitional regulation may also be used during the period of dossier evaluation but only if an application for product approval is submitted before the date of approval! We can also advise you on strategies for cost-optimised authorisation of your biocidal product under the BPR. Contact us -we will work out the best options for your biocidal product.
Copper: essential use derogation (March 2019)
The Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) intends to decide on essential use derogation for Copper (product types 2, 5 and 11) in October 2019.
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 have been redefined as “Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium, extract from open and mature flowers of Tanacetum cinerariifolium obtained with hydrocarbon solvents” and “Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium extract from open and mature flowers of Tanacetum cinerariifolium obtained with supercritical carbondioxide”. The Article 95 list has been amended accordingly.