Posted Posted in Biocidal Products Regulation, Biocides, English

Yes, you can, but it is important to note that the party/parties you supply with your product is/are responsible for fulfilling the requirements of the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR, 528/2012/EC). In other words, not the exporter (established outside the EU), but the importer (established in the EU) is bound by the obligations of the BPR. […]

Posted Posted in Biocidal Products Regulation, Biocides, English

Under normal circumstances, biocidal products, including (hand) disinfectants, must be authorised prior to being made available on the EU market. In case of danger to public health, animal health or the environment, Article 55 of the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR, 528/2012/EC) allows Member States to permit the placement of biocides on their market that do not […]

Posted Posted in Biocides, CLP Regulation, Detergents, English, Substances & mixtures, Vape products

You must notify product information to the poison centre when the chemical mixtures you place on the market are classified as hazardous on the basis of their health or physical effects according to the criteria laid down in EU-GHS (CLP, 1272/2008/EC). In practice, this obligation applies mainly to downstream users and importers, but other operators, […]

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Yes. Active substances, plant protection products (covered by Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009) and biocidal products (covered by Regulation (EU) 528/2012), which are classified as hazardous, must be labelled with a CLP hazard label, including the relevant hazard and precautionary statement(s), signal word and pictogram(s). To all other labelling provisions, the respective product-specific regulation remains applicable. […]

Posted Posted in Biocides, CLP Regulation, Detergents, English, Substances & mixtures, Vape products

Since CLP entered into force, each Member State has implemented its own national law regarding the poison centre notification. As a result, the notification requirements vary from country to country and it can be challenging to determine exactly what information you must share. To harmonise the approaches, a new Annex VIII has been added to […]

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Not all biocidal products are yet covered by the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR). For example, biocidal products containing an active substance included in the Review Programme of the European Commission are subject to national rules pending the final decision on the approval of the active substance (and up to 3 years after). Biocidal products containing […]

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The BPR stipulates that the costs associated with active substance approval are to be shared among the suppliers of a given active substance. In order to promote fair competition (and prevent “free-riding”), ECHA has compiled the so-called “Article 95 list”. This list includes only suppliers who demonstrably possess or have access to a complete EU […]

Posted Posted in Biocidal Products Regulation, Biocides, English

The difference between a biocidal product and a treated article lies in the purpose and function of the product. A biocidal product is defined as: a substance or mixture; consisting of, containing or generating one or more active substances or generated from precursors which themselves are not considered as active substances; with the intention of […]