Fighting Covid-19: Can I export my hand sanitising gel to the EU?

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.

Under normal circumstances, the EU-based importer of your (hand) disinfectants must submit an application for authorisation prior to making the products available on the market. However, in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, Member States may temporarily permit products on their market that do not comply with the BPR. Please note that during this period, the rules differ per Member State.


Need assistance?

The Chemical Compliance Coach can help you and your EU-based client to place your biocidal product on the market in the EEA, Switzerland and the UK. Contact us and request an initial consult to discuss your product and market.