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National transitional measures

At stage 6 of our Biocides decision tree we look at what is required if all of the biocides contained in (or generated by) your product aren’t approved under the EU BPR?

The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) covers the registration for sale and use of biocidal products. These are products used to protect people, animals and materials against harmful pests such as insects or bacteria via the action of an active substance in the product.

The EU BPR is an EU regulation, and as such it covers all EU member states. Not all biocidal products will fall under the remit of the BPR, or don’t yet. These may need to be registered or ‘notified’ under national registration routes – sometimes referred to as transitional rules.

Stage 6 RHS

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Registering a new active substance

Are all the biocides contained in (or generated by) your product part of the EU BPR review programme? Branch 5 on the decision tree looks at what you need to do if the answer is no and a new biocide (active substance) dossier must be submitted to ECHA for approval.

Stage 5 RHS

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Borderline Products

As we reach the half-way point on the biocidal product decision tree (4/8). Our attention turns to borderline products.

Borderline products are those which lie close to the boundary between multiple regulations. Examples include biocidal products, biocidal carriers, treated articles, cosmetic products, medical devices, medicinal products, herbal medicines or food supplements.

These are complex healthcare products which require further investigation to determine which regulatory framework applies to their registration and are determined on a case-by-case basis by national competent authorities. They are called borderline products until their status has been decided.

Decision Tree A3 stage 4 RHS

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Legal obligations beyond the BPR

In the second instalment of our 8 part Biocides series we're focusing on the first branch of the decision tree. Your product may not fall within the scope of the BPR, however there may be other legislation which you must ensure your product fulfils such as REACH, CLP or Plant Protection Products Regulation.
Decision Tree Branch 1

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