Biocidal Products Regulation
The Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR, Regulation (EU) 528/2012) concerns the placing on the market and use of biocidal products, which are used to protect humans, animals, materials or articles against harmful organisms, like pests or bacteria, by the action of the active substances contained in the biocidal product.
Companies can apply for the approval of an active substance by submitting a dossier to ECHA.
After the approval of an active substance, companies wishing to place biocidal products on the market have to apply for product authorisation at national or Union level.
Companies can ask ECHA to establish the technical equivalence of their active substance.
Manufacturers and importers not involved with the review programme of the previous legislation have to submit certain information to ECHA.
A fundamental and new aspect of the Biocidal Products Regulation is the common obligation to share information about active substances and products approved and authorised in the EU.