The Biocides Stakeholders' Day

25 June 2013 | Helsinki

The European Chemicals Agency organised its first Biocides Stakeholders'Day on 25 June 2013 in Helsinki.

In preparation for the application date of the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) on 1 September 2013, the Stakeholders' Day engaged key biocides stakeholders with information about the new regulation. The aim of the event is to ensure that companies are aware of their roles and available tools and resources to assist them in meeting their obligations.

The day was open to all and the content was of particular relevance to European and national trade associations, SMEs, large companies, alternative suppliers and environmental as well as health NGOs.

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Presentation [PDF] Speaker
Opening address Geert Dancet, ECHA
BPR – new processes Hugues Kenigswald, ECHA
Opportunities for companies under the new Biocidal Products Regulation Raf Bruyndonckx, Cefic – European Biocidal Products Forum
Role of the European Commission under the Biocidal Products Regulation Pierre Choraine, European Commission
New active substances Antero Airaksinen, ECHA
Review programme Erik van de Plassche, ECHA
Union authorisation of biocidal products Heike Schimmelpfennig, ECHA
National authorisation: Role of the Member State Anna Nordberg, Swedish Chemicals Agency
Article 95: Obligations on suppliers Camilla Buchanan, ECHA
Data sharing and technical equivalence Suvi Takala, ECHA
Control of treated articles in the Biocidal Products Regulation Johanna Bernsel, European Commission
IT tools for BPR Tom Uotila, ECHA
Biocide applications: Submission in practice Ricardo Simoes, ECHA
Guidance for applicants Adriana Lipkova, ECHA
ECHA Communications and Helpdesk support Mira Banerjee and Henna Piha, ECHA
Closing remarks Jukka Malm, ECHA

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