Non-EU companies to be indicated in the list of biocidal active substances and suppliers


ECHA and the Commission have agreed to publish the company names of non-EU entities together with their EU-representatives in the Article 95 list of the Biocidal Products Regulation.

Helsinki, 18 August 2014 – While preparing the publication of the first EU list of biocidal active substances and suppliers, namely the Article 95 list, the Agency has formally agreed with the European Commission that non-EU companies participating in the EU programme to review all existing biocidal active substances on the EU market (Review Programme) will be listed next to their EU representative. The same will apply for non-EU companies who have supported a new active substance.

To ensure equal treatment, all non-EU manufacturers will from now on have the possibility to appoint an EU representative for the purposes of the Article 95 list.

Non-EU companies participating in the Review Programme will be contacted by ECHA for more information about their EU-representatives. For those companies planning to make a submission representing non-EU entities, ECHA has modified the supporting document to include also this information.

From 1 September 2015, a biocidal product cannot be placed on the EU market if the substance supplier or product supplier is not included in the list for the product type to which the product belongs.