Biocidal products that are newly within the scope of the EU BPR

Article 93 of the EU Biocides Regulation 528/2012 (EU BPR) outlines transitional provisions for biocides that weren’t regulated under the Biocidal Products Directive 98/8/EC (BPD) but are now regulated under the EU BPR. These transitional provisions apply to vermicides, working or cutting fluid preservatives (other than metal working fluid preservatives) and any other biocidal products that are newly within the scope of the EU BPR. Interested parties need to submit a complete active substance dossier to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) through R4BP by 1 September 2016. If an active substance is not supported by 1 September 2016 for the relevant product type the biocidal product must be removed from the market by 1 September 2017.

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