Are you interested in Union authorisation for your biocidal product?

The European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) website gives an overview of the application deadlines until the end of 2019. Union authorisation allows you to place a biocidal product on the market throughout the EU without the need for specific national authorisation. It is designed for products that have similar conditions of use across the EU. If you are interested in Union authorisation to keep your product on the market, check the substance-specific deadlines on our website and apply on time. Currently, 16 active substances have upcoming deadlines for different product-types. The agency recommends you make a pre-submission to ECHA at least six months before you submit your Union authorisation application. This free-of-charge consultation helps identify any potential issues that need to be addressed.


The EU has a two-step authorisation process for biocidal products. First, the active substance in the product must be approved for the specific product-type. Next, the corresponding product must be authorised for use in one, several or all EU Member States. To keep your existing biocidal product on the market, you have to apply for its authorisation by the date of approval specified in the European Commission’s regulation for approving the active substance. Further information is available at:

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