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ECHA publishes a Practical Guide on the Biocidal Products Regulation


The guide helps companies to meet their obligations under the Biocidal Products Regulation.

Helsinki, 23 September 2014 – ECHA has published a Practical Guide on the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR). To help companies to better fulfil their obligations and tasks under the BPR, this Practical Guide is structured in sections describing what the principles behind each obligation are: who is concerned by the obligations; what are the relevant timelines and the deadlines; which are the information requirements; the procedure to follow and the expected results of the process. The guide also highlights the exceptions and particular cases for some of the processes. Finally, it lists the relevant fees for each obligation.

The guide which is now available on ECHA's website contains the following chapters:

  • approval of active substance
  • Article 95: list of active substances and suppliers
  • technical equivalence
  • national authorisation
  • mutual recognition
  • renewal of national authorisation and authorisations subject to mutual recognition
  • Union authorisation
  • simplified authorisation
  • changes of biocidal products
  • data sharing
  • appeals (on ECHA decisions)


The following additional chapters are foreseen to be published in late October 2014:

  • renewal of approval of active substance
  • review of an approval of active substance
  • research and development

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