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Information on the Sale of Biocidal Products – Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR)

Biocidal Products

The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) is the European regulation on the use and placing on the EU market of biocidal products. Under the BPR Regulation, biocidal products are required to be authorised before they can be placed on the market, and the active substances contained in that biocidal product must be previously approved, subject to a few exceptions.

It is your responsibility to comply with the BPR Regulation. This material is for informational purposes only. It is not intended as legal advice. We encourage you to consult your legal counsel if you have questions about the laws and regulations concerning your product.

General Information

Biocidal products are those that are used to protect against harmful organisms (such as pests or bacteria), via an active substance or micro-organism intending to destroy, deter, render harmless, prevent the action of, or exert a controlling effect on the harmful organism by any means other than mere physical or mechanical action.

Under the BPR Regulation and UK legislation, biocidal products generally require an authorisation before they can be placed on the UK market, and the active substances contained in that biocidal product must be previously approved. There are a few exceptions to the authorisation rule. There are associated labelling requirements, which include the name and address of the authorisation holder, uses for which it is authorised, authorisation number and any applicable categories of users to which the use of the biocidal product is restricted. You should also ensure that the label is in the official language(s) of the Member State in which you offer the product for sale or supply. We strongly encourage you seek advice from appropriate UK government authorities if your products are biocidal products (see Additional Information below).

It is your responsibility to provide accurate and complete product information about biocidal products. If your products are biocidal products, verify that they are properly authorised for sale. You should include proper disclaimer in your listing (“Use biocides safely. Always read the label and product information before use.”) and pictures of your product, clearly showing the disclaimer and biocidal registration number (where applicable). Provide us with the most updated SDS when setting up a new item.

Additional Information

We strongly encourage you to visit the following sites for more information on biocidal products and the BPR Regulation.

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