EU new Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) applying from September 1st

August 2013

The European Union’s new Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) will apply from this Sunday 1 September 2013. The Regulation, entered into force on 17 July 2012, aims to improve the functioning of the biocidal products market in the EU, while ensuring a high level of protection to humans and the environment. It replaces the current Biocidal Products Directive 98/8/EC (BPD).

What does the regulation say? According to it, all biocidal products to be placed on the market require an authorisation, with a previous approval of the active substances contained in that product. Common examples of such biocidal products can be disinfectants, wood preservatives, insect repellents and pest control products.
ReachCentrum has set up a service focusing in particular to support those companies looking for an authorisation of biocidal products/approval of active substances, together with its strategic partner ARCHE for the whole process whether it is for an application of authorisation on EU level or for one on national level. Also the support for the transition period (i.e. for the applications for active substance under BPD that will still be under evaluation on 1 September 2013) is part of our full flash service. Our main area of actions includes:

  • Strategic advice on the regulatory process including  approval of active substances and authorisation of biocidal products
  • Cost reduction possibilities for joint submission management and product families
  • Tailored training (e.g. How to comply with BPR, dossier      preparation and submission, and risk assessment)
  • Preparation and submission of active substances and  biocidal products dossiers  together with our strategic partner ARCHE

 NEW! Software Training for the Biocidal Products Regulation
 The process for submitting your biocides applications involves three IT-tools:

  • IUCLID 5 contains the new functions to manage biocide-specific information and create BPR dossiers.
  • R4BP 3 is a central hub used for all communications between the applicants and the authorities. It will be used for submitting      applications, exchanging data and information between the applicant, ECHA, Member State competent authorities and the European Commission.
  • REACH-IT to create user accounts for R4BP 3.

ReachCentrum and ARCHE offer tailored training on the use of these tools and the workflow to help applicants organise themselves to submit the appropriate dossier and monitor the communication.
For further information please visit or contact Leo Appelman at [email protected]