On December 3rd 2014 ECHA published a new version of R4BP 3, the central hub through which all biocides applications are made.
The revision provides significant additions and improvements to the tool, including a simplification for applications submission, email notification of important business events for applicants, the possibility to delegate assets or nominate someone (e.g. a consultant) to work on behalf of companies, a consolidated mutual recognitions renewal, and an easy export of asset, case and task lists. A new Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) format (xml) is mandatory for all companies wishing to apply for Product Autorisation. This new tool allows the creation of summeries of product characteristics for single products AND for product families. For further information: SPC Editor.