Biocides: Why European Union authorisation?

Union authorisation was introduced by the EU’s Biocidal Products Regulation in 2013. It allows companies to place their biocidal products on the entire EU market, without needing to get specific national authorisations. The first biocidal products are now expected to be granted access to the EU market. Isabelle Demoment from Kersia Group and Gosia Oledzka from Ecolab, which were among the first companies to opt for Union authorisation, have explained the following concepts in this article from ECHA:

  • Harmonised assessment in all EU countriesMore economical for multinational markets
  • More economical for multinational markets
  • New innovations with a product family
  • Biggest challenges: timelines and fees

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