ECHA BPR : Apply for approval of active substances used for treating articles by 1 September 2016
Feb. 26, 2016
The deadline to apply for the approval of active substances which are used in treated articles and not yet in the approval process is 1 September 2016.
Companies will need to submit a complete dossier on the active substance to ECHA through R4BP 3 by this date to continue to place a treated article on the EU market.
After 1 March 2017, it will only be possible to place on the market articles which are treated with a biocidal product containing an active substance which is:
• already approved for the relevant product-type;
• under evaluation; or
• listed in Annex I to the Biocidal Products Regulation, i.e. lower risk substances eligible for a simplified authorisation procedure.
The same applies to articles which intentionally incorporate a biocidal product (e.g. anti-odour socks that contain silver).
Companies must also be ready to provide consumers with information about the biocidal treatment of the articles they are selling. If a consumer requests information on the biocidal treatment of the treated articles, the supplier must provide it free of charge within 45 days.
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