Latest biocides news for Northern Ireland

Date published: 24 September 2021

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The following news story provides information on Biocidal Products Regulation in Northern Ireland

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New additions to Annex I of EU Boicides Production Regulation and the postponement of certain EU active substance expiry dates are detailed in the following information.
Please also remember to keep your contact details up-to-date to receive important updates about your product authorisations and approvals.

New additions to Annex I of EU BPR

Apply for product authorisation to access the NI market

Following evaluation under the EU Biocidal Products Regulation (EU BPR), a decision has been taken to add the following active substance to Annex I (the list of active substances eligible for simplified product authorisation).

This will affect Northern Ireland (NI):

If you want to supply biocidal products containing this active substance, you can now apply at the following link: 

Products must not be supplied in NI until product authorisation is granted.

Apply for product authorisation to keep your products on the NI market

Following evaluation under EU BPR, a decision has been taken to add the active substances listed below to Annex I.

This will affect Northern Ireland. If you supply biocidal products containing these active substances, you must apply for EU BPR product authorisation by the following dates to keep them on the NI market:

1 July 2022:

1 February 2023:

If you want to supply new biocidal products containing these active substances, you can also now apply for EU BPR product authorisation. New products (including new trade names) must not be supplied in NI until product authorisation is granted.

EU active substance expiry dates postponed

Active substance expiry dates postponed whilst the renewal evaluation is completed in the EU

For reasons beyond the control of the applicants, the approvals of the active substance/product type combinations listed below were likely to expire before a decision could be taken on their renewal under the EU Biocidal Products Regulation (EU BPR).

To allow sufficient time for the renewal evaluation to be completed, a decision has been taken to postpone the expiry of the approvals until the following dates. This affects Northern Ireland (NI):

28 February 2024:

28 February 2024:

30 June 2024:

31 July 2024:

30 September 2024:

30 November 2024:

31 January 2025:

If you want to supply new biocidal products containing these active substances, you can still apply for EU BPR product authorisation. New products (including new trade names) must not be supplied in NI until product authorisation is granted.

HSE (GB) will provide separate updates on the renewal decisions when relevant.

Are your contact details up to date?

Make sure you are receiving important information about your product authorisations and approvals.

Businesses that hold product authorisations and approvals in Great Britain and Northern Ireland under the GB and EU Biocidal Products Regulations (GB BPR and EU BPR) or the Control of Pesticides Regulations (COPR) should make sure HSE (GB) has the right contact details.

If the details they hold are out of date, you may not receive important information about your product authorisation or approval. To update your details please email:

 

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