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New Biocides Regulation enters in force

EC // The new Regulation on Biocidal products (EU) No 528/2012 was adopted on 22 May 2012, and applies from 1st September 2013. It repeals and replaces the former Directive.

Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik said: "This Regulation is another step towards ensuring that only safe, authorised products are made available throughout the EU. The simplification of authorisation procedures will bring significant economic benefits to companies while ensuring a high level of environmental protection for citizens."

EC Press release

EUREAU Info on New Biocides Regulation