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Information on the sale of Biocidal Products in Germany - BPR

Biocidal Products

The Biocidal Products Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 (“BPR”) is the European regulation on the use and sale of biocidal products in the EU. Under the BPR, biocidal products are required to be authorized before they can be sold in the EU and the active substances contained in that biocidal product must be previously approved, subject to a few exceptions.

It is your responsibility to comply with EU BPR. This material is for informational purposes only and you should not take it as a substitute for legal advice. We encourage you to consult your legal counsel for any concerns about the laws and regulations concerning your product. 

General Information

Biocidal products are those that are used to protect against harmful organisms (like pests or bacteria), through an active substance or micro-organism intending to destroy, deter, render harmless, prevent the action of, or exert a controlling effect on the harmful organism by any means other than mere physical or mechanical action.

Under the BPR and German local law, biocidal products generally require an authorization before they can be sold on the German market, and the active substances contained in that biocidal product must be previously approved. There are a few exceptions to the authorization rule. You also have to comply with all labeling requirements. We encourage you to consult your legal counsel or the national German authority for any concerns about the laws and regulations concerning your product (you can find more information in the “Additional Useful Information” section).

It is your responsibility to provide accurate and complete product information about biocidal products. If your products are biocidal products, verify that your biocidal products are properly authorized for sale and indicate this biodical registration number on the detail page as well as the legally required German disclaimer „Biozidprodukte vorsichtig verwenden. Vor Gebrauch stets Etikett und Produktinformationen lesen.“ and pictures of your product clearly showing the disclaimer and biocidal registration number (where applicable), and please provide us with the most updated SDS when setting up a new item.

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