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The regulation on biocides (BPR, regulation (EU) 528/2012) concerns the placing on the market and use of biocides

used for the protection of humans, animals, materials or articles against harmful organisms, such as parasites or bacteria, through the action of the active ingredients contained in the biocide. The purpose of the regulation is to improve the functioning of the biocides market in the EU, while ensuring a high level of protection for humans and the environment.
Current legislation identifies 23 types of biocides divided into four groups based on activity and use:
Group 1: Disinfectants and biocides in general (PT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Group 2: Preservatives (PT 6, 7, 8, 9 10, 11, 12, 13)
Group 3: Control of vermin (PT 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19)
Group 4: Other biocidal products (PT 20, 21, 22, 23)
Biocidal products must obtain authorization before they can be placed on the market. For this purpose, companies have the right to choose between different processes, based on the product and the number of countries in which they intend to market it:
  1. National authorization
  2. Mutual recognition
  3. Authorization from the European Union
  4. Simplified authorization

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