Expected extension of EU’s review of biocidal active substances

The biocidal active substance review programme is being extended for the third time with a new deadline set for 2030.

To begin with the evaluation of active substances was anticipated to be completed by May 2010. Since then the date has been postponed twice, but still more than 50% of the active substances/product type (PT) combinations have not yet been reviewed.

Lately, the EU authorities agreed to extend the review programme for active substances under the Biocidal Products Regulation until 31 December 2030. 

Impact on national authorisations
If your products include biocidal active substances, you should be aware that the extended deadline may possibly affect national authorisations under transitional schemes. Information about required actions will be provided by the individual national authorities.

For assistance with approval of biocidal products, please contact:

Michael Fink 
Tel +45 4516 9156