Make sure to register PT1 and PT2 biocidal products containing DDAC

Companies that use didecyldimethylammonium chloride (DDAC) in biocidal products should act now to keep their products on the market. As of February 2024, DDAC will be approved as a biocidal active substance.

The European Commission has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of the upcoming regulation to approve DDAC as a biocidal active substance for Product Types 1 and 2 under the European Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR).

The date of approval is set to 1 February 2024.

What does this mean for your company?
After 31 January 2024 and until the approval of products under BPR, companies will be allowed to manufacture, sell and distribute products containing DDAC as an active substance as long as they have registered the products with the competent Member States authorities under the national rules for biocidal products (transitional period rules).

This means that if you have not registered your products in one of the Member States by 31 January, you will not be allowed to sell the product in the country until the product is authorised under BPR. This process could take several years.

The conditions above do not apply if the product contains at least one active substance that is still under review in the BPR review programme.

Act now
If you have considered expanding your presence on the EU market, you should start preparing and submitting applications for registration under the transitional period rules as soon as possible.

Some countries will not accept applications submitted later than one year before the deadline for approval, i.e. 31 January 2023.

You should also ensure that your suppliers will apply for approval under BPR of the products you purchase from them.

Failing to meet the deadlines means that you must stop selling your products and remove them from the market.

In brief

  • Check that you have active national registrations in the Member States in which you want to commercialise your products.
  • Apply now for national registration under the transitional period rules in the countries where you are not present yet.
  • Ask your biocidal product suppliers whether they will include your products in the BPR dossier(s) (all trade names must be submitted and registered).

For more information about registration of biocidal products, please contact:

Ilaria de Rosa Carstensen
Tel +45 4516 9369