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Transitional period

A part of the transitional period is revoked by the article 18 of the law N°2015-1567. Read more...

Submission of biocidal products

1st December 2016: Propiconazol (PT7), DCPP (PT1, 2, 4), IPBC (PT13) and Potassium sorbate (PT8). Read more...

Approvals of active substances

July 2016: Copper, granulated (PT8), Cyromazine (PT18), Amines, N-C10-16-alkyltrimethylenedi-, reaction products with chloroacetic acid (PT2, 3 and 4), Biphenyl-2-ol (PT3), Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, strain ISB06 (PT3), 2-bromo-2-(bromomethyl)pentanedinitrile (DBDCB) (PT6), Tolylfluanid (PT7), Copper flakes (coated with aliphatic acid) (PT21), Dicopper oxide (PT21), Copper thiocyanate (PT21), Didecylmethylpoly(oxyethyl)ammonium propionate (PT8). Read more...


New regulation on same products : see european regulation tab

Since 1st July 2016, ANSES delivers authorisation for biocides

Biocides helpdesk

A national assistance service, created and managed by ANSES.

Helpdesk biocides


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Written by DPR Biocides - Anses   

The term biocidal products encompasses a group of products intended to destroy, deter or render harmless, prevent the action of or exert a controlling effect on any harmful organism, by means of chemical or biological action. Although they target harmful organisms, biocides are by definition active products liable to have effects on humans, animals or the environment (see also Article 3.1 a) of Regulation ( EU) No 528/2012). Processes for the in situ generation of biocidal products are also governed by Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 (the BPR), as well as treated articles incorporating biocidal products.

These products are classified into four major groups, comprising 22 different product types:

  • Disinfectants, product types 1 to 5 (e.g. disinfectants for hands, disinfectants for water);
  • Preservatives, product types 6 to 13 (e.g. products for protecting wood against insects or fungi, products for the preservation of leather, products for the preservation of fluids used in metal processing);
  • Pest control products, product types 14 to 20 (e.g. rodenticides, insecticides);
  • Other products, product types 21 and 22 (e.g. antifouling paints applied on boats, fluids used in taxidermy and embalming).

Marketing authorisation (MA) application dossiers for biocidal products are examined in accordance with the provisions of the BPR. A helpdesk has been created to meet the needs of industrial companies wishing to submit such applications. ANSES has set up this free service to enable companies to find sufficient information on the various aspects of biocide regulations, to help them meet their regulatory obligations.

For whom?

This helpdesk is aimed at any company that produces, imports, uses or markets a biocidal product: producers, formulators, importers, applicants/third-party applicants, current authorisation holders and downstream users.

What for?

The main aim of the helpdesk is to assist companies wishing to apply for MA for biocidal products, to comply with the regulatory requirements under Regulation (EU) No 528/2012. It also aims to provide easier access to the regulations, to information on the marketing of biocidal products, and to the procedures in force in France.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 June 2016 21:38