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Biocides | February 3, 2020

I would like to share with you two answers to questions related to biocides. They might come in handy for you as well.

Here is the first question:

“I wonder if it is necessary to notify biocidal products in Slovenia if they have already been notified by the manufacturer in the UK (ECHA)?”

Here is my answer:

“Biocidal products must be notified in each country. These are national procedures that differ from country to country.

Authorisation under the EU Regulation on Biocidal Products should also be done on a national basis. In authorisation, however, it is possible to apply for approval for all EU Member States at the same time (Union authorisation).”

You can check if the biocide has already been notified or authorised in Slovenia. The Register of Biocidal Products is a publicly available document published on the OPSI website (Open Data portal Slovenia)."

And now to the second question:

“A German manufacturer has provided us with documents showing that he has already notified the biocide in Germany. Given that Slovenia is also part of the EU, does this mean that we only need to submit these documents to the Chemicals Office and we can start selling the biocide?”

Below is my answer:

“Notification is a national procedure that varies from country to country.

Slovenia has different notification requirements for biocides than Germany, so the documents required for notification in Germany are not sufficient for notification in Slovenia. At the same time, certain documents must be prepared in the Slovenian language.”

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