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The Chemicals Office has issued a notice of changes in the approval of disinfectants, which will take effect on 1 June 2020. There are two changes.

The first concerns the notification under the simplified procedure.

As of 1 June, the Chemicals Office will no longer notify biocidal products under the simplified procedure. This means that from now on, all applications received will be considered within the regular legal deadlines.

The second change concerns the use of ethanol in disinfectants.

Here, too, 1 June 2020 is a key date, as the Ordinance on the use of ethanol in disinfectants (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 40/20) expires on this day. 

From this date on, it is no longer possible to notify disinfectants with ethanol, the manufacturer or importer of which is not included in the list referred to in the first paragraph of Article 95 of Regulation (EU) No. 528/2012. 

All manufacturers of biocides containing the active substance ethanol must, after 1 June 2020, use ethanol in the production of ethanol-based biocides, the manufacturer or importer of which is included in the list referred to in the first paragraph of Article 95 of Regulation (EU) No. 528/2012. 

You can read the official announcement in Slovene in full here.

Should you need assistance in notifying biocides, feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience.

We will guide you through the entire process and make sure you have the products on the market as quickly as possible.


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