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How can you sell biocides in the EU/EEA if you are a company, established in the UK?

We get a lot of inquiries from companies, established in the UK, that want to expand their chemicals’ business in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA).

This time, I will focus on selling biocides. Since the UK is no longer part of the EU, the single European market is no longer available to companies, established in Great Britain – England, Scotland, and Wales.

So, what is the first step that you want to do, when planning to expand your biocides’ business to the EU/EEA?
Firstly, you need a company, established in the EU/EEA, to market the biocides there. However, Northern Ireland (NI) is a part of special Northern Ireland protocol, with access to the EU/EEA marketEU BPR still applies there. This means, that in general, a company, established in NI, can also register their biocidal products in the EU/EEA.

The other option is for the importers to make their own registrations. In some countries you need to have a local distributer in any case.

So let us say you are a company, established in the NI or you have local importers in each country.

What is the second basic requirement, you might want to check?

The second important aspect; is the active substance you are using in the biocide supplied from EU Article 95 list of suppliers? You can find the list here.

If these 2 basic requirements are fulfilled, then you can proceed with preparing the dossiers for the registrations of your biocides in the EU/EEA – The workload of preparing the dossier depends whether the substance is already approved in the EU or if it is still part of the Review Programme.

If you need assistance with getting your biocidal products on the market in the EU/EEA, we can help you. Write us an e-mail at and we will get back to you with an offer.

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Biocides | January 24, 2024

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