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The making available on the market and use of biocidal products is regulated in the EU Biocidal Products Regulation, and during a transitional period also in Swedish legislation. The aim of the Biocidal Products Regulation is to harmonise the rules on the supply and use of biocidal products and at the same time ensure a high level of protection for human health, animals and the environment. These provisions are based on the precautionary principle. The main rule is that biocidal products must be authorised before they can be made available on the market and used.

EU Biocidal Products Regulation 

Consolidated text

Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the making available on the market and use of biocidal products.
(last consolidated 25 April 2015).

Amendments

Amendments not included in the consolidated version are shown here. Today all amendments so far are included in the consolidated version of the Biocidal Products Regulation.

Basic regulation, all versions and amendments are available in EUR-Lex.

Basic regulation

Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the 22 May 2012.

EU Regulations based on the Biocidal Products Regulation

Below you find EU regulations based on the EU Biocidal Products Regulation. You can also find all regulations and amendments in EUR-Lex, the portal to EU law.

EU Review Programme for existing active substances

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1062/2014 on the work programme for the systematic examination of all existing active substances contained in biocidal products (last consolidated 9 May 2017).

Implementing Regulations to EU Biocidal Products Regulation

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 88/2014 specifying a procedure for the amendment of Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 528/2012.

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 354/2013 on changes in biocidal products authorised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 414/2013 specifying a procedure for the authorisation of the same biocidal products in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Commission Implementing regulation (EU) 2016/1802 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 414/2013 specifying a procedure for the authorisation of same biocidal products in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Corrigendum to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1062/2014 on the work programme for the systematic examination of all existing active substances contained in biocidal products.

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 564/2013 on the fees and charges payable to the European Chemicals Agency pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Delegated Regulation on renewal of authorisations at mutual recognition

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 492/2014 as regards the rules for the renewal of authorisations of biocidal products subject to mutual recognition.

Swedish legislation

The Environmental Code in English.

Regulations

Pesticide Ordinance (2014:425)

Pesticides Containing Nematodes, Insects or Arachnids Ordinance (2016:402), in Swedish.

Pesticide Fees Ordinance (2013:63)

The Swedish Chemicals Agency Regulations (KIFS)

Pesticides Regulations (KIFS 2008:3)

Chemical Products and Biotechnical Organisms Regulations (KIFS 2017:7)