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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.

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

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

Other EU regulations on biocidal products

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).

(Commission delegated regulation (EU) 2017/698 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1062/2014 on the work programme for the systematic examination of all existing active substances contained in biocidal products referred to in 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.
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 Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1062/2014 on the work programme for the systematic examination of all existing active substances contained in biocidal products.)

Commission delegated regulation (EU) 2017/698 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1062/2014 on the work programme for the systematic examination of all existing active substances contained in biocidal products referred to in 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

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

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

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) 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.

Swedish legislation

The Environmental Code in English.

Pesticide Ordinance (2014:425).

Biocidal Products Containing Nematodes, Insects and Arachnids Ordinance (2000:338). 

Evaluation and Enforcement Fees Ordinance (1998:940).

Environmental Sanction Charges Ordinance (2012:259).

Pesticide Fees Ordinance (2013:63).

The Swedish Chemicals Agency Regulations (KIFS)

Chemical Products and Biotechnical Organisms Regulations (KIFS 2008:2).

Pesticides Regulations (KIFS 2008:3). 

Read more about biocidal products

Go to the webpages on biocidal products.