Apply for authorisation for biocidal products

In order to sell or use a biocidal product, the product must generally be authorised by the Swedish Chemicals Agency.

Biocidal products are pesticides, such as disinfectants, wood preservatives, mosquito repellents, rodenticides, and antifouling paints

Contact us well in advance of the application

Regarding applications for new product authorisations where the Swedish Chemicals Agency is to evaluate the complete documentation, it is important that you contact us well in advance, preferably one year before you intend to submit such an application. This is important in order for us to be able to give you the support you need before applying, but also for us to be able to plan our work in a good way. Please note that for applications according to the EU Biocidal Products Regulation, all the active substances in the product must have an approval date for the relevant product type before the Swedish Chemicals Agency can process your request.

According to the Biocidal Products Regulation, you are obliged to consult with us prior to an application, if Sweden is to be the reference Member State. This is stated in Annex 3.2 of the EU Biocides Regulation. In order for us to receive the relevant information regarding your intended application, please fill out the form “Information on your intended application” , 55.6 kB. and attach it to your request. We will contact you once we have reviewed the information.

If we reach an agreement that Sweden can act as the reference Member State, we will schedule a pre-submission meeting with you. Our intention is for this meeting to take place at least 6 months before you submit the application. During this meeting, we can discuss the process, data requirements, or other issues that are relevant to your application. Such a meeting is free of charge for applicant companies.

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Things you need to know before you apply

Look at this flow chart to find out if you need to apply for authorisation for your biocidal product and if so, which set of regulations you should follow.

Overview of the application for authorisation of biocidal products.

Overview of the application for authorisation of biocidal products.

Last published 20 May 2022