Detergents and cleaning products

The Detergent and Cleaning Products Regulation, also called the Detergents Regulation, aims to reduce the environmental risks connected with detergents and to improve information to consumers. The Regulation applies to all chemical products used on solid surfaces, clothes, textiles and household utensils.

Read more about the detergent rules.

The EU-commissions document with questions and agreed answers concerning implementation of Regulation (EC) No 648/2004 on detergents.

Consolidated text

Regulation (EC) No 648/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning Detergents and Cleaning Products(last consolidated on 1 June 2015.


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