Application types

Biocidal products, both existing and new, can be authorised for the Danish market in one of two ways: Either through authorisation by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, or through the mutual recognition in Denmark of an authorisation that has already been granted in another EU Member State.

Mutual recognition
Mutual recognition is a shortcut to authorisation if you wish to place your product on the market in a number of EU Member States. It also implies a lower fee.

Denmark as the Reference Member State
Authorisation of a biocidal product with Denmark as reference Member State (initial country of application)

Other application types

Parallel authorisations (Identical products)
If a product is identical to an existing authorised product in Denmark, you may apply for parallel authorisation in Denmark. This is a simplified process for which a lower fee is payable.

The Biocidal Products Directive provides scope to apply for frame-formulations. A frame-formulation is a group of products that differ only slightly from each other. The documentation requirements are less stringent, and the fee for each product within a frame is lower.

Application to carry out experimental testing
Biocidal products requiring authorisation but not yet authorised may neither be sold nor used. Products in a development stage containing new compositions or active substances may, however, be tested experimentally with a permit from the Danish EPA.