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.

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.
Read more about authorisation with Denmark as the reference Member State.

Mutual recognition

Mutual recognition is granted in two stages. The first stage consists of an application in one country (the reference Member State, which is typically also the Rapporteur Member State for the active substance during the EU evaluation) accompanied by a full dossier.

In the second stage, other countries in which the product is to be placed on the market (concerned Member State, CMS) consider an application for mutual recognition based on the evaluation by the reference Member State, RMS. If a product is authorised in Denmark for example, the applicant can obtain authorisation in another EU Member State during a 120-day period. The same applies correspondingly if you have had your product authorised in an EU Member State other than Denmark and wish to obtain an authorisation here.

Stages in the proces of application

The diagram below show the stages in the proces of application.

Documentation requirements and fees

Companies must apply via the EU's R4BP database and there are new requirements concerning the documentation to be submitted with the application. A fee is payable for authorisation applications.
Read more about the documents that must be submitted.
Read more about the fees.