This does not apply however to products that are covered by other directives. You must therefore find out whether your product comes under the rules for biocidal products or whether it is covered by other Community legislation, such as:
- medical equipment
- food product legislation
- plant protection products.
Covered by several sets of rules simultaneously
You should also be aware that your product may be subject to other legislation in addition to the Biocidal Products Directive. Examples are co-formulants which may be covered by REACH and the additional national regulation of antifouling agents through a special order on antifouling products.