Defintions

The main points of the definition of a biocidal product and an active substance according to the BPR (Regulation (EU) No. 528/2012, BPR) are as follows.

Definition of a biocidal product

The main points of the definition of a biocidal product according to the BPR (Regulation (EU) No. 528/2012, BPR) are as follows:

  • A biocidal product is any substance or mixture with the intention of preventing the action of, or otherwise exerting a controlling effect on, any harmful organism. This type of information will typically be gained from the label or the product marketing.
  • The product is constituted by or contains one or more active substances.
  • The control action must be chemical or biological. • With the exception of in-situ generated products, the rules apply to the products in the form in which they are supplied to the user and not to, e.g., raw materials used in the manufacture of a biocidal product.
  • The product must belong to one of the 22 product types included in Annex V of the Regulation.

The BRF defines a biocidal product in Article 3 (1) (a)

Definition of an active substance

For the purpose of the BPR an active substance is defined as follows:  a substance or a micro-organism that has an action on or against harmful organisms:

The BPR defines an active substance in Article 3 (1) (c).

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