Application active substances
Upon submission of an application, the first step is to determine whether the active substances contained in the product have already been authorised in Europe.
In the European context, active substances are assessed according to safe use. See the European review programme to find out which active substances are being assessed and for which product type they are being assessed.
Applications for authorisation of biocidal products based on an approved active substance (included on the Union list of Approved Active Substances) have to comply to the Biocidal Products Regulation and are processed by ECHA (via R4BP).
Applications for authorisation of a biocidal product based on an active substance that is not approved (or is still under review) must be submitted under transitional legislation to the competent authority in the Member State concerned; for the Netherlands, this is the Ctgb.