Union Authorisations

If you wish to place your biocidal product on the market in the entire European Union, it is possible to apply for authorisation at Union level. A condition for this is similarity of the  conditions of use across the Union.

Union authorisations can be applied for for both single products and biocidal product families. Applications for Union Authorisations are not possible for active substances that meet the exclusion criteria and those belonging to product types 14, 15, 17, 20 and 21 (see also information on product types).

The timeframe for initiating the authorisation process is different depending on whether the product contains new or existing active substances:

New active substances

A product containing new active substances, also in combination with existing active substances, is eligible for Union authorisation from 1 September 2013.

Existing active substances

For biocidal products containing only existing active substances, Union authorisation will be available in different stages, depending on the product-type:

  1. currently available for product-types 1, 2 3, 4, 5, 6, 13, 18 and 19
  2. From 1 January 2020 onwards available to the product-types 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16 and 22.

The dates represents the dates after which the commission can grant the authorisation. The dates are not related to the submission date.

If you want to apply for a Union authorisation, and you want the Netherlands to be the evaluating Member State, please contact the biocidal products account manager Cindy van der Meer at the Ctgb.