Registration Manual

The Registration Manual informs you about the application processes (including application and assessment process). The tool 'How to apply?' leads you through a series of questions to the relevant application type. Both manuals are only available in English.

Changes over December

The registration and evaluation of biocidal products and plant protection products is based on uniform principles. To take into account the developments originating from the ongoing process of European harmonisation and developments in science and technology,  the procedures for registration and the methodology for evaluation of products changes and improves continuously.

To make sure the changes are we documented, an updated version of the registration manual for biocidal products  is released once a month. The updates are planned at the beginning of each month. The former versions of the registration manuals are made available in the “archive” of manuals.

In this new release, several points are amended and / or added. In the overview presented on this page, you will find an explanation and a designation of the exact location in the manual for each amendment or addition.

1. Provisional authorisation

Information about provisional authorisations under BPR have been added. (product authorisation for max 3 years, when an a.i. is already in peer review phase with a positive advice of the rapporteur member state, in accordance with Art 55 of the BPR).
Manual parts:

2. Re-registrations and renewals: expiry before decision-taking

Text added: “In case, beyond the control of the holder of a national authorisation, no decision is taken before its expiry, the receiving competent authority shall grant a renewal for the period necessary to complete the evaluation.“

Manual part:

3. Derived authorisations: changes in derived trade permits

Merely a name change.

Manual part: biocides registration manual:

Biocidal product Regulation


Transitional legislation / national legislation