BPR Scope documentation

The Biocidal Products Regulation (EU) 528/2012 (BPR) art.3 defines a ‘biocidal product’as being:

  1. “any substance or mixture, in the form in which it is supplied to the user, consisting of, containing or generating one or more active substances, with the intention of destroying, deterring, rendering harmless, preventing the action of, or otherwise exerting a controlling effect on, any harmful organism by any means other than mere physical or mechanical action”
  2. “any substance or mixture, generated from substances or mixtures which do not themselves fall under the first indent, to be used with the intention of destroying, deterring, rendering harmless, preventing the action of, or otherwise exerting a controlling effect on, any harmful organism by any means other than mere physical or mechanical action”

Despite this definition, in practice it is not always instantly clear if a product falls within the scope of the BPR.

Article 3(3) BPR Commission decisions

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