The European Commission has decided that disinfectants that are used to protect crops will now be classified as plant protection products. In accordance with this decision, the Ctgb has modified its policy for the authorisation of biocidal products that can be used for this purpose. As a result, it fully complies with European agreements and guidelines.

The Ctgb has chosen a gradual transition process; existing authorisations will not be amended. The labels of biocidal products must be changed only when the authorisations of disinfectants are renewed under the Biocidal Products Regulation. However, for biocidal products that are new on the market, the modified policy will go into force immediately.