Copper pyrithione and clothianidin approved as active substances [EU]

The two substances are approved with effect from  October 1st 2016.

The specific conditions under which the substances may be approved are indicated in the Annexes to the Regulations.

Reminder of the new features of the Registry for Biocidal Products

As a reminder, in a press-release issued on April 27th 2015, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the release of the new version of the Registry for Biocidal Products (R4BP 3).

  • The first new feature allows companies to submit multiple change requests for product authorisations in parallel, thus making the registry more user-friendly.
  • The second feature enhances visibility and synchronisation between applications submitted for a group of assets, thus reducing the administrative work and the communication time.

EHS Legal Specialist

Sources:

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/984 of 24 June 2015 approving copper pyrithione as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products for product-type 21, OJEU L 159 of 25 June 2015, p. 43–45
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/985 of 24 June 2015 approving clothianidin as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products for product-type 18, OJEU L 159 of 25 June 2015, p. 46–48