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What is BPR

BPR, explained

The Biocidal Products Regulation (EU) 528/2012 was published in 2012 and replaced the Biocidal Products Directive 98/8/EC in 2013. 


  • High level of protection for human and animal health and the environment;
  • Harmonization of the rules for placing biocidal products and treated articles on the EU market;


The Biocidal Products Regulation (EU) 528/2012 regulates in addition to the three areas previously defined by the Biocidal Products Directive 98/8/EC, the placement on the EU market of treated articles and biocidal active substances, including in situ generated active substances by physical devices. 

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