Agrow is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By


EU adjusts data requirements for generic biocides

EU legislation has been published on changes to the information required for applications for approval of biocide products, including non-crop pesticides. The changes apply to applications for products containing an active ingredient that has already been granted EU approval, but that has been manufactured in a different location or using a different process or starting material. The new rules add a requirement for proof of technical equivalence with the "reference" ai that has already been approved. The European Commission proposed the changes earlier this year (Agrow No 669, p 12) and they are among several adjustments made in recent months to the new EU biocidal products Regulation (528/2012), which began to be implemented on September 1st 2013.


What to read next




Ask The Analyst

Please fill in the form below to send over your enquiry or check the Ask The Analyst Page to find out more about the service

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts