Reporting Biocides to the Product Register

The Regulations relating to Approval of Biocides and Biocidal Products (the Biocide Regulations) entered into force on 11.4.2014. The Regulations implement the EU's rules regarding approval of active substances (biocides) and biocidal products (Regulation EU 528/2013 concerning the making available on the market and use of biocidal products) in Norway.

All products covered by the Biocide Regulations must be reported to the Product Register.

Declaring biocides to the Product Register is a separate obligation (section 3), which comes in addition to applying for approval, and other obligations in the Biocides Regulations.

This obligation is independent of the quantity sold and their classification. This means that biocidal products that are non-hazardous (unclassified) and products of which less than 100 kg are sold also must be reported.

The declaration duty for hazardous chemicals also applies to biocidal products.