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Biocides regulation: Northern Ireland

If you wish to make biocidal products or treated articles available on the Northern Ireland market you must comply with the EU Biocidal Products Regulation (EU BPR). We will be updating our website soon to include guidance on how you can do this.

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Meanwhile, if you have an enquiry about the Northern Ireland market, email HSE: [email protected]  

Exports from Northern Ireland to Great Britain

HSE will treat biocidal products as being authorised in Great Britain (GB) under the GB Biocidal Products Regulation (GB BPR) where a Northern Ireland-based business holds a valid authorisation or permit for the product under EU BPR in Northern Ireland and wants to supply the product in GB.

You must notify HSE before placing the product on the GB market.

Read our guidance on unfettered access.

Exports from Northern Ireland to the EU

You must continue to comply with EU regulations such as EU BPR.

Exports from Great Britain to Northern Ireland

You must comply with EU BPR. You may also need to comply with GB legislation such as GB Prior Informed Consent (GB PIC) or specific customs and export rules

Updated 2021-04-26