Renew an existing product authorisation

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Biocidal products / biocidal product families with national authorisations granted under the GB Biocidal Products Regulation (GB BPR) in Great Britain (GB) will expire on the date specified on their Certificate of Authorisation unless renewed.

If you are seeking the renewal of a national authorisation for one or more product types, you must submit a renewal application to HSE at least 550 days before the expiry date of the authorisation.

Biocidal products / biocidal product families with simplified authorisations granted under GB BPR cannot be renewed and will expire on the date specified on their Certificate of Authorisation.

A biocidal product / biocidal product family with an expired authorisation cannot be made available on the GB market beyond its expiry date. Making available on the market means any supply of a biocidal product, whether in

How to apply

The authorisation holder or company acting on their behalf must submit, in English, a completed application form to [email protected] - companies may wish to mark emails as appropriate eg confidential. Please note that your application form may be returned if it is incomplete.

Only the application form should be submitted by email. All other relevant documentation / data must be submitted via the HSE Secure File Sharing Service, including:

All documents / attachments should be included within your IUCLID dossier.

Using the HSE Secure File Sharing Service

Things to note

What HSE will do

After receiving your application HSE will:

Renewal decision

When the evaluation of a renewal application is completed, a decision will be made as to whether the biocidal product / biocidal product family can be renewed.

Successful applications

HSE will:

You should:

Unsuccessful applications

HSE will not renew an authorisation where the conditions in Article 19 (eg the product is sufficiently effective and has no unacceptable effects on humans, animals or the environment) are no longer met.

The applicant may have the opportunity to modify / update their application to make it acceptable where that is appropriate.

Rejecting applications

An application can be rejected at any stage if the relevant fees or requested information / data are not submitted or are unacceptable.

Updated 2021-07-19