GB Article 95: How to apply

Important deadline for GB businesses

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Applications for inclusion on the GB Article 95 List can be made to HSE by:

Making available on the market means any supply of a biocidal product, whether in return for payment or free of charge, at all stages of the supply chain. Some examples of this could include:

If the supplier of an active substance is not on the GB Article 95 List, then biocidal products containing that active substance cannot be made available on the GB market. If the active substance supplier does not want to go on the GB Article 95 List, the biocidal product supplier / manufacturer could gain their own entry on the list instead.

Enforcement action may be taken if it cannot be demonstrated that the active substance in a biocidal product that is made available on the GB market is compliant with GB Article 95.

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UK representatives

A company that is based outside the UK may appoint a UK representative, which must be established in the UK, to act on their behalf for the purposes of GB Article 95. This allows non-UK companies to appear on the GB Article 95 List next to their UK representative.

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What HSE will do

After receiving your application HSE will:

You may be asked to provide further information at various stages of the process. Please note if the information you provide is not satisfactory, or you fail to provide the information within the specified deadline, your application may be rejected.

Rejecting applications

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

Making changes to existing entries

If you want to make a change to an existing entry on the GB Article 95 List eg if your company has changed its name, you should inform HSE in writing at [email protected].

If you are taking over another company's entry, both parties should jointly inform HSE and include all relevant letters of access.

Updated 2022-09-01