Chemicals Regulation Division

The Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) is responsible for the regulation of biocides, pesticides, detergents, chemicals covered by REACH, and for compliance with the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation.

About the Chemicals Regulation Division


Information about REACH, the European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of CHemicals.

View REACH website


Information to help you identify biocides and work out whether products you manufacture or supply  are affected by the laws that govern them, as well as guidance on the process of applying for authorisation or approval.

View Biocides website


Information and guidance about the approval, authorisation and safe use of pesticides (Plant Protection Products), including controls over pesticide residues in food.

View Pesticide website


Guidance and information on the UK implementation of the EC Detergents Regulation.

View Detergents website

Chemical Classification

Information about the EU Chemical Classification, Labelling and Packaging legislation.

View Chemical website

Export and import of dangerous chemicals

Information about Regulation (EU) 649/2012 regarding the export or import of chemicals or articles containing chemicals (commonly known as the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Regulation).

View PIC website

Updated: 2022-03-22