Regulating chemicals after Brexit: New rules are here

Brexit has changed rules and procedures for some

The UK has left the EU but remains strongly committed to the effective and safe management of chemicals.

Some regulations have changed as the UK has established independent regulatory regimes.

For more information please see below.

Biocides
An independent biocides regulatory regime is now in operation in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales).

The existing EU Biocidal Products Regulation (EU BPR) has been copied into GB law and amended to enable it to operate effectively in GB. This means that most aspects of EU BPR will continue in the same way under the new GB Biocidal Products Regulation (GB BPR) that came into force at 11pm on 31st December 2020.

  • Our biocides guidance has details of the GB BPR requirements for biocidal products in Great Britain
  • Our updated biocides Brexit page highlights the main differences between EU BPR and GB BPR as well as the things that are unchanged
  • We have published a series of fact sheets with detailed information for businesses that want to gain, or maintain, access to the GB market after 31st December 2020.
  • See the list of GB authorised biocidal products which provides details of biocidal products which can be supplied in Great Britain