Impact of BREXIT on biocides sector
As of March 29, 2019 the United Kingdom will withdraw from the European Union, whether or not under an agreement. This exit has an impact on the biocides sector as well, and therefore we advise you, as a business operator, to prepare yourself to this scenario.
Are you a holder of a national Belgian authorisation/notification or a European authorisation? Are you an SME/multinational and a current or future applicant, a consultant, … or are you involved in any other way with the biocides sector? In that case we advise you to consult the websites and communications of the EU and ECHA mentioned below. These documents were established for the European procedure under Regulation (EU) nr. 528/2012 (BPR) but the contents are quite often applicable to the transitory period and hence also to the national Belgian procedure.
So, for example, a current authorisation holder/notifier from the UK who has a national Belgian authorisation/notification must submit in due time before the BREXIT a change request for his authorisation/notification in order to obtain for his national Belgian authorisation/notification a new authorisation holder/notifier seated within the European Union.
- ECHA advice to companies concerning BREXIT
- European Commission’s Notice to Stakeholders
New instructions from ECHA in preparation for Brexit
ECHA has published new instructions on how companies should prepare for a ‘no deal’ scenario ahead of the UK’s withdrawal on 30 March 2019.
Subject to further developments, ECHA will open a ‘Brexit window’ in REACH-IT from 12 to 29 March, 24:00 hours CET (11 p.m. UK time) to enable UK-based registrants to make the necessary changes and transfer their REACH registrations.
- See more on ECHA website: Act now to stay on the EU market after the UK’s withdrawal.
- Step-by-step instructions on transfer of registrations from UK companies: How to transfer your UK REACH registrations prior to the UK withdrawal from the EU.
If you have specific questions on the BREXIT related to biocides, you can always submit them to our helpdesk on www.helpdeskdppc.be.
Even if you do not expect it to happen, the BREXIT may impact your company. It is for your own benefit to examine what consequences may arise. Do the BREXIT Impact Scan and get tailor-made tips in order to be well-prepared.