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Data sharing in the UK for biocidal products

The Biocidal Products Directive (BPD) came into force in March 1998 with the aim of removing barriers to trade in biocides by harmonising controls for the marketing and use of biocidal products across Europe, whilst maintaining a high level of protection for humans and the environment. The BPD is implemented in the United Kingdom through the Biocidal Products Regulations 2001 (BPR), which include the requirements for data sharing as given in the Directive. This guidance document provides suggestions for applicants on some steps they can take to achieve data sharing when submitting information to the BPU in support of active substances or biocidal products:

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