Document title: Regulating biocidal products if there’s no Brexit deal
Summary: The UK would establish an independent biocidal products regime, retaining the EU’s Biocidal Products Regulation to ensure the new regime would be “essentially the same” as it is presently. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) continuing to act as the competent authority for the UK and taking on functions currently carried out by the European Chemicals Agency including undertaking technical equivalence assessments and active substance evaluation processes. The HSE would introduce its own processes and systems for receiving and processing applications, building in the long-term an IT system for handling applications and putting in place “interim measures” for the immediate aftermath of no-deal. Notes companies holding biocidal product authorisations would only have to reapply once the current approval expires.