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As of 09/01/2013 the new EU Biocides Directive applies


In the official register of the European Union (L 167 on 06/27/2012) the new regulation (EU) No. 528/2012 of the European parliament and council from May, the 22nd 2012 about the placement on the market and the  usage  of biocidal  products was published .The directive came to force on 07/17/2012. Its regulations s have to be applied directly in all member states as of 09/01/2013. Thereby, the directive  replaces the original biocidal product directive  98/8/EG. Transitional provisions  apply for: