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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:

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