Articles treated with biocides are in the scope of BPR. By definition a treated article may be a substance, mixture or an article which has been treated with, or intentionally incorporates one or more biocidal products. Treated articles must be labelled according to the provisions of BPR. An authorisation must be applied for before placing on the market if the treated article has a primary biocidal function.
Another significant change compared to BPD is the possibility of EU-wide union authorisation for some product-types. The authorisation application shall be submitted to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and the authorisation is granted by the European Commission.
Tukes has launched a biocide helpdesk on 2 September 2013. The biocide helpdesk is targeted to companies who have to comply with the provisions of BPR.