National measures to fast-track the availability of disinfectants

The overview of the national measures that have been adopted in various European countries to fast-track the availability of disinfectants has been updated. This essential information is published as part of the Practical Guide that was made available last week by the cross-industry alliance on COVID-19. The alliance was set up at the initiative of A.I.S.E., EBPF (now called Biocides for Europe, a sector group of CEFIC)and FECC (the European Association of Chemical Distributors).

The practical guide aims to support companies that manufacture and supply disinfectants to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Annex 1 deals specifically with measures in various European countries either under the Article 55 of BPR and/or national laws. This information has been updated and republished today, under the umbrella of the alliance, with the voluntary contribution of CEHTRA (Consultancy for Environmental & Human Toxicology and Risk Assessment), and the law firms Fieldfisher (Belgium) LLP and Steptoe & Johnson LLP

The main objective of the alliance is to provide industry with faster access to the relevant information, helping them to ensure that the authorities, medical facilities and the public all have enough supply of valuable disinfectants in this time of need.

The content of this Practical Guide sets out the main procedures for fast-tracking the availability of disinfectants in order to help fight the pandemic:

  • Appendix 1 provides an overview of national measures (either under the Article 55 of BPR and/or national laws) that have been adopted in various European countries [Please make sure to regularly check the link to the Guide and it's annexes as annex 1 is being updated on a regular basis by the authors.]
  • Appendix 2 lists all the active substances approved or under review for PT1 and PT2 at EU level. Further checks by companies with regards to the efficacy against encapsulated viruses, such as corona viruses should however be conducted

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Important note
This Practical Guide (and related appendices) is designed to be a living document and will be updated on a regular basis. Use of the information remains under the sole responsibility of the user. No liability is accepted with regard to the use that may be made of the information contained in this document.