Choose the appropriate national procedure based on the product type to which your biocide belongs (see attachment). There are two types of national recognitions in Belgium for a total of 22 product types (check the following document about it in Dutch or French).


Here you can find more information (in Dutch or French) on the definition of a biocidal product and about the classification based on the intended purpose.


Sometimes it is not always clear under which legislation a product applies. Regarding these borderlines, four separate guidelines have been developed:

  • Guidance regarding the Borderline Biocide - Medicine for human use (Source: FAMHP) (in Dutch or French)
  • Note regarding the statute of denatured ethanols (Source: FAMHP) (in Dutch or French)
  • Guidance regarding the Borderline Biocide - Veterinary Medicine (Source: FAMHP) (in Dutch or French)
  • Guidance regarding the Borderline Biocide - Plant Protection Product (Source: European Commission, DG Health and Food Safety)
  • Guidance regarding the Borderline Biocide - Cosmetical Product (Source: European Commission, DG Environnement) (please check the attachment)