New temporary changes to Great Britain Biocidal Product statutory application processing times. Following the end of the EU exit transition period on 31 December 2020, businesses needed to resubmit product applications to HSE by various deadlines.

Due to the large number of resubmissions received, a new law is being introduced in GB to temporarily extend the statutory deadlines for processing product applications under the GB Biocidal Products Regulation for a period of up to 5 years.

The new law will allow biocidal products on the market in GB awaiting decision on their application to remain there legally until they are processed by HSE. After 5 years the statutory deadline will revert to the existing length.

The new law is planned to come into force on 31 December 2022, subject to parliamentary procedures.

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