Event - Detail

  • Lunch meeting “Biocides intended for the healthcare sector - Focus on regulation, labelling, and distribution”

    The Environmental Administration (AEV) together with the REACH&CLP Helpdesk is organising an information session on biocidal products used in the healthcare sector, which will take place on the 4th of June from 12:30 to 15:30 at the Bâtiment administratif in Belval.

The Environmental Administration (AEV) together with the REACH&CLP Helpdesk offers an information session on biocidal products, aimed at actors of the healthcare sector. Companies that place on the market, distribute or use biocidal products, and that want to acquaint themselves with the regulatory context and the ensuing obligations and restrictions, including the labelling of such products, are particularly invited to attend. The information session, a so-called Lunch Meeting (a small snack is offered), is provided in French and takes place at the Bâtiment administratif in Belval on the 4th of June 2018, from 12:30 to 15:30.


12:30 Welcome
13:00 Biocidal Products Regulation – Part 1
    - General introduction to definition and scope of application
    - Biocidal product types
    - Relevance for the healthcare sector
    - Q&A
La session vise particulièrement les utilisateurs et a pour but de fournir une compréhension de base du contexte règlementaire
13:45 Biocidal Products Regulation – Part 2
    - Details on regulatory processes in place and their consequence for the distribution of biocidal products
    - Market surveillance, lessons learned
    - Q&A
Intended for distributors placing biocidal products on the market
14:30 Coffee break
14:45 Classification, Labelling and Packaging of biocidal products according to CLP Regulation
15:30 End


Many actors in the health care sector use as an integral part of their activities biocidal products (e.g. insecticides, disinfectants...) that originate from other Member States. It is often difficult for distributors and users to clearly distinguish between biocidal products and other products falling under other sector-specific pieces of legislation (medicines, cosmetics, detergents…). A compounding factor in this context, especially in relation to the compliance with legal obligations and restrictions, is the fact that the distribution and placing on the market of biocidal products before 2013 was not closely regulated or monitored in many Member States of the EU. Another compounding factor is often the reliance on a complex supply chain and distribution for the placing of biocidal products on the national market. The Biocidal Product Regulation (EU) 528/2012 established a regulatory system for the making available of biocidal products on the market, a similar system to the one regulating the placing on the market of medicines, with consequences for the presentation, distribution and use of biocidal products. This lunch meeting will inform participants, both from the point of view of the end-user and distributor, about the scope of the Regulation, legal obligations and restrictions to comply with, and tries to highlight some ways to accommodate these.

Practical Information

Date: Monday 4th June 2018

Language: French

Schedule: 12:30 to 15:30

Duration: 3 hours

Venue: Bâtiment administratif | 1, avenue du Rock'n'Roll. L-4361 Esch-sur-Alzette

Registration fee: The registration is free of charge, but mandatory. You’ll receive a confirmation email one week before the event.

Registration: Please register online before 30th May 2018 and inform us as soon as possible about any cancellation.