CIRS launches BPR training course for Chinese suppliers

25 June 2013, The new European Union (EU) Biocidal Products Regulation (EC) 528/2012 (BPR) will enter into force on 1 September 2013. However, most of the Chinese suppliers and exporters who export biocidal products and/or biocide treated articles to EU still do not understand the regulatory requirements of BPR and their obligations. CIRS is pleased to launch a training course in China to help your suppliers increase their awareness of BPR.

Background Introduction

The new BPR requires that an active substance be approved by the EU and that a biocidal product be authorized before placing on the market. The BPR also requires that biocide treated articles not be placed on the EU market unless all active substances contained in the biocidal products with which they were treated or which they incorporate are approved for use in BPR. In addition to this, biocide treated articles require additional labeling under BPR. Companies who are placing articles on the EU market (especially importers) must receive information from their suppliers regarding whether their articles have been treated by biocides. If yes, companies need to know which biocides have been used for treatment and then make a decision regarding whether to stop selling treated article or re-label treated articles appropriately according to BPR.

According to a survey published by the Swedish Chemicals Agency, biocide treatment is included in the marketing of a vast amount of products intended for use in many daily activities in Europe. Some affected products include textiles, building products and kitchen wares, etc.

The survey can be found here at the following link.

For the purpose of better understanding of BPR, CIRS is happy to launch this training course on EU BPR to suppliers of biocides or biocide treated articles in China. If your suppliers are from China and you are doing business on BPR related products, you are invited to join this course or alternatively you can request your suppliers to join this training course.

Time and Schedule

Main Topics to be Covered

  • Introduction to BPR and difference between BPD & BPR;
  • Obligations of suppliers of biocides and approval procedure;
  • Obligations of suppliers of biocide treated articles;
  • Supply chain communications for biocide treated articles;
  • Frequently asked questions.

Who Shall Attend

  • Purchasing manager of biocide treated articles(i.e., textile, building products, etc);
  • Manufacturer of biocide or biocide treated articles in China;
  • Regulatory compliance specialist;
  • QA/QC manager.


The registration fee for the workshop is 680 RMB (~110 USD). The fee does not cover the cost of transportation and accommodation. Please send this registration form to the following email before 28th July 2013 if you would like to participate in the workshop:

Email: (Mr David Wan)
Fax: 0086 571 8720 6533

Companies can get 15% off registration fee if registration form is submitted prior to 20th July 2013. The Chinese Registration Portal can be found here.

About the Speaker

David Wan is the head of regulatory affairs team for pesticides and disinfectants in CIRS. David Wan graduated from Zhejiang University with Master Degree in life science. He has developed 4 years of consulting experience in chemical regulatory compliance, particularly in areas such as EU REACH, pesticide and biocide regulation compliance in China & Europe.

Contact Us

  • Mr. David Wan, China Office
    11F Building 1, Dongguan Hi-Tech Park, 288 Qiuyi Chunbo Road, Binjiang District, Hangzhou 310052, China
    Tel: +86-571 8720 6555 | Fax: +86-571 8720 6533

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