Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides

Assessment framework for biocidal products

The Ctgb makes assessments based on a set of criteria: the assessment framework. This framework is established in European legislation (regulations and directives). This legislation applies to all EU Member States, but country-specific regulations and requirements can also apply.

European harmonisation

The European Union considers the correct use of biocidal products to be very important. To manage this properly, the EU has adopted binding legislation that applies to all Member States: the "European Regulation for the placing on the market and use of biocidal product", otherwise known as the Biocidal Products Regulation (EU) 528/2012. The aim of this legislation is to promote European harmonisation. Individual differences in assessments between Member States will be reduced, so an application in one country can also be recognised in another country, by means of mutual recognition.

More information: Biocidal Products Regulation


National regulations

The Netherlands has developed national legislation on how to deal with plant protection products and biocidal products.

This legislation for the domains plant protection products and biocides is combined in:
The Ctgb is responsible for implementing these laws and regulations.

Technical implementation

To carry out the assessment of applications, the Ctgb has developed Evaluation Manuals.

These are substantive guides for assessing:
  • efficacy
  • environmental effects
  • effects on humans
  • physicochemical properties
The Evaluation Manuals are regularly updated in line with the latest regulations.