Chemical Registration in UK 

Chemical Registration in UK - Overview

Cleaning and disinfectant products are called/identified and regulated differently across countries and regions, making it very challenging for the industry to place these products in different markets.

After Brexit, the UK has framed a separate individual set of chemical/product legislation, which is an amended version of the EU’s existing legislation.

In the UK, disinfectant products are classified as biocides in a similar way as in Europe. After Brexit, the UK framed its own disinfectant regulation like Europe, which is referred to as GB BPR. Biocides under the GB BPR are categorized in the same way as in Europe as Group I Disinfectants having below PT types.

Table 1: Classification of Biocides in the UK






Human hygiene

Disinfectants and algaecides not intended for direct application to humans or animals

Veterinary hygiene

Food and feed area


Drinking water


Disinfectant regulation is dynamic and is based on the active substance approval status in the UK, where the requirements/obligations are subject to chemical Regulatory compliance with the GB BPR regulation, which is managed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Agency in the UK.

Further, detergents regulation is the retained EU law on detergents that applies in Great Britain, which is Regulation (EC) No 648/2004.

Additionally, the chemicals in disinfectants and detergents are subject to chemical Regulatory compliance with different chemical legislation like the EU. For e.g., the active substance approval program for disinfectants (GB active substance review program), UK REACH regulation, GB CLP, etc.

Further, the EU CLP regulation, as amended, is retained in GB law. These arrangements mean that Great Britain continues to adopt GHS, independently of the European Union, as GB CLP. HSE becomes the relevant GB CLP Agency overseeing GB CLP functions for substances and mixtures placed on the GB market.

Keeping abreast with the stringent and changing global chemical Regulatory dynamics for chemical products, Freyr can extensively support and provide end-to-end scientific and chemical Regulatory services in the UK.

Table 1: Chemical Regulations in the UK



Detergents/Cleaning Products

General Consumer Products








GB BPR (Similar to EU BPR 528/2012.

EU Detergent regulation – ((EC) No 648/2004).

General Product Safety Regulations 2005 (GPSR).


Registration Requirement





Process in Brief





Local Representative





Key Data Requirements

  1. Proof of Compliance (Efficacy Studies, Safety
  2. Summary, etc.).
  3. Product Details & Product Characteristics.
  4. Manufacturer/ Applicant Full Details.
  5. Full Ingredient Sheet.
  6. Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
  7. Product Labels & Artwork.
  8. Letter of Supply/Article 95 Declaration.
  9. Company Registration Letter.
  10. CLP
  11. Other R&D Documents.


  1. Requirements Vary Depending on the Tonnage Band.
  2. Phys/Chem Data and Information.
  3. Toxicological Data and Testing Information.
  4. Chemical Safety Report.

Chemical Registration in UK - FREYR EXPERTISE

  • Product Classification and Regulatory Guidance.
  • Regulatory Strategies for Market Access/Product Launch.
  • Product Notification and Product Registration Strategies.
  • Regulatory Applicability Review and Interpretation.
  • Preparation of Technical Data Files (specifications, MSDS, etc.), including Chemical Registration in the UK/Notification Dossiers.
  • Application Preparation & Submission for Relevant Introductions and Renewals.
  • Sustainability & Packaging Solutions.
  • Regulatory Intelligence (RI) Services.
  • GB-based Only Representative (OR) Service.
  • Biocidal Products Regulation UK.
Freyr Advantages

Chemical Registration in UK FREYR ADVANTAGES

  • Local presence in the market with relevant expertise and experience.
  • End-to-end Regulatory consultation.
  • Easily navigate the complexities of Regulatory authorities.
  • Support for region-specific Regulatory complexities.
  • A structured and cost-effective approach to ensure Regulatory compliance in multi-market scenarios.
  • Quick turnaround and faster time-to-market.
  • Expert advice on chemical Regulatory services in the UK.