The applicant is identical with the holder of the authorisation for the reference product


An application for authorisation of a same biocidal product AN or AC must be submitted to the Notification Authority Chemicals electronically via the Chemicals Register (RPC). In order to simplify entry by the applicant and processing by the authorities of the data required by the Chemicals Register, you must duplicate the reference product AN or AC using the register’s product duplication function. Then you need to adjust the administrative information insofar as it differs from the reference product. Instructions for the electronic form and the duplication function can be found in the guidance for electronic applications Authorization AN (PDF, 4 MB, 30.08.2023) and on our duplication function topic page. Inside the Chemicals Register, the following documentation must be uploaded under the “Documents” tab:

a. Signed printout of the last page1 of the RPC voucher (as a PDF)
b. Completed and signed form “application for an authorisation as same product AN or AC (RTF, 64 kB, 30.08.2023)” as a PDF
c. Draft label design (including claims and instructions)
d. Safety data sheet 

After the electronic application has been submitted in the Chemicals Register (RPC), the following information must be forwarded via email ( to the Notification Authority Chemicals: 

  • Trade name and CPID number of the biocidal product
  • Declaration that this is an application for a same product
  • Trade name and CPID number of the reference product 

1) Please note: documents with confidential content should have an access level “author & federal authorities”. The access level can only be assigned after the document has been uploaded.

Last modification 10.03.2021

Top of page