According to Art. 45 of the European CLP Regulation (EU No 1272/2008) and the Chemicals Act (§ 16 e) of German Federal Legislation
- all products intended to be used as biocides
- all hazardous chemical mixtures
have to be notified to the Federal Institute for Risk Assement in Berlin (Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung, BfR).
Any manufacturer or importer, or any company that distribute a product manufactured by others with an own trade name must submit the following data to BfR
- Trade name
- Details on composition
- Instructions on use
- Recommendations about precautionary measures
Data must be notified before the preparation is placed on the market for the first time. BfR passes on the notifications to all German poisons centres (via TDI Network). These data constitute an important basis for poisons centre work and do facilitate rapid and specific medical treatment in cases of poisonings and - more often - poisoning suspicions.
Details of the notifcation process are provided by the BfR at:
Detergents and cleaning products that are not labelled as dangerous have to be officially notified according to another regulation (WRMG) .
A process of harmonisation of product information notification in the European Union is ongoing. A review of the European Commission (according to Art 45.4 CLP) and addition material describing the underlying discussions is presented on the EU Website:
The official List of appionted national bodies receiving product information (according to Art 45 CLP) is provided by the European Commission (2014-05-02):