- Directive 98/8/EC (corrigendum ) of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of biocidal products on the market.
Article 8(8) of the Directive requires that as a general principle, tests on biocides must be conducted according to the methods described in annex V to Directive 67/548/EEC and Directive 87/18/EEC relating to the application of the principles of good laboratory practice.
The Directive is managed by DG Environment.
Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 concerning the making available on the market and use of biocidal products (will apply from 1 September 2013)
ANNEX II contains the information requirements for active substances
- Point 6: Tests performed should comply with the relevant requirements of protection of laboratory animals… and in the case of ecotoxicological and toxicological tests, good laboratory practice, set out in Directive 2004/10/EC or other international standards recognised as being equivalent by the Commission or the Agency*.
- Tests on physico-chemical properties and safety-relevant substance data should be performed at least according to international standards.
* N.b.: No other international standards are recognised to be equivalent to GLP