Marketing of biocidals products

Biocidal products are used to combat harmful organisms. They are divided into different types of product, according to their intended use. Their use must be authorised by the Federal Office of Public Health. The authorisation procedure is carried out according to the Ordinance on Biocidal Products. The SECB receives applications for authorisation for biocidal products for its opinion if they contain genetically modified or pathogenic organisms, or consist of such organisms.

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Last edition: 25.09.2018


Swiss Expert Committee for Biosafety (SECB)
Tel.: +41 (0)58 463 03 55
Tel.: +41 (0)58 463 23 12
Fax: +41 (0)58 464 79 78

Postal address

Postal address
Executive Office SECB
c/o Federal Office for the Environment
CH-3003 Bern


Worblentalstrasse 68
3063 Ittigen

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