Share and view ideas: Consultation on biocides fee proposal

From: Health Canada

Current status: Open

Opened on May 7, 2022, and will close to new input on July 16, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

The purpose of this consultation is to get your feedback on the fee proposal for biocides products.

Health Canada is also holding a separate consultation on the proposed Biocides Regulations. We encourage you to take part in that consultation as well.

Join in: how to participate

Send us an email
Send an email to with your ideas, comments or to ask for a copy of the fee proposal document for biocides. Please submit your comments in an electronic file such as Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat.

Participate by mail
Send a letter with your input and ideas to the address in the contact information.

Who is the focus of this consultation

We are looking for feedback from interested members from the public and consumers as well as the biocides industry, including stakeholders from the following sectors:

Key items for comment

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented demand for health products in Canada, including disinfectants and surface sanitizers (biocides). Right now, Health Canada regulates biocides under two separate frameworks, with each product being subject to different requirements, fees, and timelines, despite having similar risks, benefits, uses, and ingredients. This has led to challenges for industry, such as product classification issues, differences in administrative burden for companies, and potential hurdles for greater international alignment.

In order to address these challenges, Health Canada is looking to regulate these products under a single regime. The new framework would transfer disinfectants regulated under the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) and certain surface sanitizers regulated under the Pest Control Products Act (PCPA), to the proposed Biocides Regulations. As the proposed Biocides Regulations fall under the Food and Drugs Act (FDA), Health Canada exercises the Ministerial authorities to set fees under this legislation for biocides. The proposed biocide fees are based on the current approach to fees related to drugs and medical devices.

We want to get your feedback on the fee proposal for biocides, which lays out the fee structure and performance standards associated with biocides products.

Related Information

Contact us

Resource Management and Operations Directorate
Health Products and Food Branch
Health Canada
Graham Spry Building
250 Lanark Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9

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