In the EU, the approval of fertilisers, liming products, biostimulants etc. is regulated by a patchwork of EU and national legislation.
- Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003 mainly covers mineral fertilisers, which can be marketed EU-wide as CE-marked products. In the meantime, a new EU fertilising products regulation (Reg. (EU) 2019/1009) has been published, which will apply as of 16 July 2022. This new regulation will cover a broader range of fertilisers and related products such as liming materials, soil improvers and biostimulants, with specific attention to the component materials of which EU fertilising products shall solely consist.
- Alongside the EU regulation, national frameworks exist, covering those products not included in the EU regulation. Depending on the country, specific requirements need to be addressed (e.g. labelling) and/or certain pre-market procedures need to be followed (e.g. notification, authorisation).
- In addition, substances in fertilising or related products must not only comply with fertiliser legislation, but, similarly as all chemicals placed on the European market, also with the European REACH (Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals), CLP (Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures), etc.
Thanks to ARCHE Consulting’s broad experience in all these fields, we can help you to unravel the regulatory maze, allowing you to put your products on the market in full compliance with all applicable legislations in the most cost and time efficient way.
Furthermore, ARCHE Consulting is actively contributing to developing tailored environmental risk assessment schemes for fertilisers, as exemplified by the FEE tool developed by our collaborators on behalf of Fertilizers Europe.
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