Fertilisers and biostimulants

THE FERTILISING PRODUCTS REGULATORY LANDSCAPE

From 16 July 2022, the Fertilising Products Regulation (FPR; Regulation (EC) No. 2019/1009) enters into force and repeals Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003. The FPR will cover a broad range of fertilising products includinginorganic and organic fertilisers, organo-mineral fertilisers, soil improvers, liming materials, plant biostimulants, inhibitors, and fertilising products blends. Producers and importers of fertilising products who want to obtain the CE mark and gain access to the EU single market must comply with the FPR requirements. In many cases, the quality assessment of the fertilising product is performed by a Notified Body that issues a certificate of conformity according to the procedures laid out in the FPR.

Alongside the EU regulation, national frameworks exist, covering those products not included in the FPR. Depending on the country, specific requirements need to be addressed (e.g., labelling) or certain pre-market procedures need to be followed (e.g., notification, registration).

In addition, substances incorporated into EU fertilising products must be registered under REACH (Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals), with a complete dossier and Chemical Safety Report pursuant to the REACH Regulation.

Securing authorisation for your fertilising products involves knowing and understanding the regulations that apply and demonstrating that your product is in compliance at all times.

OUR SUPPORT

At ARCHE Consulting, you can rely on our team of experts to unravel the regulatory maze, allowing you to put your products on the market in compliance with all applicable legislation in the most cost- and time-efficient way. Specializing in every step of the certification process, we support you in determining the specific requirements for your product type, preparing the correct technical documentation, and identifying the Notified Body that will evaluate your fertilising product quickly and fairly.

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.

Key contacts

For additional information please contact:

Koen Oorts

Koen Oorts, PhD (Senior Project Scientist)

E: koen.oorts@arche-consulting.be
T: +32 16 28 49 01

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An Vanden Bosch

An Vanden Bosch, PhD (Expert Science Manager)
European Registered Toxicologist

E: an.vandenbosch@arche-consulting.be
T:+32 16 28 49 03

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