Navigating Fertiliser Regulations in the EU

The EU's Fertilising Products Regulation (FPR; Regulation (EC) No. 2019/1009) sets comprehensive standards for fertilisers entering the market. This regulation aims to standardize quality across the board and open up the EU market to innovative fertilising solutions. It covers a wide range of products, including inorganic fertilisers, organic and organo-mineral fertilisers, soil improvers, plant biostimulants, liming materials, inhibitors, fertilising product blends.

To market fertilisers in the EU Single Market, you would need to:

  • Address REACH requirements: Some fertiliser ingredients may require registration under REACH with a complete dossier and Chemical Safety Report.
  • Demonstrate FPR compliance: This involves assessing the product's conformity to FPR standards, potentially through by a Notified Body.
  • Affix the CE marking on your fertiliser: This allows products to be sold all over the EU without additional formalities.

Fertilisers outside the scope of the FPR, can still enter the markets of various member states, in compliance with their respective national legislations. Countries may require specific labeling, pre-market notification, or even full registration processes.

Our support

  • Identifying the exact requirements for your product
  • Compiling your technical documentation
  • REACH registrations and dossier updates
  • Biostimulant efficacy testing, in collaboration with CropFit of Ghent University
  • Corresponding with notified bodies or other competent authorities
  • Fertiliser risk assessments using the FEE tool developed by our experts on behalf of Fertilizers Europe
  • Preparing Chemical Safety Reports (CSR) covering fertiliser uses (PC 12)

Ready to bring your fertilising products to the EU market with confidence? Contact us today!