The fertilising products regulatory landscape

The Fertilising Products Regulation (FPR; Regulation (EC) No. 2019/1009) entered into force on July 16 2022, replacing Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003. The FPR encompasses a broad range of fertilising products, including inorganic and organic fertilisers, organo-mineral fertilisers, soil improvers, liming materials, plant biostimulants, inhibitors, and fertilising products blends. Producers and importers of fertilising products seeking to obtain the CE mark and 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 outlined in the FPR.

In addition, certain 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.

Alongside the EU regulation, national frameworks also apply to 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).

Securing authorisation for your fertilising products involves 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. We specialize in every step of the certification process, including determining specific requirements for your product type, preparing technical documentation, and identifying the Notified Body that will evaluate your fertilising product quickly and fairly.

In collaboration with CropFit Services of Ghent University, we deliver complete solutions for placing your biostimulants on the EU market. Our joint expertise facilitates every phase of your product's journey, from development and data generation to registration, aligned with the European Green Deal's vision.

ARCHE Consulting also plays a pivotal role in tailored environmental risk assessment schemes for fertilisers, highlighted by the FEE tool developed by our experts on behalf of Fertilizers Europe.

Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help your business thrive!