From the summer of 2022, fertilizer producers, traders and farmers will be forced to comply with the requirements of the new EU Regulation 2019/1009 on fertilizers (FPR), which radically changes the procedure for assessing the conformity of fertilizers and product labeling, including CE label.
Regulation (FPR) (EU) 2019/1009 was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 25 June 2019. It came into force on July 15, 2019. Some articles of the Regulations (4.14, 42-47) entered into force on July 15, 2019, some articles (20-36) came into force on April 15, 2020. The remaining provisions of the Regulation will come into force on July 15, 2022.
The new Regulation is inline with the requirements of the REACH Regulation (№ 1907/2006) and the CLP Regulation (№1272 / 2008) and contains direct references to them. In fact, without basic registration under the REACH Regulation of starting chemicals with a tonnage of 1 tonne per year or more of which fertilizers consist of, and hazard classification and appropriate labeling, fertilizers can't be placed on the market in the EU after the new Regulation enters into force.
The scope of the new Regulation on fertilizers is significantly wider than the scope of Regulation 2003/2003 on fertilizers, as the new legislation will cover all types of fertilizers (organic fertilizers, organo-mineral fertilizers, inorganic fertilizers, lime products, soil reclamation, substrates, inhibitors, biostimulators of plant growth and reproduction, fertilizer mixtures).
EU Fertilizer Regulation (FPR) (EU) 2019/1009 is available in all official EU languages at: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/reg/2019/1009/oj