EU Fertilizer Regulation

Introduction of EU Fertilizer Regulation

On June 5, 2019, the European Commission approved and adopted the EU Fertilizer Regulation (EC) No 2019/1009, which will be officially implemented on July 16, 2022, replacing the old Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003. The regulation expands the scope of fertilizer, not only including mineral fertilizers and inorganic fertilizers, but also covering organic fertilizers, biostimulants and fertilizer made from such recycled materials. Fertilizers that meet the requirements of this regulation can be affixed with the CE mark and sold in the EU market. This Regulation should therefore not apply to products which are not CE marked when made available on the market.

PFCs and CMCs under the EU Fertilizer Regulation

According to the specific functions of fertilizer products, fertilizer products are divided into 7 categories. The regulation also regulates the raw materials used in fertilizers, and divides the raw materials into 11 categories according to their origin. Note that the raw materials used in the production of EU fertilizers need to be registered under REACH, otherwise the fertilizer will not be approved in the EU.

Product Function Categories (PFCs) of EU fertilizing products Component Material Categories (CMCs)
PFC 1. Fertilizer;

PFC 2. Liming material;

PFC 3. Soil improver;

PFC 4. Growing medium;

PFC 5. Inhibitor;

PFC 6. Plant biostimulant;

PFC 7. Fertilizing product blend.

CMC 1: Virgin material substances and mixtures

CMC 2: Plants, plant parts or plant extracts

CMC 3: Compost

CMC 4: Fresh crop digestate

CMC 5: Digestate other than fresh crop digestate

CMC 6: Food industry by-products

CMC 7: Micro-organisms

CMC 8: Nutrient polymers

CMC 9: Polymers other than nutrient polymers

CMC 10: Derived products within the meaning of Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009

CMC 11: By-products within the meaning of Directive 2008/98/EC

Competent Authority

Notified Body: Responsible for the conformity assessment of fertilizers in EU.

Manufacturer’s Obligation

  1. The fertilizer specifications need to meet the requirements of each PFC under Regulation (EC) No 2019/1009;
  2. The raw materials used shall meet the requirements of each CMC under Regulation (EC) No 2019/1009;
  3. The label should be requirements under Regulation (EC) No 2019/1009;
  4. Product traceability obligations;
  5. Draft the EU declaration of conformity.

How to Register an EU Fertilizer

Based on different fertilizer product categories and raw material categories, fertilizer manufacturers need to complete different conformity assessment procedures. The conformity assessment procedures are divided into 5 categories, Module A, Module A1, Module B, Module C and Module D1. Fertilizer manufacturers should prepare relevant technical materials and apply for conformity assessment to a Notified Body accredited by the European Union. If the notified body determines that the fertilizing product has met all the relevant requirements, it will issue a certificate to the manufacturer.

Data Requirement

The information required for different conformity assessment procedures varies, the basic required information includes:

  1. A general description of the EU fertilizing product;
  2. A list of component materials used;
  3. Manufacturing process;
  4. Test reports
  5. A list of the harmonized standards;

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