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Regulation (EU) 2019/1009 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down rules on the making available on the market of EU fertilising products and amending Regulations (EC) No. 1069/2009 and (EC) No. 1107/2009 and repealing Regulation (EC) No. 2003/2003.

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This Regulation lays down provisions on fertilizing products. The application scope does not include the following: (a) animal by-products or derived products which are subject to the requirements of Regulation (EC) No. 1069/2009 when made available on the market; (b) plant protection products covered by the scope of Regulation (EC) No. 1107/2009.
As a general rule, the Regulation promotes free movement of fertilizers: Member States shall not impede, for reasons relating to composition, labelling or other aspects covered by this Regulation, the making available on the market of EU fertilising products which comply with these provisions. Product requirements are laid down under Annexes I, II and III. These requirements concern the relevant product function category, the relevant component material category or categories and labelling.
The Regulation establishes specific obligations of manufacturers, distributors and importers as regards requirements to be met by fertilizers placed on the market. Presumption of conformity is foreseen under article 13: EU fertilising products which are in conformity with harmonised standards or parts thereof, the references of which have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, shall be presumed to be in conformity with the requirements set out in Annexes I, II and III covered by those standards or parts thereof.
The Regulation is composed of the following Chapters: I) General provisions; II) Obligations of economic operators; III) Conformity of EU fertilising products; IV) Notification of conformity assessment bodies; V) Union market surveillance, control of EU fertilising products entering the Union market and Union safeguard procedure; VI) Delegated powers and Committee procedure; VII) Amendments; VIII) Transitional and final provisions.
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Entry into force notes
The Regulation enters into force on 16 July 2022. However, certain provisions (as specified in article 53) shall apply from 15 July 2019 or 16 April 2020.
An unofficial consolidated version of the present Regulation as amended last by Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2023/409 of 18 November 2022 is attached.
Serial Imprint
Official Journal of the European Union L 170, 2 June 2019, pp. 1-114.
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