|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union, European Parliament|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 170|
Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on the conditions for making fertilisers available on the internal market.
This Regulation harmonises the requirements for fertilisers produced from phosphate minerals and from organic or secondary raw materials in the European Union (EU). It also sets harmonised limits for a range of contaminants. It aims at addressing problems first identified in an ex-post evaluation of Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003 (the Fertilisers Regulation), and amends Regulations (EC) No 1069/2009 and No 1107/2009.
The objective is to repeal the existing Regulation, while still allowing harmonised fertilisers to remain on the market subject to compliance with the proposed safety and quality requirements. The initiative was identified as one of the key legislative proposals under the Circular Economy Action Plan.
The proposed Regulation was presented by the European Commission in March 2016. The European Parliament adopted its negotiating position on 24 October 2017, followed by the Council of the European Union on 20 December. An informal agreement between the co-legislators on a compromise text was reached on 20 November 2018. The Parliament formally endorsed that compromise on 27 March 2019, followed by the Council of the European Union on 21 May.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Internal Markets|
|Subject Tags||Agriculture, Chemicals|
|Keywords||Harmonisation | Standardisation
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|