Under Regulation (EC) 2003/2003, several issues were identified leading to the conclusion that a fundamental review of the existing legislation was required in order to fully harmonise the EU fertilising materials market(s) including mineral as well as organic fertilisers. The review of Regulation (EC) 2003/2003 led to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2019/1009.
According to this new regulation, EU fertilising products bearing the CE-marking will have to fulfil certain requirements to benefit from free circulation on EU’s internal market. These include obligatory maximum contaminant levels, the use of designed component material categories and labelling requirements.
The objective of the study for the EC - DG Environment is to identify potential contaminants in fertilisers and perform risk a risk assessment and a pre-RMOA for identified contaminants or impurities.The results of the study will be published during the second semester 2021.