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Regulation (EC) No. 2003/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to fertilizers.

Country/Territory
European Union
Document type
Legislation
Date
2003
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Official Journal L 304, 21 November 2003, pp. 1-194.
Subject
Cultivated plants
Keyword
Fertilizers/nutrients Standards Internal trade Packaging/labelling Basic legislation Plant production
Geographical area
European Union Countries
Abstract

This Regulation lays down rules applying to products placed on the market as fertilizers. Fertilizers are defined by article 2 as those materials the main function of which is to provide nutrients for plants. Chapter II of Title I of the Regulation makes rules governing the placing on the market. Particular provisions are prescribed as regards packaging, labelling, identification and traceability. The nutrient content of fertilizers originating in the European Community must comply with the tolerances established in Annex II, which are intended to allow for deviations in manufacture, sampling and analysis. No tolerances are allowed in respect of the minimum and maximum contents specified in Annex I. Title II contains provisions which shall apply to specific types of fertilizers. Title III deals with conformity assessment of fertilizers.

Full text
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Website
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References - Legislation

Repeals

Council Directive 80/876/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to straight ammonium nitrate fertilizers of high nitrogen content.

Legislation | European Union | 1980

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Packaging/labelling, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 76/116/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to fertilizers.

Legislation | European Union | 1976

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Packaging/labelling, Registration, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Directive 77/535/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to methods of sampling and analysis for fertilizers.

Legislation | European Union | 1977

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Standards, Inspection, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Law on Circulation of Fertilisers (2006)

Legislation | Latvia | 2006 (2019)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Fertilizers/nutrients, Registration, Waste management, Consumer protection, Internal trade, Public health, Packaging/labelling, Plant production, Freshwater pollution, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

EC Fertilisers (England and Wales) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 2486 of 2006).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2006

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Packaging/labelling, Data collection/reporting, Registration, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fertilisers (Implementation) Regulations, 2008 (L.N. 17 of 2008).

Legislation | Malta | 2008

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Internal trade, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act No. XLVI of 2008 on food chain and its control.

Legislation | Hungary | 2008 (2023)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Access-to-information, Codex Alimentarius, Consumer protection, Food quality control/food safety, Offences/penalties, Packaging/labelling, Traceability/product tracing, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, HACCP, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal health, Animal welfare, Pests/diseases, Fertilizers/nutrients, Pesticides, Plant protection, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Fertiliser) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No 384 of 2005).

Legislation | Ireland | 2005

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Standards, Offences/penalties, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Arrêté du 7 juillet 2005 relatif aux écarts admissibles en ce qui concerne les matières fertilisantes et les supports de culture.

Legislation | France | 2005

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Packaging/labelling, International trade, Inspection, Standards, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Arrêté ministériel relatif au commerce des engrais, amendements du sol et substrats de culture.

Legislation | Belgium | 2006

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Internal trade, Inspection, Authorization/permit, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fertilizers Regulations, 2002 (L.N. No. 363 of 2002).

Legislation | Malta | 2002

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Packaging/labelling, International trade, Inspection, Standards, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act no. 9/2009 amending the Fertilizers Act.

Legislation | Czechia | 2008

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Standards, Internal trade, Packaging/labelling, Plant production, Soil pollution/quality, Freshwater pollution, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Mineral Fertilizers Act.

Legislation | Slovenia | 2006

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Standards, Internal trade, Packaging/labelling, Basic legislation, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Law on the implementation of Regulation (EC) no. 2003/2003 on fertilizers.

Legislation | Croatia | 2013

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Standards, Internal trade, Packaging/labelling, Basic legislation, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on the exercise and supervision of activities regarding fertilizer products (No. 11 of 2012).

Legislation | Finland | 2012

Keyword: Animal by-products, Fertilizers/nutrients, International trade, Authorization/permit, Inspection, Data collection/reporting, Registration, Offences/penalties, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fertilisers Act (2003)

Legislation | Estonia | 2003 (2022)

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Transport/storage, Registration, Public health, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Soil pollution/quality, Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes, Ecological production/organic production, Processing/handling, Internal trade, International trade, Basic legislation, Plant protection, Packaging/labelling, Standards, Plant production, Toxicity/poisoning, Protection of environment, Residues, Freshwater pollution, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 76 of 2009 on Procedures for Monitoring and Control of Fertilisers with “EC Fertiliser” Marking

Legislation | Latvia | 2009 (2010)

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Monitoring, Enforcement/compliance, Procedural matters, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

EC Fertilisers (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (S.S.I. No. 543 of 2006).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2006

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Packaging/labelling, Data collection/reporting, Registration, Inspection, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 669 of 2014 on Procedures for the Control Sampling of Fertilisers and Growing Media, and for Sample Preparation

Legislation | Latvia | 2014

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Institution, Procedural matters, Packaging/labelling, Internal trade, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 37/2006. (V. 18.) FVM on the placing on the market and control of fertilizers marked "EC fertilizer".

Legislation | Hungary | 2006 (2013)

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Standards, Packaging/labelling, Soil pollution/quality, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fertilizers and Fertilizing Act.

Legislation | Poland | 2007 (2023)

Keyword: Pollution control, Fertilizers/nutrients, Internal trade, Basic legislation, Transport/storage, Offences/penalties, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Chemicals Act (2015)

Legislation | Estonia | 2015 (2023)

Keyword: Pollution control, Hazardous substances, Processing/handling, Public health, Environmental standards, Procedural matters, Classification/declassification, Research, Cleaning agents/detergents, Business/industry/corporations, Inspection, Liability/compensation, Basic legislation, Internal trade, International trade, Risk assessment/management, Transport/storage, Standards, Protection of environment

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

EC Fertilisers Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (S.R. No. No. 503 of 2006).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2006

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Packaging/labelling, Data collection/reporting, Registration, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 506 of 2015 on Identification, Quality Conformity Assessment and Sale of Fertilisers and Substrates

Legislation | Latvia | 2015 (2016)

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Packaging/labelling, Registration, Standards, Inspection, Data collection/reporting, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Règlement grand-ducal du 14 mars 2007 fixant certaines modalités d'application du règlement (CE) n° 2003/2003 relatif aux engrais et déterminant les sanctions applicables en cas d'infraction aux prescriptions de ce règlement communautaire.

Legislation | Luxembourg | 2007

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Offences/penalties, Institution, Governance, Enforcement/compliance, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1107/2008 amending Regulation (EC) No. 2003/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to fertilisers for the purposes of adapting Annexes I and IV thereto to technical progress.

Legislation | European Union | 2008

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Standards, Internal trade, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 223/2012 amending Regulation (EC) No. 2003/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to fertilisers for the purposes of adapting Annexes I and IV thereto to technical progress.

Legislation | European Union | 2012

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Standards, Internal trade, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1020/2009 amending Regulation (EC) No. 2003/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to fertilisers for the purposes of adapting Annexes I, III, IV and V thereto to technical progress.

Legislation | European Union | 2009

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Internal trade, Standards, Packaging/labelling, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 162/2007 amending Regulation (EC) No. 2003/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to fertilizers for the purposes of adapting Annexes I and IV thereto to technical progress.

Legislation | European Union | 2007

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Standards, Internal trade, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2076/2004 adapting for the first time Annex I of Regulation (EC) No. 2003/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to fertilisers (EDDHSA and triple superphosphate).

Legislation | European Union | 2004

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Standards, Internal trade, Packaging/labelling, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 137/2011 amending Regulation (EC) No. 2003/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to fertilisers for the purposes of adapting Annexes I and IV thereto to technical progress.

Legislation | European Union | 2011

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Standards, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 463/2013 amending Regulation (EC) No. 2003/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to fertilisers for the purposes of adapting Annexes I, II and IV thereto to technical progress.

Legislation | European Union | 2013

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Standards, Internal trade, Packaging/labelling, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1618 amending Regulation (EC) No. 2003/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to fertilisers for the purposes of adapting Annexes I and IV.

Legislation | European Union | 2016

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Standards, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1102 amending Regulation (EC) No. 2003/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to fertilisers for the purposes of adapting Annexes I and IV.

Legislation | European Union | 2019

Keyword: Fertilizers/nutrients, Standards, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repealed by

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.

Legislation | European Union | 2019 (2022)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Fertilizers/nutrients, Standards, Internal trade, International trade, Packaging/labelling, Inspection, Plant protection, Plant production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX