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How the draft fertilising products regulation fits into the EU's legislative architecture

Posted Friday, 28 October 2016 by Kristen Sukalac in strategy & sustainability

The draft fertilising products regulation that is currently being reviewed by the European European Parliament and the Council of Ministers is a complex piece of legislation for several reasons:

  • As a horizontal piece of legislation, it covers several different families of products related to plant nutrition;
  • The Product Function Categories in question each have their own technical and technological particularities;
  • As part of the push for Better Regulation, the Commission has integrated existed pieces of legislation -- like REACH -- into the requirements in the draft regulation, rather than reinventing the wheel;
  • The draft is written according to the New Legislative Framework, which is still unfamiliar to many stakeholders and has never been used for an agri-food topic before. 

Two of Prospero's clients -- the European Biostimulants Industry Council (EBIC) and the European Consortium of Organic-based Fertilizers (ECOFI) -- are directly concerned by the draft. To help them, EU decision-makers and other stakeholders better understand how the draft regulation interacts with other EU legislation, we have prepared this diagram. Feel free to download and share it, but please give credit to the source. 

The place of the draft fertilising products regulation

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