Roadmap on the fertilisers Regulation published

fertilizer_bag_in_grassEuropean Commission has  published its Roadmap on the Revision of the Fertilisers Regulation.

The roadmap describes the different options on how to revise the Fertilisers Regulation but does not give any answers yet. It is interesting to see that the impact assessment (which started already in 2011) is now being revised to also include the option of “optional harmonisation”, in line with the priorities of the new Commission. This might be an indication that the Commission will propose optional harmonisation instead of full harmonisation, meaning that operators would have the choice to market their fertilising materials as EC products or to stay on the national market subject to the applicable national requirements which would remain in force.