The marketing of fertilizers and growing media is regulated at European and national level according to the requirements of each country. Depending on the type of fertilizer, the regulations are either European or national.
At European Union level, only inorganic fertilizers are considered in Regulation (EC) No.2003/2003.
Fertilizers and growing media not complying with these regulations are marketed according to national legislation.
At the national level, regulations are different. Except for inorganic mineral fertilizers governed by Regulation (EC) No.2003/2003, regulations must be considered on a case-by-case basis for each product and in each Member State.
In addition, the regulation requires a specific provision for placing the fertilizers on the market by mutual recognition based on Regulation (EC) No.764/2008. If the product is legally placed on the market in a Member State of the European Union as a fertilizer, adjuvant for fertilizer or as a growing media, it may be placed on the market in another Member State provided that the specific national rules of that Member State are respected.
For several years, Staphyt Regulatory team has led to the registration of several fertilizers and growing media in France and in various European countries as well.