European Commission Revised Regulations Of Fertilizer
On March 18, 2009, the European Commission issued a draft regulation, amending the European Parliament and the Council Regulation of Fertilizers (EC) No 2003/2003, to adapt Annex I, III, IV and V to technological progress. The Bill seeks to:
- Allowing magnesium sulfate to be used in combination with micronutrient fertilizers and adding magnesium sulfate or magnesium oxide to the phosphate fertilizer. The corresponding a set of rules is detailed in the notified draft,new section of Annex I.
- Clarify the general wording of Annex III for controlling the high nitrogen content of ammonium nitrate fertilizers.
- Adoption of a set of European standards that will replace the existing analytical methods in Annex IV or adopt new methods.
- Extend the latest deadline for accredited laboratories to be authorized.