The intra-EU trade of fertiliser products

All fertiliser products marketed in Finland must be included either in

Fertiliser also meet the requirements set out in Finnish Fertiliser Act (539/2006). The Fertiliser Product Act ensures that all fertiliser products placed on the market in Finland are safe, of good quality, and suitable for plant production. 

The Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on Fertiliser Products 24/11 regulates the requirements for the type designation list and the requirements for quality, marking, packaging, transporting, storage, usage and other requirements and the raw materials used in fertiliser products.

There is no registration or approval process for fertilizer products but the entrepreneur responsible for placing fertilizer on the market has to be registered. Registration fee is 85 €.

or

  • in the list of types of EC fertilisers designations specified in Annex I to EC Regulation 2003/2003

Fertiliser meet the requirements set out in Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003 (Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 2003 relating to fertilisers. Official Journal of the European Union number L304 published on 21/11/2003.)

There is no registration or approval process for fertilizer products but the entrepreneur responsible for placing fertilizer on the market has to be registered. Registration fee is 85 €.

Mutual recognition

An EU fertilizer product that does not meet the Finnish Fertilizer Act or Regulation 2003/2003 may still be able to be imported under the mutual recognition. Mutual recognition is the principle that a product lawfully marketed in one Member State and not subject to EU harmonization may be marketed in another Member State, even when the product does not comply fully with the technical rules of the importing State.

An application for mutual recognition can be made by letter or e-mail to Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira (in Finnish, Swedish or English), e-mail: lannoite.ilmoitukset@evira.fi. Application has to include at least the following documentation:

  1. Product-related technical rules (legislation)
  2. The raw materials used and their origin
  3. A short description of the manufacturing process
  4. A recent product analysis (carried out by an approved laboratory by the competent authority)
  5. A label as an example
  6. The purpose(s), dose(s) and instructions for use
  7. If necessary, documents proving that product has agronomic efficiency
  8. If necessary, documents proving that the product meets the requirements of Regulation 1069/2009 or any other EU food safety and environment protection legislation.

The cost of processing the application is € 85 per hour. Procedure starts when a complete dossier is submitted. The period for the processing is approximately 60 days.

Contact information:               

Finnish Food Safety Authority, Evira
Fertilizer Control

Mustialankatu 3
FI-00790 HELSINKI

e-mail: lannoitevalvonta at-merkki.gif : 1Kb evira.fi   

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