In March 2016, the European Commission published its long-awaited proposal for a regulation on several families of “fertilising products”, including biostimulants. In its announcement of the proposal, the Commission expressed its ambition for the regulation to “create new market opportunities for innovative companies while at the same time reducing waste, energy consumption and environmental damage.”
ECOFI welcomes the Commission’s intention to foster innovation in the area of fertilisation and to provide a long-overdue single market for many of the concerned products. Overall, ECOFI has a positive outlook on the draft, and our comments are primarily of a detailed, technical nature to achieve greater consistency and clarity and make the future regulation easier to operationalise.
Download ECOFI’s detailed feedback where we provide explicit suggestions for modifying the draft text.