Council agrees negotiating mandate to improve the existing rules on the circulation of fertilising products in the EU
European ambassadors agreed today on December 20th mandate on a draft regulation to improve the existing rules on the circulation of fertilising products in the EU internal market.
This mandate enables the Presidency of the Council to begin negotiations with the European Parliament in early 2018. These requirements will include obligatory maximum contaminant levels, the use of defined component material categories and labelling requirements.
The proposal follows the principle of optional harmonisation among member states, which means that non-harmonised fertilising products will continue to circulate within the internal market
Read more on the website of the Council of the European Union.