PT Portugal

Fertilising materials: fertilisers, additives and products which, although not fertilisers or soil additives, provide substances to plants or the soil which facilitate and regulate the absorption of nutrients or correct certain physiological anomalies of the plant

Draft Decree-Law relating to fertilising materials

Sets out the rules for placing fertilising materials on the market and also transposes the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 2003 relating to EC fertilisers into national law, and repeals Decree-Law No 103/2015 of 15 June 2015.

These rules are part of the technical requirements for assessing the quality of the compost made from biodegradable waste, specified in Annex IV to the draft Ministerial Implementing Order applying the above rules, by fixing nutrient content and other admissible parameters and respective margins of safety, and other obligations that the producer must comply with, in particular with regard to the packaging, labelling, quality control and traceability of these products, providing users a guarantee that they are purchasing a quality product and that it does not pose a threat to human health and the environment.