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The distribution of products marked as EC fertilizers will change

The regulation 2003/2003 EC relating to placing into the market of products designated as EC fertilizers is no longer in force, products manufactured after July 16 can only be sold within the EU in accordance with the regulation* 2019/1009 EC decree on the distribution of EU crop-enhancing substances. In Hungary, products authorized by Nébih (The National Food Chain Safety Office) still can be marketed.
EC fertilisers placed on the market before 16 July 2022 can still be sold to end users, allowing for a gradual switchover and phase-out of existing stocks. However, products manufactured after the cut-off date can no longer be marketed in the EU with the designation EC fertilizer, but only in accordance with the new 2019/1009 regulation.
Distribution is considered when the given product is made available for sale or use in the course of commercial activity on the EU market, either for consideration or free of charge. Placing on the market, when the fertility enhancer is marketed for the first time on the EU market and applies in all cases to individual fertility enhancers, even if they are produced in series. More general information can be found in the Commission communication "Guide to EU product regulation 2016".
The notified bodies are authorized organization to certify products distributed under the new regulation. Regarding the categorization of products, it is also worth contacting these bodies. The list of notified bodies is available on the Nando website: https://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/nando/index.cfm?fuseaction=directive.notifiedbody&dir_id=159361
It is important that the domestic Decree No. 36 of 2006 (V. 18.) FVM of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development concerning the authorization, storage, marketing and utilization of yield increasing materials. ** remained in force.
Related Legislation
* EC Regulation 2019/1009
** FVM Decree 36/2006
Expires: EC Regulation 2003/2003
source: The National Food Chain Safety Office (NÉBIH)

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