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EU agreement on digital labeling of fertilizers - Institutions

2024-01-23T10:47:05.459Z

Highlights: EU agreement on digital labeling of fertilizers - Institutions. The proposal aims to introduce the possibility to opt for the digital label on EU fertilising products. The agreement also specifies that digital labels will be available for a period of 10 years from the time the product is placed on the market. "This regulation strengthens the digitalisation of the fertilizer sector and at the same time ensures that farmers and other consumers, including those with limited digital skills, receive clear, readable and consumer-friendly information," says David Clarinval, Belgian minister for agriculture.


The Council and the European Parliament today reached a provisional agreement on the regulation on the digital labeling of fertilising products. (HANDLE)


The Council and the European Parliament today reached a provisional agreement on the regulation on the digital labeling of fertilising products.

The proposal, which amends the currently applicable legislation, aims to introduce the possibility to opt for the digital label on EU fertilising products, to improve the readability of labels, leading to a more efficient use of fertilising products, and to simplify the obligations of labeling for suppliers while reducing costs for the industry.

The agreement encourages wider use of digital labeling while providing measures to provide physical labels when they are needed most.

The agreement also specifies that digital labels will be available for a period of 10 years from the time the product is placed on the market.

"This regulation strengthens the digitalisation of the fertilizer sector and at the same time ensures that farmers and other consumers, including those with limited digital skills, receive clear, readable and consumer-friendly information when purchasing the products they need ", says David Clarinval, Belgian minister for agriculture, holding the rotating presidency of the EU.

The revised legislation proposes to allow suppliers of fertilizer products to communicate labeling information in physical, digital or a combination of the two.

The Commission's text proposes that a digital-only format will be allowed when fertilizing products are sold without packaging or when the products are sold to economic operators who are not end-users of the products.

Farmers and other consumers of fertilizing products sold in packaging would continue to benefit from both digital and physical labels for the most important information (e.g. health and environmental protection, agronomic efficiency or contents). 


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