Opties voor opname van plantbiostimulanten in de Nederlandse Meststoffenwet : WP-2 Implementatie van VO-EU 2019/1009 in de Meststoffenwet
Schöll, Laura van; Postma, Romke; Ehlert, Phillip; Veenemans, Lotte; Bussink, Wim
The Netherlands must implement EU Regulation 2019/1009 on the making available on the market of EU fertilising products (the Fertilising Products Regulation (FPR)) in the Fertiliser Act. The FPR introduces the product function category ‘plant biostimulant’, but the Dutch Fertiliser Act does not yet include any form of regulation of biostimulants. Also, Dutch industry has asked the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality to regulate more biostimulants than will be required by the FPR. This report explores different options for regulating biostimulants in the Netherlands. The three main options are: 1) implementation of the FPR with approval only for products with the CE marking (restrictive); 2) implementation of FPR with approval, in addition, for products without the CE marking and without further regulation of the free movement of plant biostimulants (liberal, continuation of current policy); and 3) adoption of the FPR, with additional regulation of plant biostimulants without the CE marking on the Dutch market, provided they comply with the requirements of the Fertiliser Act. Further, the report gives an estimate of the size of the market for biostimulants and insight into the wishes of industry concerning biostimulants, based on consultations. Finally, the report clarifies the distinction between biostimulants, other fertilising products and plant protection products.