The Council of the EU has adopted its position on the proposal for a regulation on digital labelling of EU fertilizer products.
EU Council adopts position on digital labelling
This proposal, which amends Regulation (EU) 2019/1009, aims to improve the legibility of labels, which will lead to more efficient use of fertilizer products and simplify labelling obligations for suppliers. At the same time, it will also contribute to reducing costs for the industry.
This Regulation reinforces the digitalization of the fertilizer sector. The new rules will reduce bureaucracy and costs for producers and provide farmers with clear and easy information.
For the acting Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Héctor Gómez, “this regulation reinforces the digitalization of the fertilizer sector. The new rules will reduce bureaucracy and costs for producers and provide farmers with clear and accurate consumer information when buying the products they need.”
While the Council’s position shares the main objectives of the amended Regulation, it introduces several improvements in an attempt to strike the right balance between moving towards digitization of labels for economic operators and preventing potential information problems for end-users, taking into account the digital skills and connectivity limitations that some farmers may face.