Keywords: Registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction, classification and labelling, dangerous pictograms, national fines, global harmonised system, dossiers, notification, environmental policy.
Most fertilisers were registered in the European Union for REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals) by November 2010 but few operators really understand the impact of the legislation. Problems arise due to the differences in fines imposed by individual member states and in product classification, packaging and labelling (CPL). Following a general overview the paper gives guidance on registration for new companies and products, the differences between the manufacturer and importer and finally a short review of ‘new’ dangerous substances.
Complying with REACH and CLP regulations causes additional costs; new companies must include these expenses in their starting budget. New problems arise in labelling with dangerous pictograms and commercial consequences could impact the whole fertiliser sector.
Dr Mariano Alessio VernÃƒÂ¬, SILC Fertilizzanti Srl, Via delle Acque 43, Fraz. Piangipane, 48100 Ravenna RA, Italy.
28 pages, 13 tables, 22 references.