Fertilisers Regulation, Annex I, A - E.1, E2.4 and G, Annex II

EU. EC Fertiliser Type List: Annex I A - E.1, E.2.4 & G, Annex II, Regulation 2003/2003/EC, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2021/862, 31 May 2021

This list contains Annex I fertiliser types according to their specific characteristics, and Annex II associated tolerances. Regulation 2003/2003/EC consolidates all European Union rules that apply to fertilisers, and ensures that the technical requirements it outlines are implemented uniformly. The Regulation only applies to mineral fertilisers consisting of one or more plant nutrients. Regulation 2003/2003/EC has been repealed with effect from 16 July 2022 by Regulation 2019/1009/EU.

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Annex Section
A Inorganic straight primary nutrient fertilisers
Minimum content of nutrients (percentage by weight). Data on the expression of nutrients. Other requirements Other Requirements
At least 75 % of the declared content of P2O5 being soluble in alkaline ammonium citrate (Joulie)

Particle size: - at least 90 % able to pass through a sieve with a mesh of 0,160 mm - at least 98 % able to pass through a sieve with a mesh of 0,630 mm

P Minimum content
30 %w/w
P Expressed as
As P2O5 soluble in mineral acids
Nutrient declaration
Total phosphorus pentoxide (soluble in mineral acids)

Phosphorus pentoxide soluble in alkaline ammonium citrate

A.2 Phosphatic fertilisers
0.8 (for P2O5 solubility in mineral acid)

0.8 (for P2O5 solubility in alkaline ammonium citrate)

Production and Ingredients
Product obtained in amorphous form by heat treatment and grinding, containing aluminium and calcium phosphates as essential ingredients
Type designation
Aluminium-calcium phosphate
1 Where a particle size criterion is prescribed for the basic constituent materials of fertilisers sold in granular form (fertilisers 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7), it will be established by an appropriate analytical method