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Certification of EU fertilising products - our competences

From December 4, 2021, PCBC S.A. is a notified body with the identification number 1434, assigned by the European Commission for the conformity assessment of EU fertilising products in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2019/1009 for module B – EU-type examination and module D1 – quality assurance of the production process.

As part of our competences, we evaluate the following products:

Produkty nawozowe PCBC- tabelka z modułami oceny zgodności

Certification scope

Information on the types and scope of certification processes is provided below:

  • Scope of notification – powers to assess compliance – link
  • Scope of accreditation – certification powers – link

Certification program and certification procedures

  • The conformity assessment process for EU fertilizer products is conducted in accordance with the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2019/1009.
  • Main stages in the process of EU fertilising products conformity assessment:
    • Submitting the application by the Manufacturer
    • Review of the submitted application
    • Registration of the application and preparation of a contract and cost estimate
    • Signing the contract
    • Settlement of the initial payment and delivery of product documentation to PCBC S.A.
    • Assessment

  • Review of information and assessment results
  • Decision on certification
  • Certificate issuing

Certificates confirming compliance with the requirements for the EU fertilising product type specified in Regulation (EU) 2019/1009 of the European Parliament and of the Council are issued respectively under:

  1. Module B – for a period of 3 years, unless the technical documentation of the EU fertilising product has changed,
  2. Module D1 – for a period of 3 years, provided that the Manufacturer maintains the production quality assurance system and carried out annual surveillance audits confirm that the requirements of the QMS are met. After this period of time, the certificate may be prolonged for another 3 years.

Certificates issued by PCBC S.A. are signed with a qualified electronic signature.

  • Surveillance over the granted certification

Frequently Asked Questions/ FAQ

How much does the conformity assessment cost?
The valuation will be prepared on the basis of a completed by the manufacturer and sent to PCBC S.A. application FBS-N-01

How long does the conformity assessment take?
The conformity assessment may take up to 180 days, excluding the time needed for the Manufacturer to complete the documentation

Where can we commission tests of the EU fertilising products?
Fertilizer and Chemical Product Laboratory, Testing and Certification Branch Office in Piła, PCBC, contact: jfinster@pcbc.gov.pl

What reports and test results are accepted by PCBC S.A.?
PCBC S.A. accepts in the certification process test results not older than 1 year on the date of documentation evaluation, made in an accredited laboratory (EN ISO/IEC 17025) or a non-accredited laboratory which has implemented the requirements of EN ISO / IEC 17025. The scope of the tests depends on the PFC and results from Reg. (EU) 2019/1009

How many samples and what size will be tested in the laboratory tests?

The number and size of samples are determined by the laboratory’s test method. Before the test is performed, it is necessary to complete and submit an order for the laboratory tests. For more detailed information, please contact: jfinster@pcbc.gov.pl

Is my product eligible for the CE marking?
Check in Regulation (EU) 2019/1009 whether the materials used to produce the fertilising product (PFC) meet the requirements of at least one component material category (CMC)

When will we receive the certificate?
The certificate shall be send to the Manufacturer after issuing by PCBC S.A. the positive decision based on the carried out conformity assessment process and after all amounts of dues for the certification process are paid by the Manufacturer

Where can I find information on how to prepare a label for my fertilising product?

On the website of Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, there is a document EN FAQs related to Regulation EU 2019/1009 on fertilising products, available here 

On 7th April 2021, a COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on the appearance of the label of EU fertilising products referred to in Annex III to Regulation (EU) 2019/1009 of the European Parliament and of the Council (2021/C 119/01) INTRODUCTION, available here

Documents for download

  • Application for conformity assesment of EU fertilising product

  • CONTACT US

  • Zespół ds. Certyfikacji Wyrobów


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