I. China’s Fertilizer Registration Administration System
Fertilizers are controlled by China’s registration administration system, which prohibits the importation, production, sales, use and advertising of unregistered fertilizers in China.
Prevailing revisions to the Measures for the Administration of Fertilizer Registration (Measures) have been adopted as the basis for managing fertilizer registrations. The first edition of the Measures was implemented during the executive meeting of the former Ministry of Agriculture held on June 12, 2000. The Measures have been revised three times, with the latest revision being made according to Order No. 1 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) on January 7, 2022.
Fertilizer registration certificates are valid for five years. If a producer plans to continue producing and selling fertilizers after the validity period, it shall apply to the registration renewal within six months before the expiration of the certificate. Where no renewal application has been submitted after the expiration, the product will be automatically deregistered.
II. Fertilizer Registration Forms
MARA manages the registration, filing and supervision of fertilizers in China. Fertilizer registration forms on the ministerial-level can be either filed or registered.
Fertilizer products subject to filing include water-soluble NPK fertilizers, water-soluble secondary element fertilizers, water-soluble micronutrient fertilizers, potassium chloride, magnesium chloride, potassium sulfate and magnesium sulfate used for agriculture.
Other fertilizer products subject to registration include microbials for agriculture, biological organic fertilizers, compound microbial fertilizers, concentrated microbials for agriculture, water-soluble fertilizers containing humic acids, water-soluble fertilizers containing amino-acids, urea and ammonium nitrate solution, calcium nitrate and ammonium nitrate for agriculture, water-retaining agents for agriculture and forestry, organic water-soluble fertilizers, soil conditioners, secondary element fertilizers, micronutrient fertilizers, slow-release fertilizers, synergistic nitrogen fertilizers, fertilizer synergists, calcium ammonium nitrate, magnesium sulfate for agriculture, microbials for soil remediation and other special products.
III. Fertilizer Registration Requirements
Fertilizer products to be registered must undergo field trials, according to relevant standards in China. The producer and the tester will be legally liable for the authenticity of trial outcome reports.
Fertilizer products must be named under applicable conventions. Misleading names are not allowed.
Any unauthorized modification to registered and approved label contents is prohibited.
IV. Prohibited Actions
- The production or sale of unregistered fertilizer products.
- The forging of fertilizer registration certificates or registration numbers.
- The production or sale of any fertilizer product whose active ingredients or contents are inconsistent with its registration and approval.
- The transfer of fertilizer registration certificates or registration numbers.
- The production of fertilizer products whose registration certificates are expired.
- The production or sale of any fertilizer products without a label on its packaging, or with incomplete labels or label contents modified without approval.
V. A Shortcut to Registering Fertilisers
Lagre (Beijing) Agriculture Technology Co., Ltd. specializes in fertilizer filing and registration approved by MARA, offering professional services covering the entire evaluation process for fertilizer production. As an experienced and professional agent, they have served many clients in the agricultural industry.
Over the past twenty years, Lagre has cooperated with outstanding fertilizer manufacturers from many countries, introduced their fertilizers into China, and provided agricultural technology services for numerous clients.
With industry-leading advantages and efficient and superior services, combined with its unique high-end resource network, Lagre is capable of speeding up companies’ applications for fertiliser registration certificates, enabling them to focus on their products and markets for greater benefits.
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