Type of Notification
regular notification
Date of Distribution
2018.08.23
WTO Country
Agency Responsible
Ministère de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation - Direction générale de l'alimentation (Ministry of Agriculture and Food - Directorate-General of Food) SASPP - Sous-direction de la qualité, de la santé et de la protection des végétaux (Service for Health Interventions in Primary Production (SASPP) - Sub-Directorate for Plant Quality, Health and Protection) 251, rue de Vaugirard 75732 PARIS cedex 15 Email: sdqspv.dgal@agriculture.gouv.fr Tel.: 01 49 55 81 57
Notified Document Details
Arrêté modifiant l'arrêté du 5 septembre 2003 portant mise en application obligatoire de normes (Order amending the Order of 5 September 2003 establishing the mandatory implementation of standards) The Order consists of 4 pages, and the standard comprises 12 pages (16 in total).
ICS Code
Description of Content

The notified Interministerial Order provides for the mandatory implementation of one standard: This measure constitutes an exemption from the marketing authorization referred to in Article L255-2 of the Rural and Maritime Fisheries Code, and set out in Article L 255-5, point 1.

Objectives & Rationale
The standards on fertilizing substances and growing media seek to facilitate the marketing of known products. The implementation of these standards has been made mandatory for public health reasons. Standard NF U44-051/A2 amends an existing standard. This draft provides for the mandatory implementation of the supplement A2 to Standard NF U 44-051 on organic amendments: NF U 44-051/A2.- Amendements organiques - Dénominations, spécifications et marquage (Standard NF U 44-051/A2 - Organic amendments - Designations, specifications and marking). The Standard establishes the designations, specifications and marking for organic amendments. It is aimed particularly at producers, users and official inspection bodies. The Standard completes the general standard revised in 2006, and introduces a designation (sugar cane juice skimmings) and limits for Reunion Island.
Relevant Documents

Articles L 255-1 et suivants du code rural et de la pêche maritime; normes NF U 44-051 (Articles L 255-1 et seq. of the Rural and Maritime Fisheries Code: Standards NF U 44-051)

Proposed Date of Entry Into Force
2018.10.01
Final Date of Comments
2018.10.22
Contact Details
CINORTECH AFNOR 11 avenue Francis de Pressensé 93571 SAINT-DENIS - LA PLAINE cedex https://members.wto.org/crnattachments/2018/TBT/FRA/18_4537_00_f.pdf
Document Online Link (EN)
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