China Implemented New Fertilizer Marking Standard Starting from May 1

May. 17th, 2021

From May 1, 2021, China began to carry out a new national standard of fertilizer markings “GB 178382-2021 Fertilizer Marking—Presentation and declaration”. The mandatory standard applies to both homemade and imported fertilizers circulated in China, playing an effective role in protecting farmer’s interests and promoting legitimate businesses.

Fertilizer marking is the illustration of product characteristics and quality commitment made by its producers and mainly consists of 3 parts: mandatory contents to be labeled on marking, rules and specification, and prohibited contents.

The mandatory content includes 8 items and the key points are summarized as follows: