Fertilisers develop over time and their balanced use, as well as quality of production, is a prerequisite for increasing crop production and efficient use of fertilisers.

In order to ensure the quality of fertilisers, that are sold in the European Union, in 2019 a new regulation was adopted (repealing the 2003 regulation), that sets out, how fertilisers may be distributed and marketed in the European Union.

The Regulation lays down new arrangements for the control of the production of fertilisers and the conformity assessment procedures for the certification of fertilisers – the CE marking is a proof that the product complies with all quality requirements and can be marketed safely in all EU Member States.

LATSERT is the European Commission's notified body in the field of fertilisers, which can help with the certification of fertilisers under the new framework.

LATSERT has been operating for more than 20 years in the field of fertilizer certification and their testing. The enterprise laboratory is accredited according to EN ISO/IEC 17025 standards.   Laboratory provides various services, for example testing of fertilisers and testing of other products (food, alcohol, fuel, toy). As well as, LATSERT offers additional certification services, expertise, counselling and training services.

If you need help, or you have issues related to fertiliser certification and/or testing – please feel free to contact us by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone +37167217817 (we speak Latvian, English, Russian and Ukrainian).

The main quality, conformity assessment and classification requirements for fertilisers labelled as "EC fertiliser" ("EG-Düngemittel" or respective names in other languages of EU member states), are set in the REGULATION (EC) No 2003/2003 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 13 October 2003 relating to fertilisers. Requirements for other fertilisers and their registration are set out in the national legislation of EU member states. In Latvia, there is a compulsory registration of fertilisers in the State Plant Protection Service, a mandatory requirement for self-control of fertilisers, as well as detailed requirements for identification, quality and labelling of fertilisers.


In addition to the mandatory requirements, a business involved in fertiliser turnover often has to fulfil other conditions of foreign clients that often include ensuring conformity of the fertiliser to some additional criteria (such as humic acid content in organic fertilisers). LATSERT has been operating in the field of fertiliser conformity assessment and testing for many years and can offer businesses both the mandatory service - fertiliser testing in a laboratory accredited according to the standard EN ISO / IEC 17025 for registration of the fertiliser - and additional services, such as certification, expertise and consultations.

As LATSERT is included in the European Commission's list as a laboratory that is competent to provide the services needed to verify fertiliser conformity, the documents issued by us are recognized not only in the EU, but also outside it.

To receive more information or apply for a service, please contact us by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.