Information for companies

Contact for companies

Input distributors or other companies (here collectively called ‘companies’) should address all questions to FiBL. All correspondence takes place in English exclusively. Contacts:

General information, Registration of companies: Martin Roggli or Bernhard Speiser .

Applications of fertilisers and soil conditioners: Martin Roggli .

Applications of plant protection products, coordinationBernhard Speiser .

Relevant documents

Publication dates and submission deadlines

There are no more formal submission deadlines. We advise companies to submit applications at least 6 weeks before the next update of the list. If applications are submitted too late, the decision might have to be postponed to the following evaluation round.

Evaluation round 1 - 4: completed.

Evaluation round 5: updating of the list is scheduled for 16 February 2018.

Subsequent submission deadlines will be communicated here at a later stage.

Tariff

Evaluation fee: EUR 160.00 per product.

Listing fee: EUR 80.00 per product per year.

Details of the tariff are explained in chapter 6 of the Application guidance.

Product claims

For products which are included in the Dutch inputs list, the following claims may be used on the product packaging and label, in PR materials and in the internet:

  • In English: ‘may be used in Dutch organic farming’ and/or ‘registered in the Dutch inputs list for organic farming’
  • In Dutch: ‘het product mag gebruikt worden in de Nederlandse biologische landbouw’ and/or ‘het product is geregistreerd op de Nederlandse inputlijst voor de biologische landbouw’

The use of the names and logos of Skal and FiBL or of the EU organic logo is not allowed. Inclusion in the Dutch inputs does not mean that the product is certified, and inclusion is not a recommendation for use.

FAQ Frequently asked questions from companies

What is the advantage of the Dutch inputs list?
The Dutch inputs list creates transparency regarding the possibilities for using inputs on Dutch organic farms.

Why should I register my products?
After a transitional phase, certified organic farmers in the Netherlands will only be allowed to use products which are included in the Dutch inputs list.

Is it necessary to register products which have been approved for organic farming in another country, e.g. Germany?
Yes. Because the evaluation procedures and criteria are not identical for different countries, you have to register all products, even if they have been approved for organic farming in other countries.

How can I register my products?
All steps of the registration procedure are explained in the document ‘Application Guidance’.

What information is required for registration?
All data requirements are explained in the document ‘Evaluation Criteria’.

Which kinds of products can be registered?
At the moment, the Dutch inputs list comprises fertilisers, soil conditioners, plant protection products and related products. For a detailed specification of the scope, please consult the document ‘Evaluation Criteria’. Please note that the scope might be expanded in the future.

How long is the registration valid?
The product evaluation is valid for five years. However, the listing of each product has to be confirmed each year.

How can I proove that my products are registered?
You can generate a certificate of conformity in PDF format, either for a selected product or for all products of your company. For a detailed explanation, see the page How to use.