New rules on CE marked fertilising products

18-07-2016

Overall, the IA has managed to present well the problem and policy options of a complex policy area. The explanation of the need to revise the existing regulation is clear, as are the policy choices. Nevertheless, it is not very clear from the content and structure of both parts of the IA IA report just how firmly this proposal is integrated into the Circular Economy agenda which it is meant to help implement. Furthermore, the IA does not always provide clear information regarding the effects on SMEs, and the low numbers of  responses in the SMEs test raises the question of the extent to which it is representative. Finally, both parts of the IA report refrain from giving more concrete timelines other than saying repeatedly ‘in the long run’. The presentation therefore suffers from a somewhat vague timeframe throughout the analysis.

Overall, the IA has managed to present well the problem and policy options of a complex policy area. The explanation of the need to revise the existing regulation is clear, as are the policy choices. Nevertheless, it is not very clear from the content and structure of both parts of the IA IA report just how firmly this proposal is integrated into the Circular Economy agenda which it is meant to help implement. Furthermore, the IA does not always provide clear information regarding the effects on SMEs, and the low numbers of  responses in the SMEs test raises the question of the extent to which it is representative. Finally, both parts of the IA report refrain from giving more concrete timelines other than saying repeatedly ‘in the long run’. The presentation therefore suffers from a somewhat vague timeframe throughout the analysis.