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Catherine Cane07-Sep-2023 16:47:001 min read

New legislative changes affecting Ireland - September 2023

National Fertiliser Database (NFD)
In a recent newsletter we highlighted new legislation in Ireland that brought in the National Veterinary System. That same legislation introduced the National Fertiliser Database.

On the 1st of September the Irish government introduced a reporting requirement for the Sale, Purchase or Transfer of Fertiliser products to the new National Fertiliser Database. The scheme is run by the Department of Food, Agriculture and the Marine (DAFM) and the details can be viewed on the website. 

In a nutshell, if you buy or sell fertiliser products in the Irish State then you'll need to register with the DAFM and then report on that activity. There are 3 main types of reporting that will need to take place:

  1. Buying and selling within the Irish State - By the 15th of December (and by the 15th of each month thereafter) a report will have to be submitted digitally to the DAFM of the sales and purchase transactions from September, October and November. Customer, supplier and product data will have to be uploaded in advance of the reports. 
  2. Importing into the State - If you or your company imports fertiliser from outside the Irish State then you'll need to report this directly to the DAFM within 72 hours.
  3. Professional End Users - If you're a professional end user then you'll need to report this directly to the DAFM by the 15th of December and by the 15th of each month thereafter.

While our IQ customers can of course do this manually, we’re currently looking at ways we can help our customers save time by performing this task automatically via their IQ software. These solutions may involve additional costs, dependent on the level of resource and development required, but we will keep our customers updated should this be the case.

If you fall under the first type above then please click here and create a ticket on our helpdesk so that we can deal with your query. 

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Catherine Cane

I joined Intact’s marketing team in October 2023. My academic journey began at the University of Liverpool, where I studied English language and literature. Feeling that one degree wasn’t enough, I stayed and earned a Master's degree in creative and critical writing. During my studies, I wrote for various platforms, including a student newspaper and a famous Liverpool attraction. I knew I wanted to pursue a career where I could write daily, leading me to explore the world of content marketing. At Intact, I compile and write content for our website, upsell campaigns, customer newsletter, and manage our social media channels. The best part of my job is the opportunity to interview colleagues, seeking their insights and knowledge for valuable content, and that each completed task is followed by ten uncompleted ones. Outside of work, I’ll be at the gym, out for a run (jog), or exploring markets in London with friends.