Fertasa provides a service to potential applicants for the registration of fertilizer products.
This service is available to members of Fertasa for a fee, but also at this time to non-members for an additional amount.
Potential applicants will need to provide company details, a completed application form, a draft label formulation, details of raw materials (registration numbers or specification sheets), and a signal analysis certificate from an independent ISO 17025 accredited laboratory or AgriLASA affiliated laboratory collaborating nutrient concentrations and indicating potentially harmful element concentrations.
Documentation and forms relating to the application process are obtainable here: Fertilizer Application Form.
On satisfactory completion of the application, Fertasa will submit the necessary documentation to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) for further processing.
There are two fees involved when registering a fertilizer product, namely the Fertasa service fee and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry Fisheries (DAFF) fee. A list of fees can be downloaded here or seen below.
DAFF registration fees
New Product Registration Fee = R4 152 per product
Renewal = R2 009
Late application renewal = R1 495
Import permit = R541
Label change = R942
DAFF registration fees AS FROM 1 APRIL 2018
New Product Registration Fee = R4 376 per product
Renewal = R2 251
Late application renewal = R1 675
Import permit = R606
Label change = R1 055