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Beet seed

Basic Directive 2002/54/EC - marketing of beet seed

Implementing measures

  • Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1106
    on the organisation of a temporary experiment under Council Directives 66/401/EEC, 66/402/EEC, 2002/54/EC and 2002/57/EC as regards the official checking rate for field inspection under official supervision for basic seed, bred seed of generations prior to basic seed and certified seed

  • Decision 2017/478
    releasing certain Member States from the obligation to apply to certain species the Council Directives on the marketing of fodder plant seed, cereal seed, material for the vegetative propagation of the vine, forest reproductive material, beet seed, vegetable seed and seed of oil and fibre plants respectively

  • Directive 2008/62/EC
    Derogations for accepting agricultural landraces and varieties naturally adapted to local conditions and threatened by genetic erosion, and for marketing of their seed and seed potatoes

  • Regulation 217/2006
    Authorising EU countries to temporarily market seed that doesn't satisfy the minimum germination requirements

  • Decision 2005/834/EC
    Equivalence of checks on practices for the maintenance of varieties in some non-EU countries

  • Decision 2004/842/EC
    EU countries authorising the marketing of seed from varieties with a submitted application to the national catalogue

  • Directive 2003/90/EC
    Minimum characteristics & conditions for examining certain varieties of agricultural plant species

  • Decision 2003/17/EC
    Equivalence of field inspections in non-EU countries on seed-producing crops and of seed

  • Directive 2002/53/EC
    Common catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species

  • Decision 81/675/EC
    Establishing that particular sealing systems are 'non- reusable systems'

Oil and fibre plant seed

Basic Directive 2002/57/EC - marketing of seed of oil and fibre plants

Implementing measures

  • Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1106
    on the organisation of a temporary experiment under Council Directives 66/401/EEC, 66/402/EEC, 2002/54/EC and 2002/57/EC as regards the official checking rate for field inspection under official supervision for basic seed, bred seed of generations prior to basic seed and certified seed

  • Implementing Decision 2013/404/EU
    Implementing Decision of 25 July 2013 authorising Germany to prohibit on its territory the marketing of certain varieties of hemp listed in the Common Catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species, pursuant to Council Directive 2002/53/EC (notified under document C(2013) 4702)

  • Implementing Decision 2012/340/EU
    on the organisation of a temporary experiment as regards field inspection under official supervision

  • Decision 2017/478
    releasing certain Member States from the obligation to apply to certain species the Council Directives on the marketing of fodder plant seed, cereal seed, material for the vegetative propagation of the vine, forest reproductive material, beet seed, vegetable seed and seed of oil and fibre plants respectively

  • Directive 2008/124/EC
    Limiting the marketing of seed of certain fodder, oil and fibre plants to seed officially certified as basic or certified

  • Directive 2008/62/EC
    Derogations for accepting agricultural landraces and varieties naturally adapted to the local conditions and threatened by genetic erosion, and for marketing of their seed and seed potatoes

  • Regulation 217/2006
    Rules for authorising EU countries to temporarily allow marketing of seed not satisfying the minimum germination requirements

  • Decision 2005/834/EC
    Equivalence of checks on the maintenance of varieties in some non-EU countries

  • Decision 2005/325/EC
    Stricter measures in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Malta on Avena fatua in cereal seed

  • Decision 2004/842/EC
    Rules for EU countries authorising marketing of seed from varieties with a submitted application to the national catalogue

  • Directive 2003/90/EC
    Rules on minimum characteristics an examination should cover and minimum conditions for examining certain varieties of agricultural plant species

  • Decision 2003/17/EC
    Equivalence of field inspections in non-EU countries on seed-producing crops and of seed produced there

  • Directive 2002/53/EC
    Common catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species

  • Decision 81/675/EEC
    Establishing that particular sealing systems are 'non- reusable systems'

Cereal seed

Basic Directive 66/402/EC - marketing of cereal seed

Implementing measures

  • Implementing Decision (EU) 2020/1106
    on the organisation of a temporary experiment under Council Directives 66/401/EEC, 66/402/EEC, 2002/54/EC and 2002/57/EC as regards the official checking rate for field inspection under official supervision for basic seed, bred seed of generations prior to basic seed and certified seed

  • Implementing Decision 2012/340/EU
    on the organisation of a temporary experiment as regards field inspection under official supervision

  • Implementing Decision 2014/150/EU
    on the organisation of a temporary experiment providing for certain derogations for the marketing of populations of the plant species wheat, barley, oats and maize pursuant to Council Directive 66/402/EEC

  • Decision 2017/478
    releasing certain Member States from the obligation to apply to certain species the Council Directives on the marketing of fodder plant seed, cereal seed, material for the vegetative propagation of the vine, forest reproductive material, beet seed, vegetable seed and seed of oil and fibre plants respectively

  • Decision 2010/468/EU
    Temporary marketing Avena strigosa Schreb varieties not in the common and national catalogues of varieties of agricultural plant species

  • Directive 2008/62/EC
    Derogations for accepting agricultural landraces and varieties naturally adapted to local conditions and threatened by genetic erosion, and for marketing of their seed and seed potatoes

  • Directive 2006/47/EC
    Special conditions on Avena fatua in cereal seed

  • Regulation 217/2006
    Authorising EU countries to temporarily market seed not satisfying the minimum germination requirements

  • Decision 2005/834/EC
    Equivalence of checks on practices for the maintenance of varieties in some non-EU countries

  • Decision 2005/200/EC
    Authorising stricter measures in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Malta on Avena fatua in cereal seed

  • Decision 2004/842/EC
    EU countries authorising the marketing of seed of varieties with a submitted application to the national catalogue of agricultural plant or vegetable species

  • Directive 2003/90/EC
    Minimum characteristics to be covered by the examination and minimum conditions for examining certain varieties of agricultural plant species

  • Decision 2003/17/EC
    Equivalence of field inspections in non-EU countries on seed-producing crops and of seed produced there

  • Directive 2002/53/EC
    Common catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species

  • Decision 96/334/EC
    Authorising stricter measures in Sweden on Avena fatua in cereal seed

  • Decision 95/75/EC
    Authorising stricter measures in Finland on Avena fatua in cereal seed

  • Decision 81/675/EEC
    Establishing that particular sealing systems are 'non- reusable systems'

  • Decision 74/531/EEC
    Authorising stricter measures in the Netherlands on Avena fatua in cereal seed

  • Decision 74/269/EEC
    Authorising stricter measures in some EU countries on Avena fatua in cereal seed and fodder plant

  • Decision 81/675/EEC
    Establishing that particular sealing systems are 'non- reusable systems'

  • Decision 74/531/EEC
    Authorising stricter measures in the Netherlands on Avena fatua in cereal seed

  • Decision 74/269/EEC
    Authorising stricter measures in some EU countries on Avena fatua in cereal seed and fodder plant

Fodder plant seed

Basic Directive 66/401/EC - marketing of fodder plant seed, as last amended by Implementing Directive 2016/2109.

Implementing measures

  • Implementing Decision 2012/340/EU
    on the organisation of a temporary experiment as regards field inspection under official supervision

  • Decision 2017/478
    releasing certain Member States from the obligation to apply to certain species the Council Directives on the marketing of fodder plant seed, cereal seed, material for the vegetative propagation of the vine, forest reproductive material, beet seed, vegetable seed and seed of oil and fibre plants respectively

  • Directive 2010/60/EC
    Derogations for marketing fodder plant seed mixtures for preserving the environment

  • Directive 2009/109/EC
    Temporary experiment for derogations in marketing seed mixtures as fodder plants

  • Directive 2008/124/EC
    Limiting the marketing of seed of certain fodders, oil and fibre plants to seed officially certified as basic or certified seed

  • Directive 2008/62/EC
    Derogations for accepting agricultural landraces and varieties naturally adapted to local conditions and threatened by genetic erosion, and for marketing of their seed and seed potatoes

  • Regulation 217/2006
    Application of Directives authorising EU countries to temporarily allow marketing of seed not satisfying the minimum germination requirements

  • Decision 2005/834/EC
    Equivalence of checks on practices for the maintenance of varieties in some non- EU countries (amending Decision 2003/17/EC)

  • Decision 2004/842/EC
    Rules for EU countries authorising the marketing of seed of varieties with a submitted application to the national catalogue of agricultural plant or vegetable species

  • Decision 2004/371/EC
    Marketing of seed mixtures for use as fodder plants

  • Decision 2004/266/EC
    Authorising the indelible printing of prescribed information on packages of seed of fodder plants

  • Directive 2003/90/EC
    Minimum characteristics to be covered by the examination and minimum conditions for examining certain varieties of agricultural plant species (amended by Directive 2009/97/EC)

  • Decision 2003/17/EC
    Equivalence of field inspections in non-EU countries on seed- producing crops and seed

  • Directive 2002/53/EC
    Common catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species

  • Decision 85/370/EEC
    Authorising the Netherlands to assess if varietal purity standards for seed of apomictic uniclonal varieties of Poa pratensis are satisfied also using results of seed and seedling testing

  • Decision 81/675/EEC
    Establishing that particular sealing systems are 'non- reusable systems'

  • Decision 80/512/EEC
    Authorising certain EU countries not to apply Directive 66/401/EEC on marketing fodder plant seed for the weight of the sample for determination of seed of Cuscuta

  • Directive 74/268/EEC
    Special conditions on Avena fatua in fodder plant and cereal seed

Seed potatoes

Basic Directive 2002/56/EC - marketing of seed potatoes

Implementing measures

  • Decision 2017/547
    on the organisation of a temporary experiment under Council Directive 2002/56/EC as regards seed potato tubers derived from true potato seed

  • Directive 2014/20/EC
    Determining Union grades of basic and certified seed potatoes, and the conditions and designations applicable to such grades Text with EEA relevance

  • Directive 2014/21/EC
    Determining minimum conditions and Union grades for pre-basic seed potatoes Text with EEA relevance

  • Directive 2008/62/EC
    Derogations for acceptance of agricultural landraces and varieties naturally adapted to the local and regional conditions and threatened by genetic erosion, and for marketing of their seed and seed potatoes

  • Decision 2004/842/EC
    Rules for EU countries authorising the marketing of seed of varieties with a submitted application to the national catalogue of agricultural plant or vegetable species

  • Decision 2004/3/EC
    Authorising stricter measures against certain diseases in Directive 2002/56/EC when marketing seed potatoes in the EU

  • Directive 2003/90/EC
    Minimum characteristics to be covered by the examination and minimum conditions for examining certain varieties of agricultural plant species

  • Directive 2002/53/EC
    Common catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species

Fruit plant propagating material

Basic Directive 2008/90/EC - Recast of Directive 92/34/EEC (below)

Directive 92/34/EEC - marketing of fruit plant propagating material and fruit plants for fruit production

Implementing measures

  • Implementing Decision 2017/925
    temporarily authorising certain Member States to certify pre-basic material of certain species of fruit plants, produced in the field under non-insect proof conditions, and repealing Implementing Decision 2017/167

  • Implementing Directive 2014/97/EU of 15 October 2014

    implementing Council Directive 2008/90/EC as regards the registration of suppliers and of varieties and the common list of varieties

  • Implementing Directive 2014/98/EU of 15 October 2014

    implementing Council Directive 2008/90/EC as regards specific requirements for the genus and species of fruit plants referred to in Annex I thereto, specific requirements to be met by suppliers and detailed rules concerning official inspections

  • Implementing Directive 2014/96/EU of 15 October 2014

    on the requirements for the labelling, sealing and packaging of fruit plant propagating material and fruit plants intended for fruit production, falling within the scope of Council Directive 2008/90/EC

Vegetable propagating material

Basic Directive 2008/72/EC - marketing of vegetable propagating & planting material other than seed

Implementing measures

  • Decision 2017/478
    releasing certain Member States from the obligation to apply to certain species the Council Directives on the marketing of fodder plant seed, cereal seed, material for the vegetative propagation of the vine, forest reproductive material, beet seed, vegetable seed and seed of oil and fibre plants respectively

  • Directive 93/62/EEC
    Supervision and monitoring suppliers and establishments marketing vegetable propagating and planting material other than seed

  • Directive 93/61/EEC
    Conditions vegetable propagating and planting material other than seed must meet

Vegetable seed

Directive 2002/55/EC

Implementing measures

  • Decision 2011/180/EU
    regarding conditions under which the placing on the market of small packages of mixtures of standard seed of different vegetable varieties belonging to the same species may be authorised

  • Directive 2009/145/EC
    Derogations for accepting vegetable landraces and varieties traditionally grown in particular regions and threatened by genetic erosion, and vegetable varieties with no intrinsic value for commercial crop production

  • Regulation 217/2006
    Temporarily permitting EU countries to market seed not satisfying the minimum germination requirements

  • Decision 2005/834/EC
    Equivalence of checks on the maintenance of varieties in some non-EU countries

  • Decision 2004/842/EC
    Rules for EU countries authorising the marketing of seed of varieties with a submitted application to the national catalogue of agricultural plant or vegetable species

  • Directive 2003/91/EC
    Minimum characteristics for examining certain vegetable species

  • Decision 90/639/EEC
    Names for varieties derived from varieties of vegetable species listed in Decision 89/7/EEC

  • Directive 89/14/EEC
    Groups of varieties of spinach, beet and beetroot referred to crop isolation conditions

  • Decision 81/675/EEC
    Particular sealing systems are 'non-reusable systems'

Vine propagating material

Basic Directive 68/193/EEC - marketing of material for the vegetative propagation of the vine

Implementing measures

  • Decision 2017/478
    releasing certain Member States from the obligation to apply to certain species the Council Directives on the marketing of fodder plant seed, cereal seed, material for the vegetative propagation of the vine, forest reproductive material, beet seed, vegetable seed and seed of oil and fibre plants respectively

  • Directive 2004/29/EC
    Characteristics and minimum conditions for inspecting vine varieties

  • Decision 75/538/EEC
    Authorising Italy to reduce the minimum lengths of certain vine propagation for Sicily

Ornamental plant propagating material

Basic Directive 1998/56/EC

marketing of propagating material of ornamental plants

Implementing measures

Forest reproductive material

Basic Directive 1999/105/EC

marketing of forest reproductive material

Implementing measures

  • Implementing Decision 2016/771
    temporarily authorising Spain to approve for marketing seed of the species Pinus radiata D. Don imported from New Zealand, which does not satisfy the requirements of Council Directive 1999/105/EC in respect of identification and labelling, and planting stock produced from that seed

  • Commission recommendation 2012/90/EU
    on guidelines for the presentation of the information for the identification of lots of forest reproductive material and the information to be provided on the supplier’s label or document

  • Decision 2017/478
    releasing certain Member States from the obligation to apply to certain species the Council Directives on the marketing of fodder plant seed, cereal seed, material for the vegetative propagation of the vine, forest reproductive material, beet seed, vegetable seed and seed of oil and fibre plants respectively

  • Decision 2008/989/EC
    Authorising EU countries to decide on equivalence of guarantees for forest reproductive material imported from non-EU countries

  • Decision 2008/971/EC
    Equivalence of forest reproductive material produced in non-EU countries

  • Decision 2006/665/EC
    Temporarily allowing Spain to market seed of Pinus radiata and planting its stock imported from New Zealand, not satisfying identification and labelling requirements

  • Decision 2005/942/EC
    Authorising EU countries to decide on assurances for forest reproductive material produced in non-EU countries

  • Decision 2005/853/EC
    Authorising France to ban marketing of reproductive material of Pinus pinaster Ait. of Iberian Peninsula origin to seed or plant it in some regions of France

  • Decision 2004/678/EC
    Authorising EU countries to temporarily permit marketing seed of Cedrus libani, Pinus brutia, and planting its stock

  • Regulation 69/2004
    Derogations from some provisions of Directive 1999/105/EC on marketing forest reproductive material from certain basic material

  • Regulation 2301/2002
    Defining small quantities of seed

  • Regulation 1602/2002
    Authorising EU countries to ban marketing of specified forest reproductive material to the end-user

  • Regulation 1597/2002
    National lists of basic material of forest reproductive material

  • Regulation 1598/2002
    Administrative cooperation