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Consolidated text: Commission Directive 2003/90/EC of 6 October 2003 setting out implementing measures for the purposes of Article 7 of Council Directive 2002/53/EC as regards the characteristics to be covered as a minimum by the examination and the minimum conditions for examining certain varieties of agricultural plant species (Text with EEA relevance)

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COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2003/90/EC

of 6 October 2003

setting out implementing measures for the purposes of Article 7 of Council Directive 2002/53/EC as regards the characteristics to be covered as a minimum by the examination and the minimum conditions for examining certain varieties of agricultural plant species

(Text with EEA relevance)

(OJ L 254, 8.10.2003, p.7)

Amended by:

 

 

Official Journal

  No

page

date

 M1

COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2005/91/EC Text with EEA relevance of 16 December 2005

  L 331

24

17.12.2005

 M2

COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2007/48/EC Text with EEA relevance of 26 July 2007

  L 195

29

27.7.2007

 M3

COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2009/97/EC Text with EEA relevance of 3 August 2009

  L 202

29

4.8.2009

 M4

COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2010/46/EU Text with EEA relevance of 2 July 2010

  L 169

7

3.7.2010

 M5

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DIRECTIVE 2011/68/EU Text with EEA relevance of 1 July 2011

  L 175

17

2.7.2011

 M6

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DIRECTIVE 2012/8/EU Text with EEA relevance of 2 March 2012

  L 64

9

3.3.2012

 M7

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DIRECTIVE 2012/44/EU Text with EEA relevance of 26 November 2012

  L 327

37

27.11.2012

 M8

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DIRECTIVE 2013/57/EU Text with EEA relevance of 20 November 2013

  L 312

38

21.11.2013

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DIRECTIVE 2014/105/EU Text with EEA relevance of 4 December 2014

  L 349

44

5.12.2014




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COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2003/90/EC

of 6 October 2003

setting out implementing measures for the purposes of Article 7 of Council Directive 2002/53/EC as regards the characteristics to be covered as a minimum by the examination and the minimum conditions for examining certain varieties of agricultural plant species

(Text with EEA relevance)



THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 2002/53/EC of 13 June 2002 on the common catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species ( 1 ), and in particular Article 7(2)(a) and (b) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Directive 72/180/EEC of 14 April 1972 determining the characteristics and minimum conditions for examining varieties of agricultural plant species ( 2 ), as amended by Directive 2002/8/EC ( 3 ), has established, with a view to official acceptance of the varieties in the Member States' catalogues, the characteristics to be covered as a minimum by the examinations of the various species, as well as the minimum requirements for carrying out the examinations.

(2)

Test guidelines relating to the conditions for the examination of the varieties have been issued by the Administrative Council of the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) established by Council Regulation (EC) No 2100/94 of 27 July 1994 on Community plant variety rights ( 4 ), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1650/2003 ( 5 ), in respect of certain species.

(3)

Test guidelines establishing the conditions for the examinations of the varieties exist at international level. The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) has developed test guidelines.

(4)

Directive 72/180/EEC was amended by Directive 2002/8/EC to ensure consistency between the CPVO test guidelines and the conditions for examining the varieties with a view to their acceptance in the national catalogues of varieties of the Member States as far as CPVO test guidelines had been established. The CPVO has since issued guidelines for a number of other species.

(5)

It is appropriate to ensure consistency between the CPVO test guidelines and the conditions for the varieties with a view to their acceptance into national catalogues of the Member States.

(6)

It is appropriate to base the Community system on the UPOV test guidelines, in so far as the CPVO has not yet developed specific guidelines. National law applies for the species not covered by this Directive.

(7)

Directive 72/180/EEC should therefore be repealed.

(8)

The measures provided for in this Directive are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Seeds and Propagating Material for Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE:



Article 1

1.  Member States shall provide for the inclusion in a national catalogue, within the meaning of Article 3(1) of Directive 2002/53/EC, of varieties of agricultural plant species which fulfil the requirements set out in paragraphs 2 and 3.

2.  As regards distinctness, stability and uniformity:

(a) the species listed in Annex I shall comply with the conditions laid down in the ‘Protocols for distinctness, uniformity and stability tests’ of the Administrative Council of the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) listed in that Annex;

(b) the species listed in Annex II shall comply with the test guidelines for the conduct of tests for distinctness, uniformity and stability of the International Union for the Protection of new Varieties of Plants (UPOV) listed in that Annex.

3.  As regards the value for cultivation or use, the varieties shall comply with the conditions laid down in Annex III, without prejudice to Article 4(2) of the Directive.

Article 2

All the varietal characteristics within the meaning of Article 1(2)(a), and any characteristics which are marked by an asterisk (*) in the test guidelines referred to in Article 1(2)(b) shall be used, providing that observation of a characteristic is not rendered impossible by the expression of any other characteristics, and providing that the expression of a characteristic is not prevented by the environmental conditions under which the test is conducted.

Article 3

Member States shall ensure that in respect of the species listed in Annexes I and II, the minimum requirements for carrying out the examinations in respect of trial design and growing conditions, as laid down in the test guidelines referred to in those Annexes, are fulfilled at the time of the examinations.

Article 4

Directive 72/180/EEC is repealed.

Article 5

1.  Member States shall bring into force the laws, regulations or administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive by 31 March 2004 at the latest. They shall forthwith inform the Commission thereof.

When Member States adopt these measures, they shall contain a reference to this Directive or shall be accompanied by such a reference on the occasion of their official publication. Member States shall determine how such reference is to be made.

2.  Member States shall communicate to the Commission the text of the main provisions of domestic law they adopt in the field covered by this Directive.

Article 6

1.  Where, on the entry into force of this Directive, varieties have not been accepted for inclusion in the Common Catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species, and official examinations started prior to that date in accordance with the provisions of either

(a) Directive 72/180/EEC or

(b) the CPVO guidelines listed in Annex I or the UPOV guidelines listed in Annex II, according to the species,

the varieties concerned shall be deemed to fulfil the requirements of this Directive.

2.  Paragraph 1 shall only apply where the trials lead to the conclusion that the varieties comply with the rules set out in either

(a) Directive 72/180/EEC or

(b) the CPVO guidelines listed in Annex I or the UPOV guidelines listed in Annex II, according to the species.

Article 7

This Directive shall enter into force on the seventh day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Article 8

This Directive is addressed to the Member States.

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ANNEX I

List of species referred to in Article 1(2)(a) which are to comply with CPVO test protocols



Scientific name

Common name

CPVO protocol

Festuca filiformis Pourr.

Fine-leaved sheep's fescue

TP 67/1 of 23.6.2011

Festuca ovina L.

Sheep's fescue

TP 67/1 of 23.6.2011

Festuca rubra L.

Red fescue

TP 67/1 of 23.6.2011

Festuca trachyphylla (Hack.) Krajina

Hard fescue

TP 67/1 of 23.6.2011

Lolium multiflorum Lam.

Italian ryegrass

TP 4/1 of 23.6.2011

Lolium perenne L.

Perennial ryegrass

TP 4/1 of 23.6.2011

Lolium × boucheanum Kunth

Hybrid ryegrass

TP 4/1 of 23.6.2011

Pisum sativum L.

Field pea

TP 7/2 of 11.3.2010

Brassica napus L.

Swede rape

TP 36/2 of 16.11.2011

Cannabis sativa L.

Hemp

TP 276/1 of 28.11.2012

Helianthus annuus L.

Sunflower

TP 81/1 of 31.10.2002

Linum usitatissimum L.

Flax/Linseed

TP 57/2 of 19.3.2014

Avena nuda L.

Small naked oat, Hulless oat

TP 20/1 of 6.11.2003

Avena sativa L. (includes A. byzantina K. Koch)

Oats and Red oat

TP 20/1 of 6.11.2003

Hordeum vulgare L.

Barley

TP 19/3 of 21.3.2012

Oryza sativa L.

Rice

TP 16/2 of 21.3.2012

Secale cereale L.

Rye

TP 58/1 of 31.10.2002

xTriticosecale Wittm. ex A. Camus

Hybrids resulting from the crossing of a species of the genus Triticum and a species of the genus Secale

TP 121/2 rev. 1 of 16.2.2011

Triticum aestivum L.

Wheat

TP 3/4 rev. 2 of 16.2.2011

Triticum durum Desf.

Durum wheat

TP 120/3 of 19.3.2014

Zea mays L.

Maize

TP 2/3 of 11.3.2010

Solanum tuberosum L.

Potato

TP 23/2 of 1.12.2005

The text of these protocols can be found on the CPVO website (www.cpvo.europa.eu).




ANNEX II

List of species referred to in Article 1(2)(b) which are to comply with UPOV test guidelines



Scientific name

Common name

UPOV guideline

Beta vulgaris L.

Fodder beet

TG/150/3 of 4.11.1994

Agrostis canina L.

Velvet bent

TG/30/6 of 12.10.1990

Agrostis gigantea Roth.

Red top

TG/30/6 of 12.10.1990

Agrostis stolonifera L.

Creeping bent

TG/30/6 of 12.10.1990

Agrostis capillaris L.

Brown top

TG/30/6 of 12.10.1990

Bromus catharticus Vahl

Rescue grass

TG/180/3 of 4.4.2001

Bromus sitchensis Trin.

Alaska brome grass

TG/180/3 of 4.4.2001

Dactylis glomerata L.

Cocksfoot

TG/31/8 of 17.4.2002

Festuca arundinacea Schreb.

Tall fescue

TG/39/8 of 17.4.2002

Festuca pratensis Huds.

Meadow fescue

TG/39/8 of 17.4.2002

xFestulolium Asch. et Graebn.

Hybrids resulting from the crossing of a species of the genus Festuca with a species of the genus Lolium

TG/243/1 of 9.4.2008

Phleum nodosum L.

Small timothy

TG/34/6 of 7.11.1984

Phleum pratense L.

Timothy

TG/34/6 of 7.11.1984

Poa pratensis L.

Smooth-stalked meadow grass

TG/33/7 of 9.4.2014

Lotus corniculatus L.

Birdsfoot trefoil

TG 193/1 of 9.4.2008

Lupinus albus L.

White lupin

TG/66/4 of 31.3.2004

Lupinus angustifolius L.

Narrow-leaved lupin

TG/66/4 of 31.3.2004

Lupinus luteus L.

Yellow lupin

TG/66/4 of 31.3.2004

Medicago sativa L.

Lucerne

TG/6/5 of 6.4.2005

Medicago x varia T. Martyn

Sand lucerne

TG/6/5 of 6.4.2005

Trifolium pratense L.

Red clover

TG/5/7 of 4.4.2001

Trifolium repens L.

White clover

TG/38/7 of 9.4.2003

Vicia faba L.

Field bean

TG/8/6 of 17.4.2002

Vicia sativa L.

Common vetch

TG/32/7 of 20.3.2013

Brassica napus L. var. napobrassica (L.) Rchb.

Swede

TG/89/6rev. of 4.4.2001 + 1.4.2009

Raphanus sativus L. var. oleiformis Pers.

Fodder radish

TG/178/3 of 4.4.2001

Arachis hypogaea L.

Groundnut/Peanut

TG/93/4 of 9.4.2014

Brassica rapa L. var. silvestris (Lam.) Briggs

Turnip rape

TG/185/3 of 17.4.2002

Carthamus tinctorius L.

Safflower

TG/134/3 of 12.10.1990

Gossypium spp.

Cotton

TG/88/6 of 4.4.2001

Papaver somniferum L.

Poppy

TG/166/4 of 9.4.2014

Sinapis alba L.

White mustard

TG/179/3 of 4.4.2001

Glycine max (L.) Merr.

Soya bean

TG/80/6 of 1.4.1998

Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench

Sorghum

TG/122/3 of 6.10.1989

The text of these guidelines can be found on the UPOV website (www.upov.int).

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ANNEX III

CHARACTERISTICS AS REGARDS THE EXAMINATION OF THE VALUE FOR CULTIVATION OR USE

1. Yield.

2. Resistance to harmful organisms.

3. Behaviour with respect to factors in the physical environment.

4. Quality characteristics.

The methods used shall be specified when the results are submitted.



( 1 ) OJ L 193, 20.7.2002, p. 1.

( 2 ) OJ L 108, 8.5.1972, p. 8.

( 3 ) OJ L 37, 7.2.2002, p. 7.

( 4 ) OJ L 227, 1.9.1994, p. 1.

( 5 ) OJ L 245, 29.9.2003, p. 28.

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