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Commission Directive 2006/124/EC of 5 December 2006 amending Council Directive 92/33/EEC on the marketing of vegetable propagating and planting material other than seed and Council Directive 2002/55/EC on the marketing of vegetable seed (Text with EEA relevance)

OJ L 339, 6.12.2006, p. 12–15 (ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, NL, PL, PT, SK, SL, FI, SV)
OJ L 314M , 1.12.2007, p. 393–396 (MT)
Special edition in Bulgarian: Chapter 03 Volume 078 P. 60 - 63
Special edition in Romanian: Chapter 03 Volume 078 P. 60 - 63
Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 03 Volume 004 P. 208 - 211

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dir/2006/124/oj

6.12.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 339/12


COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2006/124/EC

of 5 December 2006

amending Council Directive 92/33/EEC on the marketing of vegetable propagating and planting material other than seed and Council Directive 2002/55/EC on the marketing of vegetable seed

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 92/33/EEC of 28 April 1992 on the marketing of vegetable propagating and planting material other than seed (1), and in particular Article 1(3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 2002/55/EC of 13 June 2002 on the marketing of vegetable seed (2), and in particular Articles 2(2) and 45 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Directive 2002/55/EC does not include all the vegetable genera and species covered by Directive 92/33/EEC. It is appropriate to extend the scope of Directive 2002/55/EC so that it applies to the same genera and species as Directive 92/33/EEC.

(2)

Directives 2002/55/EC and 92/33/EEC do not include Zea mays L. (popcorn or sweetcorn), a plant which is largely grown in certain new Member States. It is appropriate to extend the scope of both Directives to Zea mays L. Although maize, including popcorn and sweetcorn, is classified as a cereal under the legislation concerning the common agricultural policy, seed for sowing of sweet corn and popcorn must be submitted to the specific legislation concerning the marketing of seed of vegetables.

(3)

In the light of the development of scientific knowledge, a number of the botanical names used in Directives 92/33/EEC and 2002/55/EC have been shown to be incorrect or of doubtful authenticity. Those names should be aligned with those normally accepted internationally.

(4)

Directives 92/33/EEC and 2002/55/EC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(5)

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

The genera and species listed in Annex II to Directive 92/33/EEC are replaced by those listed in the Annex to this Directive.

Article 2

Directive 2002/55/EC is amended as follows:

1.

The genera and species listed in Article 2(1)(b) are replaced by those listed in the Annex to this Directive.

2.

Point 3(a) of Annex II is amended as follows:

(a)

The following entries are inserted in alphabetical order:

Allium fistulosum

97

0,5

65’

Allium sativum

97

0,5

65’

Allium schoenoprasum

97

0,5

65’

Rheum rhabarbarum

97

0,5

70’

Zea mays

98

0,1

85’;

(b)

Brassica oleracea (other subspecies)’ is replaced by ‘Brassica oleracea (other than cauliflower)’;

(c)

Brassica pekinensis’ is replaced by ‘Brassica rapa (Chinese cabbage)’;

(d)

Brassica rapa’ is replaced by ‘Brassica rapa (turnip)’;

(e)

Lycopersicon lycopersicum’ is replaced by ‘Lycopersicon esculentum’.

3.

Point 2 of Annex III is amended as follows:

(a)

The following entries are inserted in alphabetical order:

Allium fistulosum

15’

Allium sativum

20’

Allium schoenoprasum

15’

Rheum rhabarbarum

135’

Zea mays

1 000’;

(b)

Brassica pekinensis’ is deleted;

(c)

Lycopersicon lycopersicum’ is replaced by ‘Lycopersicon esculentum’.

Article 3

1.   Member States shall adopt and publish, by 30 June 2007 at the latest, the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive. They shall forthwith communicate to the Commission the text of those provisions and a correlation table between those provisions and this Directive.

They shall apply the provisions from 1 July 2007. However, they may postpone until 31 December 2009 the application of the provisions in respect of the official acceptance of varieties belonging to Allium cepa L. (aggregatum group), Allium fistulosum L., Allium sativum L., Allium schoenoprasum L., Rheum rhabarbarum L. and Zea mays L.

When Member States adopt those provisions, they shall contain a reference to this Directive or 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 national law which they adopt in the field covered by this Directive.

Article 4

This Directive shall enter into force on the 20th day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Article 5

This Directive is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 5 December 2006.

For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 157, 10.6.1992, p. 1. Directive as last amended by Commission Decision 2005/55/EC (OJ L 22, 26.1.2005, p. 17).

(2)  OJ L 193, 20.7.2002, p. 33. Directive as last amended by Directive 2004/117/EC (OJ L 14, 18.1.2005, p. 18).


ANNEX

Allium cepa L.

Cepa Group

Onion

Echalion

Aggregatum Group

Shallot

Allium fistulosum L.

Japanese bunching onion or Welsh onion

Allium porrum L.

Leek

Allium sativum L.

Garlic

Allium schoenoprasum L.

Chives

Anthriscus cerefolium (L.) Hoffm.

Chervil

Apium graveolens L.

Celery

Celeriac

Asparagus officinalis L.

Asparagus

Beta vulgaris L.

Beetroot including Cheltenham beet

Spinach beet or Chard

Brassica oleracea L.

Curly kale

Cauliflower

Sprouting broccoli or Calabrese

Brussels sprouts

Savoy cabbage

White cabbage

Red cabbage

Kohlrabi

Brassica rapa L.

Chinese cabbage

Turnip

Capsicum annuum L.

Chilli or Pepper

Cichorium endivia L.

Curled-leaved endive

Plain-leaved endive

Cichorium intybus L.

Witloof chicory

Large-leaved chicory or Italian chicory

Industrial chicory

Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. et Nakai

Watermelon

Cucumis melo L.

Melon

Cucumis sativus L.

Cucumber

Gherkin

Cucurbita maxima Duchesne

Gourd

Cucurbita pepo L.

Marrow or Courgette

Cynara cardunculus L.

Globe artichoke

Cardoon

Daucus carota L.

Carrot

Fodder carrot

Foeniculum vulgare Mill.

Fennel

Lactuca sativa L.

Lettuce

Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.

Tomato

Petroselinum crispum (Mill.) Nyman ex A. W. Hill

Parsley

Phaseolus coccineus L.

Runner bean

Phaseolus vulgaris L.

Dwarf French bean

Climbing French bean

Pisum sativum L. (partim)

Wrinkled pea

Round pea

Sugar pea

Raphanus sativus L.

Radish

Black radish

Rheum rhabarbarum L.

Rhubarb

Scorzonera hispanica L.

Scorzonera or Black salsify

Solanum melongena L.

Aubergine or Egg plant

Spinacia oleracea L.

Spinach

Valerianella locusta (L.) Laterr.

Corn salad or Lamb’s lettuce

Vicia faba L. (partim)

Broad bean

Zea mays L. (partim)

Sweet corn

Popcorn’


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