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Document 32019L0990

Commission Implementing Directive (EU) 2019/990 of 17 June 2019 amending the list of genera and species in Article 2(1)(b) of Council Directive 2002/55/EC, in Annex II to Council Directive 2008/72/EC and in the Annex to Commission Directive 93/61/EEC (Text with EEA relevance.)

C/2019/4308

OJ L 160, 18.6.2019, p. 14–22 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dir_impl/2019/990/oj

18.6.2019   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 160/14


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DIRECTIVE (EU) 2019/990

of 17 June 2019

amending the list of genera and species in Article 2(1)(b) of Council Directive 2002/55/EC, in Annex II to Council Directive 2008/72/EC and in the Annex to Commission Directive 93/61/EEC

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Directive 2002/55/EC of 13 June 2002 on the marketing of vegetable seed (1), and in particular Article 2(2) thereof,

Having regard to Council Directive 2008/72/EC of 15 July 2008 on the marketing of vegetable propagating and planting material other than seed (2), and in particular Articles 1(3) and 22 thereof,

Having regard to Commission Directive 93/61/EEC of 2 July 1993 setting out the schedules indicating the conditions to be met by vegetable propagating and planting material, other than seed pursuant to Council Directive 92/33/EEC (3), and in particular Article 1 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Directives 2002/55/EC and 2008/72/EC provide for the species they cover by way of a two-column table, one column listing the scientific name of the species and the other one listing one or several common names for each species.

(2)

Certain varieties of vegetable species belong to species listed under their scientific names, but not to the types of varieties described by the common names. Therefore, it should be specified whether a variety is covered by the scope of Directives 2002/55/EC and 2008/72/EC.

(3)

This specification should take into account the fact that, while some varieties of certain diverse vegetable species are marketed widely in the Union, others have nationally or regionally limited markets. It would thus not be appropriate to cover all varieties of those vegetable species. It should therefore be specified that for certain species all varieties are to be covered, while for certain other species only certain varieties should be covered.

(4)

The International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (ICNCP) introduced the formal category of ‘Group’ to classify varieties of cultivated species. The category of ‘Group’ is a suitable instrument to define the varieties belonging to a certain species, which fall within the scope of Directives 2002/55/EC and 2008/72/EC.

(5)

For the purpose of specifying whether all varieties of a vegetable species or only certain Groups are covered, the tables of species provided for in Directives 2002/55/EC and 2008/72/EC should be amended. The respective botanical names of vegetable species and the Group names belonging to them should be presented in a hierarchical order as to eliminate any possible ambiguity with respect to the scope of the varieties of the species concerned.

(6)

The use of interspecific hybridisation and of intra-specific hybridisation of varieties can result in varieties of vegetable species that are not included into any established species or Group. In order to include such types of varieties in the scope of Directive 2002/55/EC, the list of species should include hybrids between species and Groups indicated in the list in point (b) of Article 2.1 of that Directive.

(7)

The Groups indicated in the list in point (b) of Article 2.1 of Directive 2002/55/EC should also be reflected, where appropriate, in the lists in Annex II, point 3(a), and Annex III, point 2 of that Directive.

(8)

Directives 2002/55/EC, 2008/72/EC and 93/61/EEC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(9)

Moreover, Commission Directive 93/61/EEC implements Article 4 of Council Directive 92/33/EC (4), which has been repealed and replaced by Article 4 of Directive 2008/72/EC. The Annex to Directive 93/61/EEC establishes a schedule indicating the conditions to be met by vegetable propagating material listing those species and the harmful organisms liable to affect their quality.

(10)

The botanical names of certain species in Directive 93/61/EEC should be updated in accordance with the development of scientific knowledge, as part of updating the respective schedule.

(11)

The measures provided for in this Directive are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE:

Article 1

Amendments to Directive 2002/55/EC

Directive 2002/55/EC is amended in accordance with part A of the Annex to this Directive.

Article 2

Amendments to Directive 2008/72/EC

Annex II to Directive 2008/72/EC is replaced by the text set out in part B of the Annex to this Directive.

Article 3

Amendments to Directive 93/61/EEC

The Annex of Directive 93/61/EEC is amended in accordance with part C of the Annex to this Directive.

Article 4

Transposition

Member States shall adopt and publish, by 30 June 2020, the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive. They shall immediately inform the Commission thereof.

They shall apply those provisions from 1 July 2020.

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.

Article 5

Entry into force

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

Article 6

Addressees

This Directive is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 17 June 2019.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 193, 20.7.2002, p. 33.

(2)  OJ L 205, 1.8.2008, p. 28.

(3)  OJ L 250, 7.10.1993, p. 19.

(4)  Council Directive 92/33/EEC of 28 April 1992 on the marketing of vegetable propagating and planting material, other than seed (OJ L 157, 10.6.1992, p. 1).


ANNEX

PART A

Directive 2002/55/EC is amended as follows:

(1)

point (b) of Article 2(1) is replaced by the following:

 

Allium cepa L.

Cepa Group (Onion, Echalion)

Aggregatum Group (Shallot)

 

Allium fistulosum L. (Japanese bunching onion or Welsh onion)

all varieties

 

Allium porrum L. (Leek)

all varieties

 

Allium sativum L. (Garlic)

all varieties

 

Allium schoenoprasum L. (Chives)

all varieties

 

Anthriscus cerefolium (L.) Hoffm. (Chervil)

all varieties

 

Apium graveolens L.

Celery Group

Celeriac Group

 

Asparagus officinalis L. (Asparagus)

all varieties

 

Beta vulgaris L.

Garden Beet Group (Beetroot including Cheltenham beet)

Leaf Beet Group (Spinach beet or Chard)

 

Brassica oleracea L.

Kale Group

Cauliflower Group

Capitata Group (Red cabbage and White cabbage)

Brussel Sprouts Group

Kohlrabi Group

Savoy Cabbage Group

Broccoli Group (calabrese type and sprouting type)

Palm Kale Group

Tronchuda Group (Portuguese cabbage)

 

Brassica rapa L.

Chinese Cabbage Group

Vegetable Turnip Group

 

Capsicum annuum L. (Chili or Pepper)

all varieties

 

Cichorium endivia L. (Endive)

all varieties

 

Cichorium intybus L.

Witloof Chicory Group

Leaf Chicory Group (Large-leaved chicory or Italian chicory)

Industrial (Root) Chicory Group

 

Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. et Nakai (Watermelon)

all varieties

 

Cucumis melo L. (Melon)

all varieties

 

Cucumis sativus L.

Cucumber Group

Gherkin Group

 

Cucurbita maxima Duchesne (Gourd)

all varieties

 

Cucurbita pepo L. (Marrow, including mature pumpkin and scallop squash, or Courgette, including immature scallop squash)

all varieties

 

Cynara cardunculus L.

Globe Artichoke Group

Cardoon Group

 

Daucus carota L. (Carrot and Fodder Carrot)

all varieties

 

Foeniculum vulgare Mill. (Fennel)

Azoricum Group

 

Lactuca sativa L. (Lettuce)

all varieties

 

Solanum lycopersicum L. (Tomato)

all varieties

 

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

Leaf Parsley Group

Root Parsley Group

 

Phaseolus coccineus L. (Runner bean)

all varieties

 

Phaseolus vulgaris L.

Dwarf French Bean Group

Climbing French Bean Group

 

Pisum sativum L.

Round Pea Group

Wrinkled Pea Group

Sugar Pea Group

 

Raphanus sativus L.

Radish Group

Black Radish Group

 

Rheum rhabarbarum L. (Rhubarb)

all varieties

 

Scorzonera hispanica L. (Scorzonera or Black salsify)

all varieties

 

Solanum melongena L. (Aubergine or Eggplant)

all varieties

 

Spinacia oleracea L. (Spinach)

all varieties

 

Valerianella locusta (L.) Laterr. (Corn salad or Lamb's lettuce)

all varieties

 

Vicia faba L. (Broad bean)

all varieties

 

Zea mays L.

Sweet Corn Group

Popcorn Group

All hybrids of the species and Groups listed above.’

(2)

in the first column of the table in point 3(a) of Annex II, the entries between ‘Asparagus officinalis’ and ‘Cichorium endivia’ are replaced by the following:

 

Beta vulgaris (Garden Beet Group)

 

Beta vulgaris (other than Garden Beet Group)

 

Brassica oleracea (Cauliflower Group)

 

Brassica oleracea (other than Cauliflower Group)

 

Brassica rapa (Chinese Cabbage Group)

 

Brassica rapa (Vegetable Turnip Group)

 

Capsicum annuum

 

Cichorium intybus (Witloof Chicory Group, Leaf Chicory Group)

 

Cichorium intybus (Industrial (Root) Chicory Group).’

(3)

in the first column of the table in point 2 of Annex III, the entries between ‘Capsicum annuum’ and ‘Cichorium endivia’ are replaced by the following:

 

Cichorium intybus (Witloof Chicory Group, Leaf Chicory Group)

 

Cichorium intybus (Industrial (Root) Chicory Group).’

PART B

‘ANNEX II

List of the genera and species referred to in Article 1(2)

Allium cepa L.

Cepa Group (Onion, Echalion)

Aggregatum Group (Shallot)

Allium fistulosum L. (Japanese bunching onion or Welsh onion)

all varieties

Allium porrum L. (Leek)

all varieties

Allium sativum L. (Garlic)

all varieties

Allium schoenoprasum L. (Chives)

all varieties

Anthriscus cerefolium (L.) Hoffm. (Chervil)

all varieties

Apium graveolens L.

Celery Group

Celeriac Group

Asparagus officinalis L. (Asparagus)

all varieties

Beta vulgaris L.

Garden Beet Group (Beetroot including Cheltenham beet)

Leaf Beet Group (Spinach beet or Chard)

Brassica oleracea L.

Kale Group

Cauliflower Group

Capitata Group (Red cabbage and White cabbage)

Brussel Sprouts Group

Kohlrabi Group

Savoy Cabbage Group

Broccoli Group (calabrese type and sprouting type)

Palm Kale Group

Tronchuda Group (Portuguese cabbage)

Brassica rapa L.

Chinese Cabbage Group

Vegetable Turnip Group

Capsicum annuum L. (Chili or Pepper)

all varieties

Cichorium endivia L. (Endive)

all varieties

Cichorium intybus L.

Witloof Chicory Group

Leaf Chicory Group (Large-leaved chicory or Italian chicory)

Industrial (Root) Chicory Group

Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. et Nakai (Watermelon)

all varieties

Cucumis melo L. (Melon)

all varieties

Cucumis sativus L.

Cucumber Group

Gherkin Group

Cucurbita maxima Duchesne (Gourd)

all varieties

Cucurbita pepo L. (Marrow, including mature pumpkin and scallop squash, or Courgette, including immature scallop squash)

all varieties

Cynara cardunculus L.

Globe Artichoke Group

Cardoon Group

Daucus carota L. (Carrot and Fodder Carrot)

all varieties

Foeniculum vulgare Mill. (Fennel)

Azoricum Group

Lactuca sativa L. (Lettuce)

all varieties

Solanum lycopersicum L. (Tomato)

all varieties

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

Leaf Parsley Group

Root Parsley Group

Phaseolus coccineus L. (Runner bean)

all varieties

Phaseolus vulgaris L.

Dwarf French Bean Group

Climbing French Bean Group

Pisum sativum L.

Round Pea Group

Wrinkled Pea Group

Sugar Pea Group

Raphanus sativus L.

Radish Group

Black Radish Group

Rheum rhabarbarum L. (Rhubarb)

all varieties

Scorzonera hispanica L. (Scorzonera or Black salsify)

all varieties

Solanum melongena L. (Aubergine or Eggplant)

all varieties

Spinacia oleracea L. (Spinach)

all varieties

Valerianella locusta (L.) Laterr. (Corn salad or Lamb's lettuce)

all varieties

Vicia faba L. (Broad bean)

all varieties

Zea mays L.

Sweet Corn Group

Popcorn Group.

PART C

In the Annex to Directive 93/61/EEC, the column ‘Genus or species’ is amended as follows:

(a)

the words ‘Allium ascalonicum’ are replaced by the words ‘Allium cepa — Aggregatum Group’;

(b)

the words ‘Allium cepa’ are replaced by the words ‘Allium cepa – Cepa Group’;

(c)

the words ‘Brassica pekinensis’ are replaced by the words ‘Brassica rapa – Chinese Cabbage Group’;

(d)

the words ‘Lycopersicon lycopersicum’ are replaced by the words ‘Solanum lycopersicum’.


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