EU rules on establishing the common catalogue of agricultural plants and species

 

SUMMARY OF:

Directive 2002/53/EC on the common catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE DIRECTIVE?

It sets out the rules for including agricultural plants and species in the EU common catalogues.

KEY POINTS

Common catalogue

Scope

The directive applies to the seed of the following plants which can be marketed under the rules of specific EU directives:

It does not apply to seed or propagating material shown to be intended for export to non-EU countries.

Obligations on EU countries

The directive places a number of obligations on EU countries including:

Validity

FROM WHEN DOES THE DIRECTIVE APPLY?

It has applied since 9 August 2002.

BACKGROUND

MAIN DOCUMENT

Council Directive 2002/53/EC of 13 June 2002 on the common catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species (OJ L 193, 20.7.2002, pp. 1-11)

Successive amendments to Directive 2002/53/EC have been incorporated into the original text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2015 on novel foods, amending Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Regulation (EC) No 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1852/2001 (OJ L 327, 11.12.2015, pp. 1-22)

See consolidated version.

last update 19.08.2020