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Document 31997D0605

97/605/EC: Commission Decision of 11 August 1997 authorizing Member States to permit temporarily the marketing of forest reproductive material not satisfying the requirements of Council Directive 66/404/EEC

OJ L 243, 5.9.1997, p. 58–62 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 31/12/2000

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/1997/605/oj

31997D0605

97/605/EC: Commission Decision of 11 August 1997 authorizing Member States to permit temporarily the marketing of forest reproductive material not satisfying the requirements of Council Directive 66/404/EEC

Official Journal L 243 , 05/09/1997 P. 0058 - 0062


COMMISSION DECISION of 11 August 1997 authorizing Member States to permit temporarily the marketing of forest reproductive material not satisfying the requirements of Council Directive 66/404/EEC (97/605/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 66/404/EEC of 14 June 1966 on the marketing of forest reproductive material (1), as last amended by the Act of Accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden, and in particular Article 15 thereof,

Having regard to the requests submitted by certain Member States,

Whereas production of reproductive material of the species set out in the Annex is at present insufficient in the Member States with the result that their requirements for reproductive material conforming to the provisions of Directive 66/404/EEC cannot be met;

Whereas third countries are not in a position to supply sufficient reproductive material of the relevant species which can afford the same guarantees as Community reproductive material and which conforms to the provisions of the abovementioned Directive;

Whereas the Member States should therefore be authorized to permit, for a limited period, the marketing of reproductive material of the relevant species which satisfies less stringent requirements to cover the shortage of reproductive material satisfying the requirements of Directive 66/404/EEC;

Whereas, for genetic reasons, the reproductive material must be collected at places of origin within the natural range of the relevant species and the strictest possible guarantees should be given to ensure the identity of the material;

Whereas, furthermore, reproductive material should be marketed only if it is accompanied by a document bearing certain details of the reproductive material in question;

Whereas each of the Member States should furthermore be authorized to permit the marketing in its territory of seed which satisfy less stringent requirements in respect of provenance, as laid down in Directive 66/404/EEC, if the marketing of such material has been authorized in the other Member States pursuant to this Decision;

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

1. Member States are authorized to permit the marketing in their territory of seed satisfying less stringent requirements in respect of provenance, as laid down in Directive 66/404/EEC, on the terms set out in the Annex hereto and on condition that the proof specified in Article 2 is furnished with regard to the place of provenance of the seed and the altitude at which it was collected.

2. Member States are authorized to permit the marketing in their territory of plants produced in the Community from the abovementioned seed.

Article 2

1. The proof referred to in Article 1 (1) shall be deemed to be furnished where the reproductive material is of the category 'source-identified reproductive material` as defined in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) scheme for the control of forest reproductive material moving in international trade, or of another category defined in that scheme.

2. Where the OECD scheme referred to in paragraph 1 is not used at the place of provenance of the reproductive material, other official evidence shall be admissible.

3. Where official evidence cannot be provided, Member States may accept other non-official evidence.

Article 3

The Member States other than the applicant Member States are also authorized to permit, on the terms set out in the Annex and for the purposes intended by the applicant Member States, the marketing in their territory of the seeds authorized to be marketed pursuant to this Decision.

Article 4

The authorization provided for in Article 1 (1) in so far as it concerns the first placing of forest reproductive material on the market of the Community, shall expire on 30 November 1998. Such authorization, in so far as it concerns subsequent placing on the market of the Community, shall expire on 31 December 2000.

Article 5

With regard to the first placing on the market of forest reproductive material, as referred to in Article 4, Member States shall, by 1 January 1999, notify the Commission of the quantities of such material satisfying less stringent requirements which have been approved for marketing in their territory pursuant to this Decision. The Commission shall inform the other Member States thereof.

Article 6

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 11 August 1997.

For the Commission

Hans VAN DEN BROEK

Member of the Commission

LEGEND

1. Member States

A = Republic of Austria

B = Kingdom of Belgium

D = Federal Republic of Germany

DK = Kingdom of Denmark

E = Kingdom of Spain

F = French Republic

GB = United Kingdom

GR = Greece

I = Italian Republic

IRL = Ireland

L = Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

NL = Kingdom of the Netherlands

P = Republic of Portugal

2. States or regions of provenance

CDN = Canada

CDN (QCI) = Canada (Queen Charlotte Island)

CDN (BC) = Canada (British Columbia)

CH = Switzerland

CROATIA = Croatia

CZ = Czech Republic

EC = European Community

FYROM = Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

J = Japan

PL = Poland

R = Romania

SL = Slovenia

USA = United States of America

3. Other abbreviations

max. alt. = maximum altitude

OEP = or equivalent provenance

ECSA = from EC selected areas

(1) OJ 125, 11. 7. 1966, p. 2326/66.

ANEXO - BILAG - ANLAGE - ÐÁÑÁÑÔÇÌÁ - ANNEX - ANNEXE - ALLEGATO - BIJLAGE - ANEXO - LIITE - BILAGA

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