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Beet seed

Basic Directive 2002/54/EC - marketing of beet seed

Implementing measures

  • 2010/680/EU
    Releasing some EU countries from applying to certain species a number of Directives on marketing of fodder plant seed, cereal seed, material for the vegetative propagation of the vine, forest reproductive material, beet seed, vegetable seed and seed of oil and fibre plants
  • Directive 2008/62/EC
    Derogations for accepting agricultural landraces and varieties naturally adapted to local conditions and threatened by genetic erosion, and for marketing of their seed and seed potatoes
  • Regulation EC 217/2006
    Authorising EU countries to temporarily market seed that doesn't satisfy the minimum germination requirements
  • 2005/834/EC
    Equivalence of checks on practices for the maintenance of varieties in some non-EU countries
  • Decision 2004/842/EC
    EU countries authorising the marketing of seed from varieties with a submitted application to the national catalogue
  • Directive 2003/90/EC
    Minimum characteristics & conditions for examining certain varieties of agricultural plant species
  • 2003/17/EC
    Equivalence of field inspections in non-EU countries on seed-producing crops and of seed
  • Directive 2002/53/EC
    Common catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species
  • Decision 81/675/EEC
    Establishing that particular sealing systems are 'non- reusable systems'

Oil & fibre plant seed

Basic Directive 2002/57/EC - marketing of seed of oil and fibre plants

Implementing measures

  • 2013/404/EU:
    Commission Implementing Decision of 25 July 2013 authorising Germany to prohibit on its territory the marketing of certain varieties of hemp listed in the Common Catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species, pursuant to Council Directive 2002/53/EC (notified under document C(2013) 4702)
  • Commission Implementing Decision 2012/340/EU:
    on the organisation of a temporary experiment as regards field inspection under official supervision
  • 2010/680/EU
    Releasing some EU countries from applying to certain species Directives on marketing of fodder plant seed, cereal seed, material for the propagation of the vine, forest reproductive material, beet and vegetable seed and seed of oil and fibre plants
  • 2008/124/EC
    Limiting the marketing of seed of certain fodder, oil and fibre plants to seed officially certified as basic or certified
  • 2008/62/EC
    Derogations for accepting agricultural landraces and varieties naturally adapted to the local conditions and threatened by genetic erosion, and for marketing of their seed and seed potatoes
  • Regulation EC 217/2006
    Rules for authorising EU countries to temporarily allow marketing of seed not satisfying the minimum germination requirements
  • Decision 2005/834/EC
    Equivalence of checks on the maintenance of varieties in some non-EU countries
  • Decision 2005/325/EC
    Stricter measures in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Malta on Avena fatua in cereal seed
  • Decision 2004/842/EC
    Rules for EU countries authorising marketing of seed from varieties with a submitted application to the national catalogue
  • Directive 2003/90/EC
    Rules on minimum characteristics an examination should cover and minimum conditions for examining certain varieties of agricultural plant species
  • 2003/17/EC
    Equivalence of field inspections in non-EU countries on seed-producing crops and of seed produced there
  • Directive 2002/53/EC
    Common catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species
  • 81/675/EEC
    Establishing that particular sealing systems are 'non- reusable systems'

Cereal seed

Basic Directive 66/402/EC - marketing of cereal seed

Implementing measures


Fodder plant seed

Basic Directive 66/401/EC - marketing of fodder plant seed

Implementing measures

  • Commission Implementing Decision 2012/340/EU: on the organisation of a temporary experiment as regards field inspection under official supervision
  • 2010/680/EU
    Releasing some EU countries from applying to certain species Directives on marketing of fodder plant seed, cereal seed, material for the propagation of the vine, forest reproductive material, beet and vegetable seed and seed of oil and fibre plants
  • Directive 2010/60/EC
    Derogations for marketing fodder plant seed mixtures for preserving the environment
  • Directive 2009/109/EC
    Temporary experiment for derogations in marketing seed mixtures as fodder plants
  • Directive 2008/124/EC
    Limiting the marketing of seed of certain fodders, oil and fibre plants to seed officially certified as basic or certified seed
  • Directive 2008/62/EC
    Derogations for accepting agricultural landraces and varieties naturally adapted to local conditions and threatened by genetic erosion, and for marketing of their seed and seed potatoes
  • 2007/66/EC
    Temporary experiment to increase the weight of certain fodder plant seeds
  • Regulation EC 217/2006
    Application of Directives authorising EU countries to temporarily allow marketing of seed not satisfying the minimum germination requirements
  • Decision 2005/834/EC
    Equivalence of checks on practices for the maintenance of varieties in some non- EU countries (amending Decision 2003/17/EC)
  • Decision 2004/842/EC
    Rules for EU countries authorising the marketing of seed of varieties with a submitted application to the national catalogue of agricultural plant or vegetable species
  • 2004/371/EC
    Marketing of seed mixtures for use as fodder plants
  • 2004/266/EC
    Authorising the indelible printing of prescribed information on packages of seed of fodder plants
  • Directive 2003/90/EC
    Minimum characteristics to be covered by the examination and minimum conditions for examining certain varieties of agricultural plant species (amended by Directive 2009/97/EC)
  • 2003/17/EC
    Equivalence of field inspections in non-EU countries on seed- producing crops and seed
  • Directive 2002/53/EC
    Common catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species
  • 85/370/EEC
    Authorising the Netherlands to assess if varietal purity standards for seed of apomictic uniclonal varieties of Poa pratensis are satisfied also using results of seed and seedling testing
  • 81/675/EEC
    Establishing that particular sealing systems are 'non- reusable systems'
  • 80/512/EEC
    Authorising certain EU countries not to apply Directive 66/401/EEC on marketing fodder plant seed for the weight of the sample for determination of seed of Cuscuta
  • Directive 74/268/EEC
    Special conditions on Avena fatua in fodder plant and cereal seed

Seed potatoes

Basic Directive 2002/56/EC - marketing of seed potatoes

Implementing measures

  • Directive 2014/20/EC
    Determining Union grades of basic and certified seed potatoes, and the conditions and designations applicable to such grades Text with EEA relevance
  • Directive 2014/21/EC
    Determining minimum conditions and Union grades for pre-basic seed potatoes Text with EEA relevance
  • Decision 2009/378/EC
    Temporary marketing of certain seed potatoes not satisfying the requirements of Directive 2002/56/EC
  • Directive 2008/62/EC
    Derogations for acceptance of agricultural landraces and varieties naturally adapted to the local and regional conditions and threatened by genetic erosion, and for marketing of their seed and seed potatoes
  • Decision 2004/842/EC
    Rules for EU countries authorising the marketing of seed of varieties with a submitted application to the national catalogue of agricultural plant or vegetable species
  • Decision 2004/297/EC
    Authorising some EU countries to postpone applying certain Directives on the marketing of seeds of some varieties
  • Decision 2004/3/EC
    Authorising stricter measures against certain diseases in Directive 2002/56/EC when marketing seed potatoes in the EU
  • Directive 2003/90/EC
    Minimum characteristics to be covered by the examination and minimum conditions for examining certain varieties of agricultural plant species
  • Directive 2002/53/EC
    Common catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species
  • Directive 93/17/EEC
    Determining EU grades of basic seed potatoes, their conditions and designations

Fruit plant propagating material

Basic Directive 2008/90/EC - Recast of Directive 92/34/EEC (below)

Directive 92/34/EEC - marketing of fruit plant propagating material and fruit plants for fruit production

Implementing measures

  • Directive 93/48/EEC
    Conditions fruit plant propagating material and fruit plants for fruit production must meet
  • Directive 93/64/EEC
    Supervision and monitoring of suppliers and establishments on the marketing of fruit plant propagating material and fruit plants for fruit production
  • Directive 93/79/EEC
    Rules for suppliers' lists of varieties of fruit plant propagating material and fruit plants

Vegetable seed and propagating material

Basic Directive 2008/72/EEC - marketing of vegetable propagating & planting material other than seed

Implementing measures

  • Decision 2010/680/EU
    Releasing some EU countries from applying Directives on the marketing of particular seed to certain species
  • Directive 93/62/EEC
    Supervision and monitoring suppliers and establishments marketing vegetable propagating and planting material other than seed
  • Directive 93/61/EEC
    Conditions vegetable propagating and planting material other than seed must meet

Vegetable seed

Directive 2002/55/EC- marketing of vegetable seed

Implementing measures


Vine propagating material

Basic Directive 68/193/EEC - marketing of material for the vegetative propagation of the vine

Implementing measures

  • 2010/680/EU
    Releasing some EU countries from applying to some species Directives on the marketing of various types of seed, material for the propagation of the vine, and forest reproductive material
  • Directive 2004/29/EC
    Characteristics and minimum conditions for inspecting vine varieties
  • 75/538/EEC
    Authorising Italy to reduce the minimum lengths of certain vine propagation for Sicily

Ornamental plant propagating material

Basic Directive 1998/56/EC - marketing of propagating material of ornamental plants

Implementing measures


Forest reproductive material

Basic Directive 1999/105/EC - marketing of forest reproductive material

Implementing measures

  • Commission recommendation 2012/90/EU on guidelines for the presentation of the information for the identification of lots of forest reproductive material and the information to be provided on the supplier’s label or document
  • 2010/680/EU
    Releasing some EU countries from applying to some species Directives on the marketing of various types of seed, material for the propagation of the vine and forest reproductive material
  • 2008/989/EC
    Authorising EU countries to decide on equivalence of guarantees for forest reproductive material imported from non-EU countries
  • 2008/971/EC
    Equivalence of forest reproductive material produced in non-EU countries
  • 2006/665/EC
    Temporarily allowing Spain to market seed of Pinus radiata and planting its stock imported from New Zealand, not satisfying identification and labelling requirements
  • 2005/942/EC
    Authorising EU countries to decide on assurances for forest reproductive material produced in non-EU countries
  • 2005/853/EC
    Authorising France to ban marketing of reproductive material of Pinus pinaster Ait. of Iberian Peninsula origin to seed or plant it in some regions of France
  • 2004/678/EC
    Authorising EU countries to temporarily permit marketing seed of Cedrus libani, Pinus brutia, and planting its stock
  • Regulation EC 69/2004
    Derogations from some provisions of Directive 1999/105/EC on marketing forest reproductive material from certain basic material
  • Regulation EC 2301/2002
    Defining small quantities of seed
  • Regulation EC 1602/2002
    Authorising EU countries to ban marketing of specified forest reproductive material to the end-user
  • Regulation EC 1597/2002
    National lists of basic material of forest reproductive material
  • Regulation EC 1598/2002
    Administrative cooperation