About this initiative
Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of equivalence of Brazilian provisions with regard to certification of fodder plant and cereal seed pursuant to Article 16(1) of Directives 66/401/EEC and 66/402/EEC and Moldovan provisions with regard to certification of cereal, oil and fibre and vegetable seed pursuant to Article 16(1) of Directive 66/402/EEC, Article 37(1) of Directive 2002/55/EC and Article 20(1) of Directive 2002/57/EC, amending Council Decision 2003/17/EC of 16 December 2002 on the equivalence of field inspections carried out in third countries on seed-producing crops and on the equivalence of seed produced in third countries.
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European Seed Association (Belgium)
The European Seed Association (ESA), is the voice of the European seed industry, representing the interests of those active in research, breeding, production and marketing of seeds of agricultural, horticultural and ornamental plant species. Today, ESA has more than 35 national member associations, from EU Members States and beyond, representing several thousand seed businesses, as well as more than 70 direct company members, including from...
Pia Colère LENAU (Denmark)
Jeg synes Dette er et godt initiativ. EU borgere vil hermed kunne støtte de implicerede landes landmænd og landbrugs kollektiver for uden at udvikle vores eget ditto. Dette er vigtigt også på verdens plan for at få den bedste mulig kvalitet i de nævnte vare kategorier. Der skal dog være en god kontrol med netop varekvaliteten og arbejdet forud for importen og støtten. Arbejdet skal være bæredygtigt i alle stadier af produktionen....
Gnis supports the EU equivalence seed certification schemes with third-countries, particularly with Brazil as the exchanges could be consequent. Gnis would like to underline though that French exports have already encountered difficulties or were blocked due to the phytosanitary regulation. Thus, Gnis wishes that this equivalence enables a reciprocity to encoyrage exports towards this country.
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