Review of EU rules

Review of EU rules

The Commission is reviewing EU legislation on the marketing of seed and plant propagating material (SPPM) consisting of 12 basic acts.

Many date back to the 60s and 70s. Priorities have changed since as food safety, traceability, new technologies and environmental aspects have become more central. EU enlargement has also required more adequate legal instruments to regulate marketing of SPPM.

Stages of the review

The review included an impact assessment accompanying the Commission's legal proposal to the Council and the European Parliament.

The draft Regulation was adopted by the Commission on 6 May 2013.

Public consultation

The Commission consulted the public on an 'option and analysis paper' in May 2011.

Action plan

The Action Plan (2009) uses the evaluation and conference conclusions as a basis.

Conference "Ensuring seed availability in the 21st Century"

The 2009 event discussed the results of the evaluation and ways forward.



Final report - Annexes - Executive summary