Amendments To The Law On The Movement Of The Seed

Original Language Title: Grozījumi Sēklu aprites likumā

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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: the law on the movement of the seed to make the life of seed Act (Republic of Latvia Saeima and the Cabinet of Ministers rapporteur, 1999, no. 22; 2002, 11 no, no. 22; 2003; 2004, 13, 21, 1. No; 2006; 2007, nr. 3. no; 2008, no. 15) the following amendments: 1. in article 2: (1) be supplemented with "e", "f" and "g" in subparagraph by the following : "e) issue in agriculture and food originating in Latvia to be used in the genetic resources of plants in a variety store and chain rules for seeds (hereinafter referred to as the acceptance of a variety store and the chain rule). Keep variety is the local variety or variety, naturally adapted to the local conditions and threatened by genetic erosion, gradual population or the loss of genetic diversity of the variety or of the same species, the loss of genetic diversity between populations or species decline the genetic bases of human activities or environmental change, f) determines the order in which organise or carry out a variety concerning the appraisal of its distinctness, uniformity and stability test and take a decision on the breed recognition of test results , g) determines the countries which are not Member States of the European Union, but which has been granted equivalence of field inspections and seed production, and in the case of varieties of vegetable species — maintenance, as well as the requirements to the quality of seed and seed labelling, importation from these countries (hereinafter referred to as the rules on the equivalence of seed from third countries); ";
turn off paragraph 3;
make paragraph 4 b paragraph by the following: "(b)) provides the plant variety evaluation of economic characteristics, in accordance with the laws of the economic characteristics of the plant variety evaluation";
to make the "f" paragraph 4 subparagraph by the following: "(f)) of the European Union met directly applicable legislation of the varieties and seed movement";
to make the "i" in paragraph 4 subparagraph by the following: "(i)) round and maintained crop monitoring information system of national Sēklaudzētāj and seed merchants (hereinafter referred to as Sēklaudzētāj and seed dealers records),";
turn off the "l" in paragraph 4, the words "in or out";
to make the "n" paragraph 4 subparagraph by the following: "n) keeps the original seed samples of the plant catalogue of Latvia in Latvia selekcionētaj varieties and varieties of European Union common catalogues of varieties of plants in the catalogue of Latvia included the first time (except potatoes),"; 
Supplement point 4 with the "o" section as follows: o) organized or carried out a follow up of certified seed, '' and keep the seed varieties. "
2. Put article 5 by the following: "article 5. Solely and seed trade rules, store variety and seed movement provisions (1) Solely and seed trade rules governing: 1) the order in which sēklaudzētāj, a seed establishment, packer and traders recorded Sēklaudzētāj and seed dealers records, as well as the order in which you make changes in the registry, and the order in which that registration be cancelled;
2) category system of seeds of different species of plant seed;
3) solely on the fields, varietal purity, healthiness, the minimum distance between the volumes, including possible undesirable foreign pollination, and seed quality-other regulatory requirements, as well as field inspection procedures;
4) seed lots and seed size;
5) average seed removal;
6) requirements to the quality of seed-germination, purity, healthiness, and other seed quality-regulatory requirements;
7) packaging size and types of plant species for which it is intended solely for the legislation and the seed trade, as well as the content of the tag and type.
8) the requirements for the preparation of mixtures of seed of plant species for which it is intended to seed law for solely and seed;
9) procedures to register contracts for seed multiplication in a State which is not a Member State of the European Union, the seed of plant species for which it is intended solely for the legislation and the seed trade;
10) solely for the marketing of seed and izsniedzamo documents and their content;
11) requirements and order and post-control of seed lot or seed potato kontrollauciņo virus infection in laboratory for degrees.
(2) store variety and seed movement provisions governing: 1) the requirements for the recognition of the variety to be retained;
2) minimum requirements and procedures to keep varieties for distinctness, uniformity and stability test;
3) requirements and procedures for retaining Latvian varieties include varieties of plants in the catalogue;
4) requirements to keep the movement of seeds of the varieties and the quantitative limits of this movement;
5) requirements to keep the quality of seed varieties;
6) seed of varieties of store packaging and labelling;
7) requirements to keep the post-control of seed of the varieties kontrollauciņo, to verify its varietal identity and varietal purity. "
3. the title of chapter IV, Expressed as follows: "(IV) section seed certification, verification and varieties of seed volume registration".
4. Replace article 7 of the second subparagraph of paragraph 1, the words in subparagraph "c" of "export" with the words "for export to countries, not Member States of the European Union".
5. To supplement the law with article 7.1 as follows: "article 7.1. Seed testing (1) inspection of seed is seed quality evaluation and follow-up kontrollauciņo (except commercial seed) according to solely seed and rules.
(2) the seed testing shall be carried out: 1) '' if a variety is entered in the catalogue of plant varieties or the European Union in the common catalogue of varieties of vegetable species, the light solely of vegetable seed trade rules and the requirements;
2) for commercial seed, if seed can be identified as belonging to the species of seeds, and those species for which it is intended solely and seed trade rules;
3 seed variety store), if the variety is entered in the catalogue of plant varieties as a variety store, subject to the acceptance of the variety to be stored and the provisions contained in the seed chain. "
6. turn off article 8, first paragraph, the words "and the Minister of Agriculture approved methodology".
7. To make article 9 as follows: "article 9. Evaluation of the quality of the seed (1), the quality of the seed certification process, it also supplies quality, assess national plant protection services in accordance with the relevant species and seed solely trade rules.
(2) '' and to keep the quality of the seed of varieties assessed preparer or packer, or of a State plant protection service.
(3) the samples shall be taken and evaluated in accordance with the seeds of the international seed testing Association (ISTA) methods provided for in the regulations (published in the national plant protection service website on the internet). Species not covered by the international seed testing Association (ISTA) rules shall apply solely and seed trade rules include methods. "
8. Article 10: turn off the title, the word "kontrollauciņo";
replace the introductory paragraph of article, the words "the Minister of Agriculture approved methodology, developed based on the internationally recognized" with the words "legislation on the movement of seed and solely".
9. Article 11: make the first paragraph by the following: "(1) catalogue of the Latvian plant is the plant variety list that includes the seeds of varieties allowed to certify and verify or be retained as '' seeds of varieties and sell them under solely and seed trade rules or the acceptance of a variety store and chain rules.";
Replace paragraph 2 of the third paragraph, the words "the time" with "to";
replace the third subparagraph of paragraph 4, the words "Sustainer of the variety, of a species" with the words "Sustainer of the variety or of his authorised representative ';
Supplement third with paragraph 8 by the following: ' 8) "variety" to be saved, if it is included in the catalog as a breed to be saved. "
10. in article 11.1: replace the first subparagraph of paragraph 2, the words "of the International Union for the protection of new varieties of plants (UPOV)" with the words "the International Union for the protection of new varieties of plants (UPOV)";
make the second paragraph as follows: "(2) a variety is recognised as a variety store and include catalog, if it meets the following conditions: 1) breed in accordance with the acceptance of a variety store and chain rules is recognized as distinct, uniform and stable according to the minimum requirements for the store a variety concerning the appraisal of its distinctness, uniformity and stability;
2 the variety is important from) agriculture and food plant genetic resources used in the maintenance point of view according to the varieties and save the seeds movement;
3) have been complied with regulations on the acceptance of a variety store and the movement of seeds intended requirements. ";
to complement the fourth paragraph after the word "books" with the words "(except for the varieties to be retained)";
to make a fifth by the following:

"(5) the national plant protection service provides the original seed of the variety: 1 receiving) of varieties for distinctness, uniformity and stability tests of the institution-Latvian plant catalogue of Latvia in selekcionētaj varieties and varieties of European Union common catalogues of varieties of plants in the catalogue of Latvia included the first time;
2) from the variety — store varieties. ";
adding to eighth after the word "the" with the words "for export to countries, not Member States of the European Union".
11. Make the second paragraph of article 12, paragraph 2 as follows: "2) provide proposals for regulations on the movement of cases;"
12. Express 13.1 the first paragraph as follows: "(1) authorized to sell: 1) certified seed, if: (a)) variety is entered in the catalogue of Latvian varieties of plants or of the European Union in the common catalogues of varieties, seed is certified b) Latvia, other Member State of the European Union or a State which is mentioned in the rules on the equivalence of seed from third countries, c) corresponds solely seed lot and seed regulation, d) seeds are handled and labelled according to solely seed trade rules and requirements the quality of seed, e) the supporting documents correspond to solely seed trade rules and requirements;
2) seeds that are not fully certified if: (a)) the variety is entered in the catalogue of Latvian varieties of plants or of the European Union in the common catalogues of varieties, seed-b) in Latvia, other Member State of the European Union or a State which is mentioned in the rules on the equivalence of seed from third countries, (c)) the seed is handled and labelled according to solely seed trade rules and requirements, (d) the quality of the seed) the supporting documents correspond to solely seed trade rules and requirements;
3) if: (a) '') the variety is included in the catalogue of plant varieties or varieties of European Union in the common catalogues, b) seeds have been found in compliance with essential requirements '' in Latvia or another Member State of the European Union or in a country, which is mentioned in the rules on the equivalence of seed from third countries, c) corresponds solely seed lot and seed regulation, d) seeds are handled and labelled according to solely seed trade rules and requirements the quality of seed, e) the supporting documents correspond to solely seed trade rules and requirements;
4) commercial seed, if: (a) solely in accordance with the seeds) and the seed trade rules and order are recognized as appropriate to the category of commercial in Latvia or another Member State of the European Union, b) corresponds solely seed lot and seed regulation, c) seeds are handled and labelled according to solely seed trade rules and requirements, (d) the quality of the seed) the supporting documents correspond to solely seed trade rules and requirements;
5) store genetic resources seeds variety, if: (a)) variety is entered in the catalogue of plant varieties of Latvia as the preserved variety, b) quality of seed varieties and save the seeds movement requirements, c) corresponds to the seed lot be retained in recognition of the variety and seed movement requirements, d) seeds are handled and labelled according to the varieties and save the seeds movement provisions, e) the quality of seed supporting documents correspond to the acceptance of a variety store and chain rules , f) seeds are provided quantitative restrictions laid down in the regulations on the acceptance of a variety store and the movement of seed;
6 seed mixtures), if: (a)) have been prepared according to the mixture and the seed trade solely provisions of Latvia or another Member State of the European Union, (b) included in the mixture components) before preparing the mixture meets the seed referred to in this article, sales conditions, c) corresponds solely seed lot and seed regulation, d) seeds are handled and labelled according to solely seed trade rules and requirements;
7) certified seed, commercial seed, seed, '' blends, as well as seeds which have not been fully certified, from the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Member States if: (a) the seed is produced) in accordance with the agreement on the European economic area (EEA) or in the European Union and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Member State bilateral contract requirements and procedure b) variety is entered in the catalogue of plant varieties, the total European Union catalogues of varieties or the European Union and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Member States in the joint catalog that created the European Union and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) member contract;
8) seed imported from third countries in accordance with the requirements of this law. "
13. in article 14: replace in the fifth subparagraph, the word "imported" by the words "imported from non-Member States of the European Union";
off the seventh paragraph, first sentence, the words ' the label shall be affixed to the container of the seed ".
14. Article 17, second paragraph: make a paragraph 1 subparagraph by the following: "(a)) they are manufactured in the country, which is mentioned in the rules on the equivalence of seed from third countries";
make a paragraph 2 subparagraph by the following: "(a)) they are manufactured in the country, which is mentioned in the rules on the equivalence of seed from third countries"; 
make paragraph 3, introductory part the following: "3) '' of vegetable species, multiplied in the country, which is mentioned in the rules on the equivalence of seed from third countries if:";
supplemented with paragraph 10 by the following: ' 10) seeds from the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Member States under the agreement on the European economic area (EEA) or in the European Union and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Member State bilateral treaty requirements and procedures. "
15. in article 21: the express 1 and 2 in the following wording: "1), seed sēklaudzētāj preparers, packer or importer, dealer, of a person's registration and changes to Sēklaudzētāj and seed dealers register;
2) breeder, the breeder's right, the owner of the variety or the maintainer of the authorized representative, of the inclusion of the variety, for the maintenance of the variety and the extension of the catalogue of plant varieties of Latvia; ";
3. turn off the point.
16. transitional provisions supplementing with 8, 9 and 10 in paragraph by the following: ' 8. Until the new cabinet from the date of entry into force of the provisions, but not longer than until 1 December 2009. to apply to the Cabinet of Ministers on 9 December 2008 the Regulation No 1006 "provisions on the duty of seed movement", in so far as they do not conflict with this Act.
9. The Cabinet of Ministers until July 1 2010. manages the second article of this law "f" and "g" in these provisions.
10. Amendments to this law, article 2, paragraph 3 of article 8, first subparagraph and the introductory part of article 10 shall enter into force on July 1, 2010. "
17. Add to the informative reference to directives of the European Union with 10 and 11 by the following: ' 10) Commission 20 June 2008 the Directive 2008/62/EC provides for certain derogations in the context of agricultural wild species and varieties, which are naturally adapted to the local and regional conditions and threatened by genetic erosion and wild species and varieties of seed and seed potatoes;
11) Commission 2008 December 18, Directive 2008/124/EC on the limitation of certain species of fodder plants and oil and fibre plants to seed the marketing of seed which has been officially certified as "basic seed" or "certified seed". '
The Parliament adopted the law of September 3.
President Valdis Zatlers in Riga V 2009 September 18, editorial comment: the law shall enter into force on 2 October 2009.