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Law No. 5553
Acceptance Date: 31/10/2006
PART ONE Purpose, Scope and Definitions Article 1
Purpose - The purpose of this Act; to increase yield and quality of vegetable production, quality assurance to ensure seed, seed production and seed trade and make arrangements regarding the restructuring of the sector and realize necessary arrangements to be developed.
Scope Article 2 - This law; field crops, vineyards and orchards plants, forest plant species and other plant species reproduction of the kind of material and the recording of genetic resources, the production of seed, certification, trade, includes regulations related to market surveillance and institutional structures.
Definitions Article 3 - For the purposes of this Act;
A) Sub unity: plant breeders According to Nature, seed industrialists and manufacturers, seedling producers, plant producers, seed growers, seed distributors, ornamental plants, manufacturers and engaged in issues on seeds that real or created by legal entities with legal personality public institutions the nature of professional organizations, the
b) Research organization: operating on breeding or presence of plant varieties and development, skills, and working procedures and principles determined by the Ministry of public institutions or private organizations,
c) Ministry: Agriculture and Rural Affairs,
d) of the Union: Turkey Seed Growers Association, the
e) type: defined by one or more genotype combination of emerging and unique feature, at least one of the features mentioned separated from any other group of plants, a whole with respect to eligibility to be replicated unchanged, located in the genetic structure of my botanical taxonomy,
f) type list: Register under received and list the publication of the kind traded,
g) Stability the: type, then repeated production or certain reproduction periods at the end of the relevant characteristics unchanged remain the same,
h) difference: one variety, the date of application of the kind known to all, registration basis of the features, the not differ in at least one,
i) genetic resources: the need for plant breeders and scientists genes that provide the potential population that includes genetic differences and different features in plant structure, wild species of plants found naturally in or on a region of a country and their transitional forms, local cultivars, varieties have been developed for special purposes and some important characters with improved materials,
i ) breeding: ensuring the protection of the Elder variety and continuity, to improve further the characteristics of working on them, work for the purpose of obtaining varieties or cultivars utilizing genetic resources and inventory
j) Breeder: reclaim some sort or find and develop real or legal persons,
k) Log: the record that was recorded this Act within the scope of covered species and genetic resources, which recorded materials
l) Special production areas: for purposes of seed production, limit the areas identified by the Ministry || | m) Standard seed: the kind taken under registration and plant species designated by the Ministry, only laboratory controls the trade supply of seed or propagating material,
n) recommended list: the kind who have been registered, bred that they list as specified in the appropriate | || o) Registration: domestically or or is reclaimed abroad and different types of improved plant varieties, uniform, and that have been discussed and / or biological and technological characteristics of the disease and pest resistance, and determined the agricultural value to be saved to file,
p) seed sector: plant varieties by breeding, producing seed, breeding, processing, selling, distributing, selling, or who supply to distribution, importing or exporting or public institutions and organizations engaged in other activities related to seed or private organizations and generated by these organizations unity or composed structure of the association,
r) seed: used for propagating seed, tuber, seedling, sapling, steel, such as generative and vegetative plant parts,
s) seed controller: who controls related to seed certification, sampling and market controls by public officials or private individuals governing document on these issues,
t) seed control: physical and biological status of the seeds are detected, the control of compliance with standards,
U) Seed Certification: Seed of field and laboratory checks a result of genetic, physical, biological and determination of compliance with the standards of the health-related value, and it documented the process,
u) Seed class: are followed in the production of seed progeny rows or generations, the | || v) Seed standards: physical and biological characteristics that determine the quality measure of the seed,
y) Manufacturing consent: domestically or be treated abroad or located, and the development of biological and technological characteristics of the disease and pest resistance of plant varieties and determination of agricultural properties by varieties registered until the term of the permit, during
z) Uniformity: type of reproduction, in terms of other features apart from the expected variations depending on the replication method an exemplary show or sufficiently homogeneous refers
SECTION seed of recording, production, certification, Trade and Market Supervision containment
Register ARTICLE 4 - registration of plant varieties, production permit and standard seed variety registration is done with the Ministry Storing log of genetic resources.
The treated assortment diversity, uniformity and stability and / or biological, agricultural values determined by the technological features; The genetic resources morphological and / or molecular characterization performed on the record. registration requirement in ornamental plants and flower seeds is not required.
varieties of agricultural plant species belong to; Be recorded, duration of the index, the recording of getting your renewal, be deleted from the index, ensuring continuity, issues related to the creation of the catalog is determined by regulation.
In addition, registration, rules and procedures relating to production permit and standard seed varieties record a regulation according to the plant group.
Seed production Article 5 - by the Ministry determined vegetable and agricultural properties is only permitted for the production of seeds of varieties recorded. Who will train
seed in seed production limits and characteristics of the particular sphere of production and plant products grown or real issues that need to comply with the legal entities specified in the regulation.
Within the limits of private production area, the Ministry disallowed seed or crop-growing.
Seed sector, subject to invest in the country, the development of the European Union in accordance with the standards and international competitiveness will be determined by the Ministry in order to benefit from the incentives and support. Supporting the principles and procedures are regulated by decrees issued by the Ministry.
Article 6 - domestically produced, Article 4 by registered or given permission to produce the varieties grown by the seed class and produced seeds, will be subject to the certification process.
Field and laboratory checks made, in accordance with standard seed certified seeds, packaged and labeled in accordance with the procedure.
Seed certification basis with respect to compliance with the packaging and labeling, determined by the regulation according to the plant group.
Article 7 seed trade - is allowed to trade in seeds of varieties only been recorded in the country.
The seeds are determined by the Ministry of quality and standards, certified or accepted or packaged as standard seed and logs to be recorded to be submitted to the trade as labeled.
Seed of import and export is subject to the approval of the Ministry. comply with domestic standards must be sought in seed imported. The principles and procedures relating to the import and export of seed is determined by the Ministry with the views of relevant organizations and institutions.
Market control Article 8 - Seed rearing, processing and preparing the sale, distributes and sells natural or legal persons, authorized and supervised by the Ministry. The principles and procedures relating to the authorization and supervision is determined by regulation.
Trade supply of seed to compliance with the standard labels and packaging accuracy of information is controlled by the Ministry. PART THREE
Fee, Announcement, Indemnity and Penal Provisions Article 9
Fees - approved by the services offered and the corresponding documents issued, the fees will be as follows:
a) the application review fee.
B) registration fee.
C) Production permit fee.
D) Standard seed registration fee.
E) Genetic resources registration fee.
F) Certification service fee:
1. Field inspections fees.
2. Laboratory controls costs. 3
. Certification fee.
4. Label fee.
G) Publication fees.
H) other charges.
These fees are determined and announced by the Minister in January of each year. The procedures and principles related charges by a regulation.
Announcement ARTICLE 10 - Article 4 shall be recorded in accordance with the recommendations contained in the list of varieties and cultivars will be announced in the bulletin to be issued by the Ministry of the term. In
Newsletter; Information on seed growing assortment of relevant regulations issued by the recommendation list or deleted from the register is published. The subjects were also on the Bulletin is determined by the Ministry.
ARTICLE 11 - Acts of further criminalized the case of salaries, producing defective seed which caused the damage, selling, distributing, importing or otherwise released while the natural or legal persons are obliged to compensate the damage severally occurred. These losses, they may have recourse to another rate flaws.
Case, since it is determined that the injured suffered losses within six months, will be opened within two years from the occurrence of the damage in each case.
Criminal Provisions Article 12 - 4 of the varieties that are recorded in accordance with Article seed;
A) certification process to be subject to the retention and receipt seed analysis report is checked in accordance with standard seed circumstances
b) The Ministry determined to be reduced below the minimum seed standards or by adulteration,
c) Regulation in accordance with the packaging or labeling or imitation packaging or fake labels with by name and brand imitations or using the name and the brand outside albeit confusingly the phrases to give rise,
d) Regulation according to prepared and although it is known that drugs, as feed or edible except for the purpose,
e ) Certification process to the subject of the case is held by or controlled, certified or pretending to be tested,
f) the type of qualifications determined formalization by way misleading publicity and advertising will not be eligible,
Sellers, distributors, or those who supply the sales and distribution the eleven who holds up will be subject to trade more than the personal needs of the New Turkish Lira administrative penalty. If the act is again prohibited from acting for five years. This will be confiscated by the Ministry of the seed and that seed confiscate the criminal court to decide. If the decision to the disposal of confiscated seed, disposal costs, including the perpetrators of these acts are performed by the Ministry.
Who raised seed without authorization from the Ministry, processing, preparing for sale, distributes or sells to persons or entities, ten thousand New Turkish Liras an administrative fine. fined again if the actual applied in two layers. This will be confiscated by the Ministry of the seed and that seed confiscate the criminal court to decide. If the decision to the disposal of confiscated seed, disposal costs, including the perpetrators of these acts are performed by the Ministry.
Ministry required permits are not given and checks are the seed, importing and exporting with import and export transactions in which false information and documents, or those who are determined to make fraudulent documents, twentyfivethousand New Turkish Lira administrative monetary penalty. If the act is again prohibited from acting for five years. This will be confiscated by the Ministry of the seed and that seed confiscate the criminal court to decide. If the decision to the disposal of confiscated seed, disposal costs, including the perpetrators of these acts are performed by the Ministry.
Private seed production areas designated by the Ministry borders of three thousand people from the seed or plant products grown in New Turkish Lira comply with the rules of the administrative fine. This cultivation are to be engaged in the production costs of the Ministry of the removed and destroyed if necessary.
Administrative fines mentioned in this article, it is given by the highest civilian authority in the place. the relevant decisions on the given administrative fines, and 7201 Notification dated 02.11.1959 shall be notified in accordance with Law. from the date of notification of this sentence may be appealed against to the competent administrative court within seven days. The appeal does not stop the execution of the sentence given by the administration. The decision on the appeal is final. Appeal, indispensability in the case by examining the documents are finalized as soon as possible. Administrative fines imposed pursuant to this Act, dated 21.7.1953 and the 6183 Amir will be collected according to the Law on Debt Collection Procedure provisions. The proclamation
Article 13 - the prevailing party in the lawsuit regarding the confiscation of Seed interest, or a justifiable reason to still exist, to belong to the other party costs, final judgment of the right to request to be declared fully or summary of the daily newspaper or similar means has. With the shape and scope of the declaration will be determined in proportion to the penalty or compensation is determined in the decision announced price.
Exemptions and Exceptions Article 14 Devolution
Export crop or seed production are imported for the purpose of keeping the records is not required. The scope of this article is organized according to the principles and procedures set by the Ministry of commerce of herbal products. Also, for not tradable and limited to the amount of personal needs, to be seed exchange among farmers in order to try and control the amount of seed used and are determined by the Ministry, are exempt from this law.
ARTICLE 15 - The Ministry, in cases deemed necessary, 5 th, 6 th, 7 th and 8 th article in the specified powers, partially or completely to the Union, public institutions, or universities legal persons of private law; provided that specified conditions, it may delegate temporarily or indefinitely.
Authority of the field, in the event of failure to comply with specified conditions, is taken back by the Ministry delegated powers. Authorities transferred persons when determined deliberate violating rules on official controls, except that meet the relevant standards set seed, they organize certificate is revoked.
Powers have been transferred to a specific period can be re-transferred back to the Ministry by the deadline or at specified conditions. The terms
devolution, powers will be transferred to the Union, public institutions and organizations, private legal entities and the procedures and delegation of powers to the merits of the technique and physical conditions for the universities to be in taking back issues are determined by regulation.
Old Union and Turkey Seedmen establishment of
Article 16 - Sub associations, real or legal persons operating in the sector with the development of the seed sector in facilitating professional activities by providing professional solidarity, in the seed business ensure the protection of economic and social rights of those and legislation plant breeders in order to fulfill the tasks assigned, seed industrialists and manufacturers, seedling producers, plant producers, seed growers, seed distributors, ornamental plants, manufacturers and engaged in at least other issues on seeds seven natural or legal founded by the person by activities, professional organizations are in the nature of public institutions with legal personality.
Lower unity, organization, and apply to the Ministry with the working principles of regulation. Regulation or the legal status of the founder and the contradiction and lack of legislation, the establishment of sub-unions and approved by the Ministry is notified within fifteen days of sub-associations. Sub union statutes, after written notification made to the lower unity within fifteen days will be announced in the local newspaper. Sub union, within three months of the day of the proclamation of the constitution, to collect the first general assembly and are obliged to make up the organs. Regulation is subject to change in the installation process. In the report
organizations, union bylaws and regulations in violation of the legal status of the founder or if the deficiency is detected, you are prompted to enter their elimination from the temporary board of directors. This text following the notification is not completed on or deficiency is not remedied within thirty days specified in breach of legislation on notice of the Ministry of Public Prosecution, apply to the competent court for the dissolution of the union. Public Prosecutor may want to stop the activities of the association.
Not install more than one sub-associations that operate on the same subject. Engaged in seed growing natural or legal persons can subscribe to multiple sub-associations based on business matters; but at the same time he can not serve on more than one board. work centers on the activities of the sub-union is determined by the Ministry.
ARTICLE 17 - seed growing activity related to natural or legal persons who must be members of the sub-union activity related issues. The principles and procedures set out in the statute relating to the membership of the sub-union.
Natural or legal person sub-union members, the entrance fee when entering the sub-union and is obliged to pay the annual fee for each year. Admission fee and annual dues per cent of the gross amount of the minimum monthly charge for less than sixteen years of age it can not be more than four times. also it will not be the year in which the annual fee for the entrance fee. Unpaid dues in time will be charged with lower unity of legal interest.
Sub union duties ARTICLE 18 - The duties of Alta unions are:
a) ensure communication and cooperation between Member.
B) Members and of entities operating in the seed sector, to develop professional knowledge and experience of conferences, panels, courses, seminars and other educational activities are to prepare books and periodicals or to prepare.
C) show that seed investing activities relevant to the development of sub-sectors, examine and investigate or make and edit reports.
D) to prepare recommendations and reports to aid decision on the formation of the seed sector and to present them to the Union.
E) to contribute to the development of the country as a member of the Union seed.
F) to fulfill the tasks given to legislation.
Article 19 Sub-union organs - organs of the lower unity; general meeting, the board consists of the audit committee and disciplinary board.
Sub union general assembly Article 20 - Sub union general assembly is composed of sub-union members. not less than once a year and board members on the call are collected by an absolute majority of the total number. The decision of the board of directors or audit committee or an extraordinary meeting called upon the written request of five members of the General Assembly. Majority is not sought in the second meeting fails to provide adequate majority in the first meeting. However, the number of members attending the second meeting; management, control and disciplinary committee may not be less than twice the sum of the original members. In this meeting the required majority is not reached bottom deemed to be terminated association. decisions of the meetings are taken by a simple majority of those present.
Old associations, to participate in the general meeting of the Union for a period of two years, will choose ten regular and ten alternate representative. General Assembly to be convened, and the Association of collection procedures and principles for the determination of the general committee of representatives is determined in the statutes of the sub-union.
Sub union duties and powers of the General Assembly are:
a) to elect the lower union bodies.
B) Membership requirements, withdraw from membership and to decide on removal.
C) to determine the admission fee and annual dues.
D) of the seed sub-sector related professions to determine the basic principles for the development.
E) The Board of Directors and the Audit Committee to discuss the report and decide whether to release.
F) the board of directors prepared to discuss and approve the budget.
G) to determine the general principles relating to the operation and management of the sub-union.
H) moved lower on behalf of unity and get immovable property, sell, mortgage and to authorize the Board of Directors in establishing any kind of real rights on them.
I) to elect representatives to the General Assembly and the editorial board of the Union.
I) Seed plant related activities, laboratories, businesses, the establishment of training centers and instruments of this place, to authorize the board of directors regarding the removal of equipment and other needs.
J) send a copy of the decision of the General Assemblies of the Union.
K) discuss current issues in the seed sector.
Old Union Board
Article 21 - Sub union board consists of two members to the annual general meeting for a period selected from among at least five original and the same number of alternate members. The original members of the board, by secret ballot to carry out the duties granted by the board of directors at the first meeting, a Chairman from among themselves elect a vice president and a treasurer. Management is determined to carry out a general secretary of the union jobs with lower duties granted by the board. The nature and duties of the Secretary-General is determined in the sub-union charter.
Chairman of the Board; the board of directors represents the presidency and the lower unit. with the financial affairs of the sub-union and book keeping records on this subject and treasurer from members of the general secretary is responsible with regard to other books and correspondence. The President shall act in his absence the vice-president. Who together two consecutive presidency again be elected to the same position unless they exceed two election period. The call of the president for not less than once a month with absolute majority
Board of Directors. Decision shall be taken by absolute majority; In case of equality of the decision will determine the vote of the chairman.
principles and procedures related to Board meetings is determined by the sub-union statutes.
The board's duties and powers are as follows:
a) General Assembly to prepare the agenda and to convene the general assembly meeting.
B) Sub-association of the period the balance sheet, to provide annual reports to the General Assembly and prepare the budget estimate.
C) implement the decisions of the General Assembly.
D) communication and ensure solidarity among members.
E) members and increasing their professional knowledge and experience of people operating in the seed sector and to develop conference, seminars, courses, symposia and other educational work to edit.
F) To perform the necessary studies for the development of the seed sector, and industry-related study or do research to make.
G) Members of the disciplinary punishment in case of being required or criminal acts, the disciplinary board to call the office.
H) moved lower on behalf of unity and get immovable property, sell them on all types of mortgages and real rights to property.
I) carry out other tasks assigned by the General Assembly.
Sub union audit committee ARTICLE 22 - The Audit Committee will consist of a two-year sub-union members selected three regular and three alternate members of the general assembly for a period. The supervisory board meets at least twice a year and its members elect a chairman from among themselves by secret ballot at the first meeting.
Supervisory board of the collection procedures and principles determined by the sub-union statutes.
The audit committee's tasks include:
a) examine all the accounts and transactions of the lower unit.
B) disruptions seen in the accounts and transactions within fifteen days to present to the board.
C) to provide the General Assembly two years, a report appeared in the results of the audit.
D) If necessary, to call an extraordinary meeting of the general assembly.
Sub union disciplinary board Article 23 - Disciplinary Board, selected from among union members took to the General Assembly by a two-year period consists of three regular and three alternate members. Disciplinary Board, the Board of Directors meets with the call. Disciplinary board members by secret ballot shall elect a chairman among themselves and also the rapporteur in the first meeting.
Assembly and disciplinary procedures and principles determined by the sub-union statutes.
Disciplinary committee's tasks include:
a) review of the decision by the Board of Directors regarding the opening of disciplinary proceedings and to enforce decisions on disciplinary penalties.
B) Perform other duties assigned by the board. Lower income and expenses
union Article 24 - The income of the sub-associations include:
a) the admission fee and annual dues.
B) Member of the seed growing related products, to cut the rate of three per thousand of the goods and services sales commission.
C) investment, partnership and laboratories and similar facilities in revenues and operating income.
D) Trade organization, advertising, promotion and broadcasting revenues.
E) Royalties, logo, seed label, contract fees, arbitration, mediation, consulting, training and conference revenues.
F) movable and income derived from immovable property.
G) permit related processes in the lower unity authority, authorization and certification fees.
H) Other income related to operations issues.
Expenses Sub union, the tasks assigned under this Act within the framework of the tasks that organizations are expenses related to activities for the purpose of execution. Termination
Article 25 - Sub union general assembly may decide to terminate the two-thirds majority of all members entitled to attend the General Meeting. In case of failure in the second session management quorum at the first meeting, supervision and discipline of the members should be made by the members attending the meeting, but not less than twice. In this case, the termination decision is taken by a two-thirds majority of the participants. Fesihl about the principles and procedures determined by the sub-union statutes.
Turkey Seed Growers Association ARTICLE 26 - Turkey Seed Growers Association; to ensure cooperation and solidarity between the sub-units, seed industry to provide professional solidarity among operating in the sector with the development and legislation established sub troopers to fulfill the tasks, with legal personality, the supreme institution occupation in the quality of public institutions. After Union troops took the bodies must be members of the Union. The tasks
Article 27 - The Union acts are set out below in order to ensure the country's development of the seed sector:
a) make recommendations to the Ministry to assist in the creation of seed sector development and seed policy.
B) the seeds traded in the country to create a system of quality assurance.
C) to express an opinion on the arrangements made in the Seed.
D) Members of the public institutions and organizations and other professional organizations in cooperation and coordination.
E) disputes between members, at the request of the parties to mediation.
F) make technical cooperation with national and international professional organizations, and required to be a member of these organizations.
G) grants to researchers and breeders in the seed sector, to ensure the formation of technical staff by providing grants and support.
H) members and to determine the rules of professional ethics to be observed by operating the seed sector.
I) to organize seed production contracts and to monitor implementation.
I) on the seed sector to invest, buy real estate and securities, sell, rehnet to lend money to the organization of social assistance available for the purpose.
J) other business and operations will be given to the Ministry under this Act.
K) and other business operations will be given to legislation.
Union's bodies ARTICLE 28 - The organs of the Union; General Assembly, Board of Directors, Audit Committee, the Board Disciplinary Committee and Referee.
Union and duties of the General Assembly Article 29 - Union General Assembly, the lower unity among its members consist of representatives to be elected for two years. The emergence of the sub-union representatives, removal, death, place the backup representatives participate in the General Assembly appeared resigned. The costs for the General Assembly of Representatives, the lower is covered by the union they represent.
General Assembly convenes annually on the board, but not less than once a call. The decision of the board of directors or audit committee or an extraordinary meeting called upon the written request of five members of the General Assembly. Majority is not sought in the second meeting fails to provide adequate majority in the first meeting. However, the number of delegates who attended the second meeting; management, control and disciplinary committee may not be less than twice the sum of the original members. The General Assembly will meet with representatives of the majority of the number of meetings and decisions taken by a simple majority of those present. The principles and procedures regarding the convoked
General Assembly and meetings of the Union set out in the Regulation.
Duties and powers of the General Assembly are:
a) to establish cooperation between sub-units and take the necessary measures and decisions for their development.
B) define the basic principles for the development of the Seed sub-sector.
C) to select the bodies.
D) the work of the Union and to determine the general principles relating to the management.
E) The Board of Directors is prepared to discuss and approve the budget.
F) The Board of Directors and Audit Committee to discuss the report and decide whether to release.
G) To approve the general regulations prepared by the Sub troopers.
H) set up commissions in cases deemed necessary.
I) movable and immovable property on behalf of the Union, sell, mortgage, and to give them the authority to the Board on all types of real rights to property.
I) Seed plant related activities, laboratories, businesses, the establishment of training centers and instruments of this place, to authorize the Board of Directors regarding the removal of equipment and other needs.
J) discuss current issues in the seed sector.
K) for the Union of the income of the lower union to determine the contribution to be allocated.
S) to bring the legislation perform other tasks.
Union Board and duties
ARTICLE 30 - Union Board is composed of two representatives for the annual period from Union General Assembly every six together at least one representative, including the selected minimum of five original and the same number of alternate members. Original members at the first meeting, by secret ballot to carry out the tasks given by the Board of Directors, a Chairman from among themselves, elect a Chairman and a Deputy Treasurer. Chairman of the Board at the same time is the chairman of the Union. the Secretary General shall be appointed to conduct the affairs of the Union with the tasks given by the Board of Directors. Secretary General of the qualifications and duties are set out in the Union Charter.
Chairman of the Board; president of the Board of Directors and shall represent the Union. The Union's financial affairs and the keeping of books and records relating to this matter with the Treasurer; also in relation to other books and correspondence with the Secretary General is responsible. Vice-President shall act in the absence of the President himself. Consecutive two-term presidential election period unless they exceed that's the way the two can not be elected to the same position again.
Board of Directors meets monthly on the invitation of the President by simple majority, but not less than once and take decisions by absolute majority. In case of equality of the decision will determine the vote of the President.
principles and procedures related to Board meetings is determined by the Union Charter.
Board's duties and powers are as follows:
a) To prepare the agenda and to convene a meeting of the General Assembly.
B) period balance sheet of the Union, annual reports and prepare the estimated budget to the General Assembly.
C) implement the General Assembly resolution.
D) ensure communication and cooperation between sub-units.
E) members and increasing their professional knowledge and experience of people operating in the seed sector and to develop conference, seminars, courses, symposia and other educational work to edit.
F) To perform the necessary studies for the development of the seed sector, and industry-related study or do research to make.
G) Members disciplinary punishment in case of existence of the required or criminal acts, to invoke the Disciplinary Board the task
h) moved on behalf of the Union and take real estate, selling, mortgages and all kinds on their real rights to property.
I) provide the deposit within the period of the sub-union dues and make the necessary controls in this regard.
I) carry out other tasks assigned by the General Assembly.
Union Supervisory Board and tasks
Article 31 - Unity of the Supervisory Board, Union General Assembly for two-year period from representatives elected two regular and two substitute a principal designated by the Ministry with members and consists of a replacement member. Audit Committee meets at least twice a year, the members at the first meeting, elect a chairman from among their peers been.
Supervisory Board is determined by the collection procedures and principles of the Union Charter.
Supervisory Board's duties include:
a) examine all the accounts and transactions of the Union.
B) account and deficiencies he saw in the process, to present to the Board within fifteen days.
C) The two-year results of the audit, a report to the General Assembly in the case.
D) If necessary, to call an extraordinary meeting of the General Assembly.
Union and duties of the Disciplinary Board Article 32 - The Union's Disciplinary Committee, representatives from the two-year term by the General Assembly is composed of three regular and three alternate members elected. Disciplinary Board shall meet upon call of the Board of Directors. secret ballot elect a chairman and a rapporteur from among themselves at the first meeting.
Assembly and disciplinary procedures and principles determined by the Statute of the Union.
Disciplinary Committee's tasks include:
a) review by the Board on the decision to open disciplinary proceedings and to enforce decisions on disciplinary penalties.
B) Perform other duties assigned by the Board.
Arbitration Association and duties
ARTICLE 33 - Arbitration Association, the union took two years to elect from among its members, subject matter experts is composed of at least two representatives. The number of representatives elected representatives so replacement is selected. Representatives of quitting the union, removal, death, resignation appeared to place their spare representatives joined the Referees Committee. The representatives elected to the Board of Arbitration actual membership, and can not serve in the Union troops took organs.
Arbitration Board's duties include:
a) Union and sub-units, sub-units and members of the sub-union members and reconciliation conflicts will arise between third parties, resolve through mediation and arbitration.
B) the Union's international conciliation, mediation and carry out their duties under the obligations related to the arbitration.
C) study reports to the General Assembly.
Income and expenses of the Union
Article 34 - Unity of income are as follows:
a) by the General Assembly will be determined within the limits of Article 17 entrance fee and the sub-unions with annual dues to pay at least percent of it will separate from the annual gross revenue participation fee.
B) investment, partnership and laboratories and similar facilities in revenues and operating income.
C) Trade organization, advertising, promotion and broadcasting revenues.
D) Royalties, logo, seed label, contract fees, arbitration, mediation, consulting, training and conference revenues.
E) movable and income derived from immovable property.
F) permit related processes in the authorization, authorization and certification fees.
G) other income related to its field of activities.
(A) pursuant to the provisions of paragraph; Union General Assembly at least ten per cent contribution rate determined by the bank on behalf of the Union in one of the Union's Board of Directors determined, deposited by the lower unit. Participation shares, calculated over the previous year following the year of gross revenue in March, June, September and December will be paid in equal installments in four months. participation in the timely payment of interest will be charged with the legal interest.
Union's expenses, for the purpose of organization and duties under this Act are the costs associated with the activities for the performance of duties carried out in the framework.
Old unions and join the Union bodies elections qualities
Article 35 - Sub union and the Union registered to real people who have completed the age of eighteen, real people representative of the authority to make representation and binding process in registered articles of association of legal entities, received in accordance with this Law in the elections to the bodies of the association and they can vote. To be elected to the lower
unity and Union bodies;
A) be a Turkish citizen,
b) at least two years to be registered in the sub-unions,
c) be at least twenty-five years of age on the election date,
d) Bankruptcy not have or bankrupt, even if re-esteem by winning,
e) negligent being punished with imprisonment or two years' imprisonment, except for crime or even if they have been pardoned or has been suspended simple and qualified embezzlement, extortion, bribery, theft, fraud, forgery of documents, abuse of trust , perjury, evasion, fraudulent bankruptcy, malfeasance, official tenders and purchase rigging, money laundering, disclosure of state secrets, terrorism, have been convicted for their participation crimes of tax evasion,
f) Trade and art be prohibited from performing forfeited,
g) of commercial, agricultural and industrial profits or revenues due to the tax payer organizations,
h) reader to the author
terms are searched.
Domestic and foreign legal entities, registered representative in the main contract and the authority to make binding process and the real representatives of the people with the above features may be selected by the sub-associations and the bodies of the provisions of this Act. Eligibility and entities who lost troops took the task ends. Other matters related to the qualifications set out in the Union to participate in the elections of the organs Regulation. legal persons to use the rights of unions and union members
Lower; owner, partner, member of the board, general manager, Managing Director at the level of senior management and company representation, receive and handle is authorized and required to cover at least six months before the election of this case.
Members in the case of a legal person shall terminate automatically, a member of the task in the sub-union and Union bodies to be selected together with the ends. Lower selection principles of unity and the bodies
Article 36 - Sub associations and bodies of the Union in this Act referred to elections under judicial supervision, according to a secret ballot and open counting is performed essentially as described in the following paragraph. participate in the elections at least fifteen days before the general meeting will be held
selection members or representatives of the lists that determine that two copies are deposited in place of the county election board chairman of judge. In addition, the agenda of the meeting, place, date, matters related to the second meeting to be held in the absence of the majority of the time will be specified. Meeting dates, it must be prepared to result in up to a Saturday evening of talks taking into consideration the issues listed in the agenda and the following Sunday to allow holding elections in nine-seventeen hours. The board where multiple district election officers is determined by the board of judges provincial election.
The judge also required relevant records and documents and by examining if she brings the list of members or their representatives participate in the elections after determining tamamlattır shortcomings approve any other matters referred to above. All other matters are announced for three days by the county election board officials or troops took over the Union's declaration on the main building for a meeting with the approved list. Objections to the list within this period shall be examined by the judge and is connected to a final decision within two days. In this way, other issues will be sent to the respective sub-union or the Association for the meeting with the finalized lists.
The judge appointed a committee consisting of a chairman and two members of the ballot among the members who are not candidates or public officials. Likewise also determines three alternate members. In case the ballot box board chairman is chaired by the oldest member. Election board, conduct the elections according to the principles of the Law prescribed, and management is tasked with sorting of votes shall continue until the end of the task selection and sorting operations. Four hundred
a ballot for each sub-unit or together with members of more than four hundred people and has created a separate committee for each ballot box. members face up to be taken into consideration in the number of fund surplus. tools to be used in the elections and equipment are provided by the district election committee of the ballot box and place will be determined by the judge.
Entitled to attend the general meeting, which may be candidates in the elections to boards or be represented by a signed writing. separate lists appeared on the copied plenary Presidential Council candidates up to be sorted enough by last name in alphabetical order he issued to seal election official judge for the single list condition or any organ, including separately according to the organ list of candidates in the elections. next to the names on the list will not be any title or sign. The list shows that the right to participate in the general meeting without voting members will not use the name. Votes, sub-union voter's identity, after the Union or official institutions issued ID card with the signing of the proof and the location opposite the name in the list, voting at the polls election chairman by the county election board bearing the seal and be selected against the names in show candidates list main members of the body as used by placing the envelope marked with the seal of the county election board. In addition to the paper written, or the number of members to be elected constituent bodies of the marked ballots with more candidates from the ballot envelope unsealed void. the most votes during the counting and casting
elected to associate membership in the order of votes received by others to actual membership. A draw in case of equality of votes. At the end of the election period, the election results are detected and recorded in the minutes signed by the chairman and members of polling stations. An example of provisional election results by the election hanging over the proceedings is announced. Votes cast and other documents, the report is delivered to the county election board to be stored for three months with an example.
Since the election of the transactions made during the preparation of the minutes continue objections to the election results within two days, it examined and adjudicated by a judge the same day as the final. Immediately after the expiration of the appeal period or the determination of appeals judge, it proclaims the final results according to the above provisions and inform the relevant sub-union or union. The judge election results will affect the extent of irregularities or illegal practices if it decided to annul the elections as notify sub union or the union concerned by detecting a month less and two months of the election on Sunday will be renewed, but not in much of a time. Selection is made only on the day and the selection process is conducted in accordance with this Article to other provisions stipulated by the law.
Assistant judge and the ballot box dated 04.26.1961 to the members of the board chairman and 298 on Elections Fundamental Principles of Election and remuneration according to the principles specified in the Law on Registers and other election expenses are paid from the relevant sub-unions or the Union budget. polling stations during the elections crimes committed against the chairman and members shall be punished as crimes against the public servants.
ARTICLE 37 - documents in monetary terms with lower union and the Union's money, securities and other property against crime figures and the balance sheet, minutes, reports and any other types of amending the criminal nature on paper and notebooks, or they do not deliberately including the organ with members apply penalties on the civil servants about the staff.
Article 38 Exemption - Lower unions and the Union dated 24.04.1969 and 1163 from all kinds of taxes and duties exemptions granted to cooperatives established in accordance with the law, enjoy the same conditions.
Audit ARTICLE 39 - The Ministry and the Union troops took over the administrative and financial aspects of supervision and inspection bodies are entitled to.
Aims to end the sub-union and Union body responsible for tasks that operate outside and place the new ones to be selected, at the request of the Republic Attorney General that the Ministry or find it is decided by making trial by the process as simple as court of first instance the law in place, and the case is concluded within three months.
However, national security, public order, if the crime is committed or to prevent the continuation of the crime or in cases where delay endangers require the capture, the Union and sub-associations, the activity may be banned by the governor. The decision of the activity is submitted to the approval of the judge in charge within twenty-four hours. The judge will announce his decision within forty-eight hours, Otherwise, this administrative decision is annulled automatically.
Miscellaneous provisions regarding
forest plant species
Article 40 - Registration of genetic resources in relation to forest plant species under the provisions of this Act, the production of seed certification, trade and market control of the business and operations of a Within the framework of the protocol is transferred to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.
Removed provisions of the current Article 41 - Registration of dated 21.08.1963 and No.308 is repealed Law on Control and Certification.
References to other legislation, Law No. 308 of this Act shall be deemed made.
Provisional Article 1 - This Act prior to the date of entry into force No. 308 registered in accordance with the relevant legislation with the law, was taken into the production permit and commercial vegetable varieties register varieties deemed been registered under this Act.
Before the date of entry into force of this Act, according to legal provisions of Law No. 308 on private agricultural research institutions as the registered organizations continue research and breeding privileges.
Article 5 of the first paragraph the provisions of the 7th paragraph the provisions of the article to locate the registered cultivars registered varieties without plant species together from the date of entry into force of this Act on seed varieties deemed necessary by the Ministry does not apply for a period of five years.
Regulations regarding the implementation of this Act, from the date the law enters into force within a year, put into effect prepared by the Ministry. These regulations until the date konulunca, the date of entry into force of this Act on the basis of Law No. 308 promulgated regulations will continue the implementation of the provisions are not contrary to this Law.
Provisional Article 2 - According to the law no one still obstacles to selected natural and legal persons, if they wish to be picked troops founder, from the date of entry into force of this Law shall receive a founderships document referring to the Ministry within one year. Application within one month from the date of the founding members, one of five members in the centers to be determined by the Ministry elect a temporary board. Ministry for applications operating on the date of entry into force of this law gives priority to associations and professional organizations. temporary board in
Ministry designated centers, calling the temporary board of directors by completing the member registration procedures within one month from the date they selected 20th in accordance with Article meeting the first general assembly of, perform a selection of organs. The second paragraph of Article 35, paragraph (b) does not apply in the first elections of the organs. sub-associations under this Article, the Ministry shall notify the election results become legal entities.
After winning at least three sub-union entities Ministry took troopers elected by the General Assembly, representatives of the Union will call a meeting in Ankara to choose the bodies. The Union won a legal entity upon finalization of the election bodies.
Until one of them wins sub-associations, legal entities within the scope of this article, it is necessary to establish sub-associations and can be found in the preparatory work prescribed in this Act and contacts.
Provisional Article 3 - The scope of the Decree Law No. 233, of the public institutions that produce seeds of varieties were recorded and the contractual staff officer; a sixteen-year production amount not to exceed three times the monthly gross minimum wage applies to workers who have reached the age of incentives paid. This payment is paid as long as the establishment of seed production excluding stamp duty and not subject to any deduction. In this way, the payment period of production incentives payable procedures and principles related to benefit from these payments; The title of staff, task considering the contribution to the local and the resulting seed sales proceeds is determined by the High Planning Council.
Effective Article 42 - This Law shall enter into force on the date of publication.
Execution Article 43 - This Law shall be enforced by the Council of Ministers.
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