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Order No. 265 on seeds.

Type of law

The Order sets regulations on the sale of seeds (specified in Appendix 2). Any trade of seeds shall be subject to registration with the Danish AgriFish Agency after approved certification. A batch including mixtures of seeds must be notified for certification in sealed units and marked with official labels. Weight of seeds shall not exceed 5% of the following: lupin, field peas, faba bean and vetch species (30 tonnes), beet seeds (20 tonnes) and other species (10 tonnes). The Danish AgriFish Agency may certify a party of seeds in adherence to regulations for certification of internationally-sold seeds by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), should a lot be exported to a non-EU member state.
Appendix 1 - List of appendices.
Appendix 2 - Species covered by the Order.
Appendix 3 - Breeding standards.
Appendix 4 - Certification of field inspectors, samplers, companies and departments who use authorized samplers and seed testing laboratories.
Appendix 5 - Quality standards.
Appendix 6 Labelling.
Appendix 7 - Sale of varieties being tested for inclusion on the blacklist.
Appendix 8 - Approval to produce large quantities of grass.
Appendix 9 - Particularly on conservation varieties.
Appendix 10 - Labelling of environmental seed mixtures.
Appendix 11 Third countries and authorities and species in these countries equivalent to Member States.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
20 March 2013.
Implementing Commission Directive 2005/77/EC of 11 November 2005 amending Annex V to Council Directive 2000/29/EC on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om markfr .
Repealed by