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Order No. 98 on seeds.

Type of law

The Order sets regulations on the sale of seeds (specified in Appendix 2). The document applies to batches 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. Businesses shall be subject to the inspection of lots which must comply with standards set in Appendix 3 and 5 on the variety and content of species. Applications for permission to trade in environmental seed mixtures shall be submitted to the Agency on special form by March 1 of the year of production. All costs associated with the inspection shall be borne by the company. Inspection fees should be applied in accordance with relevant international standards. The Danish AgriFish Agency may certify a party of seeds in adherence to regulations for certification of internationally-sold seeds by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), should a lot be exported to a non-EU member state. There is no standard format for communicating control culture results. As a minimum, the statement should clearly indicate which authority has carried out the cultivation, be designed in Danish or English, clearly indicate which party carries out inspections, include the text "The sample(s) has/have been found true to type and meet(s) the EU-norms for varietal purity. The post control has been carried out according to the OECD Rules and the guidelines for control plot testing." (Appendix 12).
Appendix 1 - List of appendices.
Appendix 2 - Species covered by this Order.
Appendix 3 - Breeding standards.
Appendix 4 - Authorization of field inspectors, samplers, companies and departments using authorized samplers and seed testing laboratories.
Appendix 5 - Quality standards.
Appendix 6 - Labelling.
Appendix 7 - Sale of varieties being tested for inclusion in the catalogue.
Appendix 8 - Approval to produce larger quantities of grass.
Appendix 9 - Details on conservation varieties.
Appendix 10 - Labelling of environmental seed mixtures.
Appendix 11 Third countries, authorities and species thereof equivalent to Member States.
Appendix 12 - Conditions for performance of inspection.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
1 February 2015.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om markfr .
Repealed by