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Council Directive 70/458/EEC on the marketing of vegetable seed.

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This Directive shall apply to vegetable seed marketed within the Community. The Member States shall provide that vegetable seed may not be certified, checked as standard seed and marketed unless the variety is officially accepted in one or more Member States. Each Member State shall establish one or more catalogues of the varieties officially accepted for certification, checking as standard seed and marketing in its territory. The catalogues shall be subdivided according to varieties: (a) whose seed may be certified as either " basic seed" or " certified seed", or may be checked as "standard seed" and, (b) whose seed may not be checked except as standard seed. The Member States shall require that basic seed, certified seed and standard seed be marketed only in sufficiently homogeneous lots and in sealed containers bearing, as prescribed in articles 25 and 26, a sealing device and markings. Annexes are on conditions for crop certification, conditions to be satisfied by the seed an on the label.
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CELEX-EUR Official Journal L 225, 12 October 1970, pp. 7-21.
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