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Council Directive 98/56/EC on the marketing of propagating material of ornamental plants.

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Date of original text

This Directive shall apply to the marketing of propagating material of ornamental plants within the Community. This shall be without prejudice to the rules on protection of wild flora, the rules on packaging and packaging waste, or, save where otherwise provided for in this Directive or on the basis thereof, the plant health rules. Suppliers may market propagating material only if it meets the requirements such as those on marketing, packaging and labelling laid down in this Directive. Importers from third countries are required to ensure that propagating material is affords equivalent guarantees in all respects to material produced in the Community in accordance with this Directive.
Date of consolidation/reprint
An unofficial consolidated version, including amendments done by Council Regulation (EC) No 806/2003, Council Directive 2003/61/EC, and Regulation (EU) No 652/2014, is attached.
Serial Imprint
CELEX-EUR Official Journal L 226, 13 August 1998 pp. 16-23. For consolidated version 1998L0056, 30 May 2014, pp. 1-15.
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