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Commission Implementing Directive 2014/96/EU of 15 October 2014 on the requirements for the labelling, sealing and packaging of fruit plant propagating material and fruit plants intended for fruit production, falling within the scope of Council Directive 2008/90/EC

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Article 2Label for pre-basic, basic or certified material

1.Member States shall ensure that for pre-basic, basic or certified material a label complying with paragraphs 2 to 5 is prepared and affixed by the responsible official body to the plants or parts of plants to be marketed as propagating material or fruit plants. Member States may provide that the responsible official body may allow the supplier to prepare and affix the label under its supervision. The design of the label shall be established by the responsible official body, in accordance with paragraphs 2, 3 and 4.

Propagating material or fruit plants forming part of the same lot may be marketed with a single label where such material or such plants are part of the same package, bundle or container, and that label is affixed in accordance with the second subparagraph of paragraph 5.

Member States may provide that fruit plants, which are one or more years old, are to be labelled individually. In this case, labelling may be carried out in the field before or during uprooting or later. Where labelling is carried out later, plants of the same lot shall be uprooted together and be kept separate from other lots in labelled containers until those plants are labelled.

2.The label shall contain the following information:

(a)

the indication ‘EU rules and standards’;

(b)

Member State of labelling or the respective code;

(c)

responsible official body or the respective code;

(d)

name of supplier or its registration number/code issued by the responsible official body;

(e)

reference number of package or bundle, individual serial number, week number or batch number;

(f)

botanical name;

(g)

category, and for basic material also the generation number;

(h)

denomination of the variety and, where appropriate, the clone. In the case of rootstocks not belonging to a variety, the name of the species or the interspecific hybrid concerned. For grafted fruit plants such information shall be given for the rootstock and the top-graft. For varieties for which an application for official registration or for a plant variety right is pending, such information shall indicate: ‘proposed denomination’ and ‘application pending’;

(i)

the indication ‘variety with an officially recognised description’, where appropriate;

(j)

quantity;

(k)

country of production and the respective code, where different from the Member State of labelling;

(l)

year of issue;

(m)

in case the original label is replaced by another label: the year of issue of the original label.

3.The label shall be indelibly printed in one of the official languages of the Union, easily visible and legible.

4.If a coloured label is used in respect of any category of plants or parts of plants, the colour of the label shall be:

(a)

white with a diagonal violet stripe for pre-basic-material;

(b)

white for basic material;

(c)

blue for certified material.

5.The label shall be affixed to the plants or parts of plants to be marketed as propagating material or fruit plants. Where such plants or parts of plants are to be marketed in a package, bundle or container, the label shall be affixed to that package, bundle or container.

Where, in accordance with the second subparagraph of paragraph 1, propagating material or fruit plants are marketed with a single label, that label shall be affixed to the package, bundle or container formed by that propagating material or those fruit plants.

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