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Commission Implementing Directive (EU) 2020/177 of 11 February 2020 amending Council Directives 66/401/EEC, 66/402/EEC, 68/193/EEC, 2002/55/EC, 2002/56/EC and 2002/57/EC, Commission Directives 93/49/EEC and 93/61/EEC and Implementing Directives 2014/21/EU and 2014/98/EU as regards pests of plants on seeds and other plant reproductive material (Text with EEA relevance)

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ANNEX VII Amendment of Directive 2002/56/EC

Directive 2002/56/EC is amended as follows:

(1)

Annex I is replaced by the following:

‘ANNEX I MINIMUM CONDITIONS TO BE SATISFIED BY SEED POTATOES

1.In the case of basic seed potatoes, the number of growing plants not breeding true to the variety and the number of plants of a different variety shall, together, not exceed 0,1 % and in the direct progeny, shall, together, not exceed 0,25 %.

2.In the case of certified seed potatoes, the number of plants not breeding true to the variety and the number of plants of a different variety, shall, together, not exceed 0,5 % and in the direct progeny, shall, together, not exceed 0,5 %.

3.Seed potatoes shall comply with the following requirements concerning the presence of regulated non-quarantine pests (RNQPs), or diseases caused by RNQPs, and the respective categories, as set out in the following table:

RNQPs or symptoms caused by RNQPsThreshold in the growing plants for basic seed potatoesThreshold in the growing plants for certified seed potatoes
Blackleg (Dickeya Samson et al. spp. [1DICKG]; Pectobacterium Waldee emend. Hauben et al. spp. [1PECBG])1,0 %4,0 %
Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum Liefting et al. [LIBEPS]0 %0 %
Candidatus Phytoplasma solani Quaglino et al. [PHYPSO]0 %0 %

Mosaic symptoms caused by viruses

and

symptoms caused by Potato leaf roll virus [PLRV00]

0,8 %6,0 %
Potato spindle tuber viroid [PSTVD0]0 %0 %
RNQPs or symptoms caused by RNQPsThreshold in the direct progeny of basic seed potatoesThreshold in the direct progeny of certified seed potatoes
Symptoms of virus infection4,0 %10,0 %

4.The maximum number of generations of basic seed potatoes shall be four, and the combined generations of pre-basic seed potatoes in the field and basic seed potatoes shall be seven.

The maximum number of generations of certified seed potatoes shall be two.

If the generation is not indicated on the official label, the seed potatoes concerned shall be considered as belonging to the maximum generation that is permitted within the respective category.’;

(2)

Annex II is replaced by the following:

ANNEX II MINIMUM QUALITY CONDITIONS FOR LOTS OF SEED POTATOES

The following tolerances for impurities, blemishes and RNQPs, or symptoms caused by RNQPs, are allowed for seed potatoes:

(1)

presence of earth and extraneous matter: 1,0 % by mass for basic seed potatoes and 2,0 % by mass for certified seed potatoes;

(2)

dry and wet rot combined, except if caused by Synchytrium endobioticum, Clavibacter michiganensis ssp. sepedonicus or Ralstonia solanacearum: 0,5 % by mass, of which wet rot 0,2 % by mass;

(3)

external blemishes, e.g. misshapen or damaged tubers: 3,0 % by mass;

(4)

common scab affecting tubers over more than one third of their surface: 5,0 % by mass;

(5)

shrivelled tubers due to excessive dehydration or dehydration caused by silver scurf: 1,0 % by mass;

(6)

RNQPs, or symptoms caused by RNQPs, on lots of seed potatoes:

RNQPs or symptoms caused by RNQPsThreshold of the presence of the RNQPs on basic seed potatoes by massThreshold of the presence of the RNQPs on certified seed potatoes by mass
Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum Liefting et al.0 %0 %
Ditylenchus destructor Thorne [DITYDE]0 %0 %
Black scurf affecting tubers over more than 10 % of their surface as caused by Thanatephorus cucumeris (A.B. Frank) Donk [RHIZSO]5,0 %5,0 %
Powdery scab affecting tubers over more than 10 % of their surface as caused by Spongospora subterranea (Wallr.) Lagerh. [SPONSU]3,0 %3,0 %;
(7)

total tolerance for items 2 to 6: 6,0 % by mass for basic seed potatoes, and 8,0 % by mass for certified seed potatoes.

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