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The amendments to the 1994 Regulations give effect to Council Directive 98/95/EC (O.J. No. L25, 1.2.1999, p. 1) in respect of the consolidation of the internal market, genetically modified plant resources and plant genetic resources. This directive amended Council Directive 70/458/EEC (O.J. No. L225, 12.10.1970, p. 7) on the marketing of vegetable seed.
These amending Regulations—
(a)amend definitions in the 1994 Regulations, including the definitions of “marketing” and “official examination”;
(b)include provisions in regulation 5 in relation to marketing and marketing authorisations, tests and trials, seed as grown, selection work and other scientific purposes; and make consequential amendments to regulation 4;
(c)include in regulation 5 provision in relation to the marketing of genetically modified vegetable seeds;
(d)amend regulation 9 to make provisions in relation to clear indications for genetically modified varieties; and
(e)amend Schedule 6 to make provision for the supply of information about imported seeds.
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