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The Seed Potatoes Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Marketing of seed potatoes

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4.—(1) A person shall not market any seed potatoes other than—

(a)pre-basic seed potatoes;

(b)for seed potato production, basic seed potatoes that fulfil the conditions for—

(i)“Union grade S” as set out in points 1(a)(ii) to (v) and 1(b)(i) to (iv) of Annex I to Directive 2014/20/EU; or

(ii)“Union grade SE” as set out in points 2(a)(ii) to (v) and 2(b)(i) to (iv) of Annex I to Directive 2014/20/EU;

(c)for potato production, basic seed potatoes that fulfil the conditions for—

(i)“Union grade S” as set out in points 1(a)(ii) to (v) and 1(b)(i) to (iv) of Annex I to Directive 2014/20/EU;

(ii)“Union grade SE” as set out in points 2(a)(ii) to (v) and 2(b)(i) to (iv) of Annex I to Directive 2014/20/EU;

(iii)“Union grade E” as set out in points 3(a)(ii) to (v) and 3(b)(i) to (iv) of Annex I to Directive 2014/20/EU;

(d)test and trial seed potatoes;

(e)scientific purposes and selection work seed potatoes.

(2) A person shall not market any seed potatoes which have been treated with a product which is produced primarily as an application for inhibiting germination.

(3) In this regulation “scientific purposes and selection work seed potatoes” means—

(a)in relation to seed potatoes produced in Northern Ireland, seed potatoes which have been authorised by the Department for marketing in accordance with regulation 6; and

(b)in relation to seed potatoes produced outside Northern Ireland, seed potatoes which have been authorised by the certification authority in the country or territory where the seed potatoes were produced for marketing in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) of Council Directive 2002/56/EC.

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