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The Seed Marketing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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8.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), seed to which these Regulations apply may only be marketed as seed if it is—

(a)certified under regulation 10 and 11 as being one of the categories in regulation 5;

(b)packaged and sealed in accordance with regulation 16; and

(c)labelled in accordance with regulation 17;

(2) Subject to regulation 27, seed to which this paragraph applies may only be marketed as seed if it is—

(a)seed which has been certified in another part of the United Kingdom;

(b)seed which has been imported from another member State and is—

(i)officially certified by or on behalf of the competent seed certification authority in another member State; and

(ii)packaged, sealed and labelled in accordance with the relevant requirements in the Directive relating to that seed;

(c)seed which has been imported from a third country that has been granted equivalence under Council Decision 2003/17/EC (on the equivalence of field inspections carried out in third countries on seed-producing crops and on the equivalence of seed produced in third countries), and is—

(i)seed of the species specified in Annex I to the decision and has been produced in the third countries listed in that Annex and officially certified by the authorities listed in that Annex; and

(ii)satisfies the conditions laid down in point B of Annex II to that Decision.

(3) No person shall market any seed to which these Regulations apply unless they are licensed to do so in accordance with regulation 20.

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