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The Seed Marketing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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12.—(1) The Department may authorise a producer to place on the market small quantities of seed (other than vegetable seed) for scientific or selection purposes.

(2) The Department may grant an authorisation whether or not the variety is listed on the National List or the Common Catalogue.

(3) An applicant must be a producer established in Northern Ireland.

(4) In addition to the other labelling requirements in these Regulations, the package must have an official label which must—

(a)be coloured orange; and

(b)where applicable, include the words “variety not yet officially listed”.

(5) The person marketing the seed must—

(a)retain a sample of each seed lot marketed and keep it for at least two years; and

(b)record for each sale the name and address of the buyer and keep the record for at least three years.

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