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PART 1Introduction

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Marketing of Fruit Plant and Propagating Material Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017 and come into operation on 29th June 2017.

Interpretation; general

2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“basic material” means propagating material intended for the production of certified material, which has been—

(a)

in relation to propagating material produced in Northern Ireland, certified as basic material in accordance with regulation 9;

(b)

in relation to propagating material produced outside Northern Ireland, certified as basic material by a responsible authority in accordance with Article 15 of Directive 2014/98/EU;

“basic mother plant” means a mother plant intended for the production of basic material;

CAC material” means propagating material and fruit plants which—

(a)

are intended for the production of propagating material, fruit plants or fruit; and

(b)

in the case of—

(i)

plant material produced in Northern Ireland, meet the requirements for CAC material in Schedule 1; or

(ii)

plant material produced outside Northern Ireland meet the requirements for CAC material in Article 23 of Directive 2014/98/EU;

“category” means pre-basic material, basic material, certified material or CAC material;

“certified” (and “certification” is to be construed accordingly) means—

(a)

in relation to plant material produced in Northern Ireland, officially certified by the Department, as the responsible authority in Northern Ireland, in accordance with regulation 9;

(b)

in relation to plant material produced outside Northern Ireland, officially certified for the purposes of Article 3 of the Directive by the responsible authority in the country or territory concerned;

“certified material” means any propagating material or fruit plants intended respectively for the production of fruit plants or the production of fruits, which have been—

(a)

in relation to propagating material and fruit plants produced in Northern Ireland, certified as certified material in accordance with regulation 9

(b)

in relation to propagating material and fruit plants produced outside Northern Ireland, certified as certified material by a responsible authority in accordance with Article 20 of Directive 2014/98/EU;

“certified mother plant” means a mother plant intended for the production of certified material;

“certified plant material” means plant material that is certified as pre-basic material, basic material or, as the case may be, certified material;

“cryopreservation” means the maintenance of plant material by cooling to ultra low temperatures in order to retain the viability of the material;

“the Department” means the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs;

“fruit plants” means plants intended to be planted or replanted, after marketing;

“inspector” means a person authorised by the Department to be an inspector for the purposes of these Regulations;

“lot” means a number of units of a single commodity, identifiable by its homogeneity of composition and origin;

“marketing” means the sale, holding with a view to sale, offer for sale, and any disposal, supply or transfer aimed at commercial exploitation of propagating material or fruit plants to third parties, whether or not for consideration, and “marketed” is to be construed accordingly;

“micropropagation” means the multiplication of plant material in order to produce a large number of plants, using in vitro culture of differentiated vegetative buds or differentiated vegetative meristems taken from a plant;

“mother plant” means an identified plant intended for propagation;

“official description” means the description of a variety provided on—

(a)

registration; or

(b)

the grant of plant variety rights;

“official examination” means an examination or inspection conducted by an inspector, including one conducted by way of sample;

“official label” means—

(a)

in relation to certified plant material produced in Northern Ireland, a label issued or approved by the Department, which has not been previously used and which meets the requirements in Part 1 of Schedule 2;

(b)

in relation to certified plant material produced outside Northern Ireland, a label issued or approved by the responsible authority in the country or territory where the plant material was produced and which meets, as appropriate to the plant material to which the label relates, the requirements of Article 2 of Directive 2014/96/EU;

“officially recognised description” means a description of key morphological features that enable the variety to be identified;

“outside Northern Ireland” means any part of the United Kingdom other than Northern Ireland or any member State other than the United Kingdom;

“plant material” means the plants and materials described in regulation 4;

“plant variety rights” means rights granted under—

(a)

Part 1 of the Plant Varieties Act 1997(1);

(b)

Council Regulation (EC) No 2100/94 on Community plant variety rights(2); or

(c)

domestic legislation in countries or territories, other than those forming part of the United Kingdom, that affords plant variety protection in accordance with UPOV;

“practically free from defects” means that defects likely to impair the quality and usefulness of the propagating material or fruit plants, are present at a level equal to, or lower than, the level expected to result from good cultivating and handling practices, and that level is consistent with good cultivating and handling practices;

“pre-basic material” means propagating material intended for the production of basic material or certified material, other than fruit plants, which has been—

(a)

in relation to propagating material produced in Northern Ireland, certified as pre-basic material in accordance with regulation 9;

(b)

in relation to propagating material produced outside Northern Ireland, certified as pre-basic material by a responsible authority in accordance with Article 3 or 4 of Directive 2014/98/EU;

“pre-basic mother plant” means a mother plant intended for the production of pre-basic material;

“propagating material” means seeds, parts of plants and all plant material, including rootstocks, intended for the propagation and production of fruit plants;

“registered as a variety” (and “registration” is to be construed accordingly) means—

(a)

registration in Northern Ireland as a variety in accordance with Schedule 3; or

(b)

registration outside Northern Ireland as a variety by the responsible authority in the country or territory in accordance with Article 4 of Directive 2014/97/EU;

“responsible authority” means the authority established or designated by a member State in accordance with Article 2(11) of the Directive, responsible for the quality of plant material in the country or territory where the plant material was produced;

“supplier” means a person who is involved professionally in the reproduction, production, preservation, treatment, importation or marketing of plant material;

“supplier’s document” means a document prepared by the supplier that meets the requirements in Part 2 of Schedule 2;

“variety” means a plant grouping within a single botanical taxon of the lowest known rank, which can be—

(a)

defined by the expression of the characteristics resulting from a given genotype or combination of genotypes;

(b)

distinguished from any other plant grouping by the expression of at least one of the said characteristics; and

(c)

considered as an entity in view of its ability to be propagated unchanged;

“visual inspection” means the examination of plants or parts of plants in facilities, fields and lots, by the Department or, where appropriate, the supplier, using the unaided eye, lens, stereoscope or microscope.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(3) applies to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

Interpretation: European Union instruments

3.—(1) In these Regulations—

Directive 2000/29/EC” means Council Directive 2000/29/EC on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community(4);

Directive 2014/96/EU” means Commission Implementing Directive 2014/96/EU on the requirements for the labelling, sealing and packaging of fruit plant propagating material and fruit plants intended for fruit production, falling within the scope of Council Directive 2008/90/EC(5);

Directive 2014/97/EU” means Commission Implementing Directive 2014/97/EU implementing Council Directive 2008/90/EC as regards the registration of suppliers and of varieties and the common list of varieties(6);

Directive 2014/98/EU” means Commission Implementing Directive 2014/98/EU implementing Council Directive 2008/90/EC as regards specific requirements for the genus and species of fruit plants referred to in Annex I thereto, specific requirements to be met by suppliers and detailed rules concerning official inspections(7);

“the Directive” means Council Directive 2008/90/EC on the marketing of fruit plant propagating material and fruit plants intended for fruit production(8).

(2) Any reference in these Regulations to Annex I, Annex II, Annex III, Annex IV or Annex V to Directive 2014/98/EU is a reference to that Annex as amended from time to time.

Plant material to which these Regulations apply

4.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), these Regulations apply in relation to—

(a)fruit plants and propagating material of the genera and species listed in Schedule 4 and their hybrids; and

(b)parts of plants, including rootstocks, of other genera or species and their hybrids if material from fruit plants listed in Schedule 4 (or any hybrid of such fruit plants) is, or is to be, grafted on to them.

(2) These Regulations do not apply in relation to plant material intended for export from Northern Ireland to any country outside the European Union, provided the plant material is identified as such and kept sufficiently isolated.

PART 2Marketing of Plant Material

Marketing of plant material

5.—(1) Plant material may only be marketed if—

(a)the plant material meets the requirements in paragraph (2); and

(b)it is marketed by a supplier registered in accordance with regulation 11.

(2) The requirements are—

(a)the plant material must be certified plant material or CAC material;

(b)except in the case of rootstocks not belonging to a variety, the plant material must be of a variety that may be marketed in accordance with regulation 7 and be marketed with a reference to the variety to which the plant material belongs in accordance with regulation 8;

(c)in the case of rootstocks not belonging to a variety, the plant material must be marketed by reference to the species or interspecific hybrid concerned;

(d)in the case of certified plant material, the plant material must be labelled, sealed and packaged in accordance with regulation 10; and

(e)in the case of CAC material, the plant material must be accompanied by a supplier’s document.

(3) The Department may authorise the marketing of plant material from any country outside the European Union if satisfied the plant material has been produced under conditions equivalent to the requirements for plant material in these Regulations.

(4) Paragraph (3) ceases to have effect on 31st December 2018.

Exemption in respect of the marketing of plant material intended for trials etc.

6.  Regulation 5(1)(a) does not apply to plant material marketed in accordance with an authorisation granted by the Department, and which is intended for—

(a)trials or scientific purposes;

(b)selection work; or

(c)measures aimed at the conservation of genetic diversity.

Varieties that may be marketed

7.—(1) For the purposes of regulation 5(2)(b), plant material is of a variety that may be marketed if the variety fulfils one or more of the requirements in paragraph (2).

(2) The variety must—

(a)be the subject to a grant of plant variety rights;

(b)be registered as a variety;

(c)be the subject of an application for—

(i)plant variety rights; or

(ii)registration as a variety;

(d)have been marketed prior to 30th September 2012 within the European Union and have an officially recognised description; or

(e)in relation to varieties with no intrinsic value for commercial crop production being marketed within the United Kingdom—

(i)have an officially recognised description; and

(ii)the plant material concerned is CAC material.

References to variety of plant material

8.—(1) For the purposes of regulation 5(2)(b), plant material is marketed with a reference to its variety if—

(a)in the case of a variety of plant material that is the subject of an application for a grant of plant variety rights, the reference is to the breeder’s reference or the proposed name of the variety;

(b)in the case of a variety that is registered as a variety, the reference is to its registered name; and

(c)in the case of a variety that is the subject of an application for such registration, the reference is to the breeder’s reference or the proposed name of the variety.

(2) In this paragraph “breeder’s reference” means the provisional identification given by a breeder to a developing variety before it acquires a name for national listing.

Certification of plant material

9.—(1) If the requirements of paragraph (2) are satisfied, the Department must—

(a)certify plant material produced in Northern Ireland as being—

(i)pre-basic material;

(ii)basic material; or

(iii)certified material;

(b)issue a certificate confirming certification (a crop inspection certificate).

(2) The requirements are that on official examination, the plant material has been found to comply with the requirements for certification set out in the relevant provisions of Schedule 5. and

(3) An application for certification of plant material produced in Northern Ireland must be made in writing to the Department and must be accompanied by such information as the Department may require.

(4) An official label issued in accordance with these Regulations in relation to certified plant material is sufficient evidence that the plant material to which the official label relates has been certified by the Department as pre-basic material, basic material or, as the case may be, certified material.

Labels, sealing and packaging certified plant material

10.—(1) Certified plant material must be labelled, sealed and packaged in accordance with this regulation and Part 1 of Schedule 2.

(2) Subject to paragraph (9), the Department must issue or approve a label (an “official label”) if that label meets the requirements in Part 1 of Schedule 2.

(3) But this regulation does not apply to the retail supply of certified plant material to a non-professional final consumer if that material is accompanied by appropriate product information.

(4) Subject to paragraphs (5) and (9), an official label must be affixed by the Department to—

(a)the certified plant material to which it relates; or

(b)where the certified material is marketed in a package, bundle or container, that package, bundle or container.

(5) Where certified plant material forms part of the same lot and is being marketed in the same package, bundle or container, a single official label may be affixed to that package, bundle or container.

(6) Where certified plant material is accompanied by a plant passport issued in accordance with Directive 2000/29/EC, that plant passport may constitute the official label if it contains the information in paragraph 4 of Schedule 2.

(7) A supplier must not market certified plant material in lots of two or more plants or parts of plants unless those lots are sufficiently homogeneous and are properly packaged.

(8) For the purposes of paragraph (7), “properly packaged” means—

(a)the plants or parts of plants are in a package or container, or form part of a bundle;

(b)in the case of a package or container, it is sealed in a way that prevents the package or container from being opened without damaging the closure;

(c)in the case of a bundle, it is tied in such a way that the plants or parts of plants forming part of the bundle cannot be separated without damaging the tie or ties; and

(d)the package, container or bundle is labelled in such a way that a removal of the official label renders the label invalid.

(9) An official label may be issued and affixed by the supplier under the supervision of the Department.

PART 3Suppliers

Registration of suppliers

11.—(1) A supplier must be registered by the Department.

(2) But this regulation does not apply to suppliers who are only marketing plant material to non-professional final consumers.

(3) An application for registration must be made in writing to the Department and must be accompanied by the information referred to in regulation 13(1)(a) to (d) and such other information as the Department may require.

(4) The Department must register a supplier if satisfied that the person will comply with the provisions of these Regulations.

(5) The Department must inform the supplier—

(a)of the Department’s decision under paragraph (4) within 28 days of making it;

(b)where the decision is to register the supplier, of their registration number;

(c)where the decision is to refuse to register the supplier, of the reasons for the refusal.

(6) A person who, immediately before the coming into operation of these Regulations, was registered for the purposes of regulation 7 of the Marketing of Fruit Plant Material Regulations 2010(9) is registered for the purposes of this regulation.

(7) A person who is registered as a plant trader for the purposes of Part 4 of the Plant Health Order (Northern Ireland) 2006(10) is registered for the purposes of this regulation.

(8) The Department may, by notice, modify a supplier’s registration or revoke or suspend a registration number if satisfied that the registered person—

(a)has failed to comply with any provisions of these Regulations; or

(b)is no longer acting as a supplier.

(9) Unless the Department otherwise directs in writing, a revocation or suspension under this regulation has immediate effect on service of the notice and continues in effect unless the registration is reinstated.

Review

12.—(1) A supplier aggrieved by a decision of the Department not to register them under regulation 11(4) or to modify, revoke or suspend their registration under regulation 11(8) may, within 21 days of being notified of the decision, apply in writing to the Department for a review of the decision by a person appointed for the purpose by the Department.

(2) The appointed person must consider the application and any representations made by the Department, and within 21 days beginning with the day on which they receive the application, or representations (whichever is the later), report in writing with a recommended course of action to the Department.

(3) The Department must then make a final decision within 28 days of receipt of the report and notify the applicant, together with the reasons for the decision.

Register of suppliers

13.—(1) The Department must maintain a register of suppliers containing the following information—

(a)the name, address and contact details of the supplier;

(b)which of the following activity or activities relating to plant material the supplier is professionally involved in—

(i)reproduction;

(ii)production;

(iii)preserving;

(iv)treating;

(v)importing;

(vi)marketing;

(c)the main genera or species the supplier is involved in;

(d)the address of the premises where the activity or activities, as the case may be, is carried out;

(e)the supplier’s registration number.

(2) A supplier must notify the Department of any change to the information referred to at paragraph (1)(a) to (d).

(3) The Department must make the register of suppliers available for inspection on request.

Supplier’s duties: identification and monitoring during production process

14.—(1) During the production of plant material, a supplier must identify and monitor and have in place a plan to identify and monitor critical points in that process.

(2) The plan must include details on—

(a)the location and number of plants;

(b)the timing of cultivation;

(c)propagating operations;

(d)packaging, storage and transportation operations.

Supplier’s duties: record keeping

15.—(1) A supplier must keep records of—

(a)any sales or purchases of plant material;

(b)all deliveries of plant material to and from the supplier’s premises;

(c)any monitoring of critical points in the production of plant material;

(d)the composition and origin of any plant material of different origins mixed by the supplier during packaging, storage or transport or at delivery;

(e)all plant material under production on their premises;

(f)field inspections and sampling and testing undertaken in relation to plant material under their control;

(g)any occurrence on their premises of—

(i)any of the organisms or diseases referred to in Part A of Annex I and in Annex II to Directive 2014/98/EU;

(ii)plant material that exceeds the tolerance levels in the relevant column of the table in Part B of Annex I to Directive 2014/98/EU;

(iii)a harmful organism listed in the Annexes to Directive 2000/29/EC;

(h)any measures taken in relation to such occurrences; and

(i)all monitoring undertaken for the purposes of regulation 14.

(2) The records referred to in this regulation must be kept for at least 3 years.

PART 4Variety register

Register of varieties

16.—(1) The Department must maintain and publish a register of varieties of plant material (“the register”) registered in accordance with Schedule 3.

(2) The register must include—

(a)the denomination of the variety and synonyms;

(b)the species the variety belongs to;

(c)the indication ‘official description’ or ‘officially recognised description’, as appropriate;

(d)the date of registration or, where applicable, of renewal of the registration;

(e)the date of the end of validity of registration.

(3) In relation to each variety registered, the Department must also keep a file containing a description of the variety and a summary of all facts relevant to the registration of the variety.

(4) Schedule 4 makes provision about the registration of varieties of plant material produced in Northern Ireland.

PART 5Enforcement

Powers of Entry

17.—(1) For the purposes of enforcing these Regulations, an inspector, on producing a duly authenticated authorisation, may enter any premises (except premises used wholly or mainly as a private dwelling house) at any reasonable hour by giving reasonable notice.

(2) But the requirement to give notice is not necessary—

(a)where reasonable efforts to agree an appointment have failed;

(b)where an inspector has reasonable suspicion of a failure to comply with these Regulations; or

(c)in an emergency.

(3) A lay magistrate may, by warrant, authorise an inspector to enter any premises, if necessary using reasonable force, if the lay magistrate is satisfied on complaint on oath—

(a)that there are reasonable grounds to enter the premises; and

(b)that any of the conditions in paragraph (4) are met.

(4) The conditions are—

(a)that entry to the premises has been, or is likely to be, refused, and notice of the intention to apply for a warrant has been given to the occupier;

(b)that asking for admission to the premises, or giving notice, would defeat the object of the entry;

(c)that entry is required urgently; or

(d)that the premises are unoccupied or the occupier is temporarily absent.

(5) A warrant is valid for 3 months.

(6) An inspector entering any premises may be accompanied by such other persons (up to a maximum of 4 persons) and such materials and equipment (including vehicles) as the inspector considers necessary for the purposes of this regulation.

(7) An inspector entering any premises which are unoccupied or from which the occupier is temporarily absent must leave them as effectively secured against unauthorised entry as they were before entry.

Search and examination

18.—(1) Where an inspector enters any premises pursuant to regulation 17, the inspector may—

(a)open any package, bundle or container;

(b)carry out any searches, inspections, measurements and tests;

(c)take samples;

(d)have access to, and inspect any books, documents or records (in whatever form they are held) relating to these Regulations and removing them to enable them to be copied;

(e)photograph or copy anything the inspector may inspect under sub-paragraph (d);

(f)photograph anything which the inspector has reasonable cause to believe may be relevant in connection with the enforcement of these Regulations; and

(g)seize any computers and associated equipment for the purpose of copying documents provided that they are returned as soon as practicable.

(2) Any person who accompanies an inspector pursuant to regulation 17(6) may perform any of the inspector’s functions under this regulation but only under the supervision of that inspector.

Information notice

19.  An inspector may, by notice served on any person require that person to provide such information as is specified in the notice in such form and within such period following service of the notice or at such time as is so specified.

Prohibition on movement

20.  An inspector may, by notice served on any person, prohibit that person from moving plant material from any premises where the inspector has reasonable grounds to suspect that the plant material fails to comply with the requirements of these Regulations.

Enforcement and prohibition notices

21.—(1) An inspector may serve a notice on any person who contravenes, or who the inspector has reasonable grounds to suspect may contravene, these Regulations—

(a)requiring that person to act in accordance with the Regulations (“an enforcement notice”); or

(b)prohibiting that person from acting in breach of them (“a prohibition notice”).

(2) The notice must give reasons for serving it and, if appropriate, specify what action must be taken and give time limits.

Appeals against enforcement notices etc.

22.—(1) Any person who is aggrieved by a decision of an inspector to serve a notice under this Part may appeal to a magistrates’ court.

(2) The procedure on appeal to a magistrates’ court is by way of notice and Part VII of the Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981(11) applies to the proceedings.

(3) The period within which an appeal must be brought is 28 days from the service of the notice or, in the case of an enforcement notice, the period specified in the notice, whichever ends earlier.

(4) A notice served under this Part must state—

(a)the right of appeal to a magistrates’ court; and

(b)the period in which such an appeal may be brought.

(5) On an appeal under this regulation, the court may either cancel or affirm the notice and, if it affirms the notice, it may do so either in its original form or with such modifications as it thinks fit.

Compliance with notices

23.  A notice served under this Part must be complied with at the expense of the person on whom it is served and, if it is not complied with, an inspector may arrange for it to be complied with at the expense of that person.

Offences and penalties

24.—(1) It is an offence—

(a)to fail to comply with a notice served under—

(i)regulation 19 (information notice);

(ii)regulation 20 (prohibition on movement);

(iii)regulation 21(1)(a) (enforcement notice);

(iv)regulation 21(1)(b) (prohibition notice).

(b)to fail, without reasonable excuse, to give any assistance that any person acting in the execution of these Regulations may reasonably require for the performance of that person’s functions under these Regulations.

(2) A person guilty of an offence under these Regulations is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

PART 6Administration and revocations

Notices etc.

25.  A notice or authorisation given under these Regulations—

(a)must be in writing;

(b)may be amended, suspended or revoked by notice; and

(c)may be subject to such conditions as the inspector considers necessary.

Arrangements for official measures

26.—(1) The Department may make such arrangements with any person (“A”) as the Department considers necessary or desirable for the purpose of enabling A to carry out official measures on the Department’s behalf.

(2) But the Department must not make any arrangement under this regulation unless satisfied that the arrangement makes provision for the purpose of preventing any person from—

(a)deriving any private gain from any official measures carried out under the arrangement; and

(b)carrying out any official measures under the arrangement except under official supervision.

(3) The Department may include in any arrangement such conditions as the Department considers necessary or desirable for the purposes referred to in paragraphs (1) and (2), including conditions—

(a)specifying—

(i)the official measures that A must carry out;

(ii)the methods to be used in connection with the official measures that A carries out;

(iii)the fees that A may charge in relation to the official measures that A carries out;

(iv)the records that A must keep in connection with the official measures that A carries out;

(b)prohibiting A from—

(i)charging fees in relation to the official measures that A carries out under the arrangement except to the extent that these do not exceed the costs that A incurs in carrying them out;

(ii)carrying out the official measures except under official supervision;

(c)prohibiting A from making any further arrangement with any other person (“B”) for any purpose in connection with the carrying out of the official measures that A has arranged with the Department to carry out unless—

(i)the Department has approved all the conditions of the further arrangement and A has received the prior written approval of the Department to make the further arrangement;

(ii)the further arrangement includes a condition prohibiting B from making any subsequent arrangements for any purpose connected with the carrying out of the official measures in respect of which the Department made the arrangement with A;

(iii)the further arrangement includes an acknowledgement by A and B that the Department may vary, revoke or suspend the further arrangement if it appears to the Department that B is not complying, or has failed to comply, with any condition of the further arrangement; and

(iv)the further arrangement includes the conditions specified in sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) of this paragraph and for these purposes references in those sub-paragraphs to A are to be construed as references to B and references to “the arrangement” are to be construed as references to the further arrangement.

(4) The Department must not approve the making of any further arrangement under this regulation unless satisfied that B will not—

(a)derive any private gain from any official measures that B is to be authorised to carry out under the further arrangement;

(b)carry out any official measures under the further arrangement except under official supervision.

(5) The Department may, by written notice to A or B (as the case may be), vary, suspend or revoke an arrangement or further arrangement, or any conditions of an arrangement or further arrangement made under this regulation.

(6) A notice given under paragraph (5) must specify—

(a)in respect of a variation or revocation, the date from which the variation or revocation takes effect;

(b)in respect of a suspension, the period during which the suspension has effect.

(7) When a variation, revocation or suspension has effect, the Department may, for any purposes in relation to these Regulations, continue to have regard to such of the official measures carried out under an arrangement (or further arrangement) which was varied, revoked or suspended as appear to the Department to be official measures carried out in accordance with the provisions of these Regulations.

(8) In this regulation, “official measures” include official examinations, inspections, sampling and testing.

Transitional provisions

27.—(1) This regulation applies to plant material produced from a parent plant existing before 29th June 2017.

(2) Plant material to which this regulation applies may only be marketed if—

(a)the parent plant meets any certification or CAC requirements relevant to it under the Marketing of Fruit Plant Material Regulations 2010; and

(b)the supplier’s document accompanying it, or the official label affixed to it (or, as the case may be, to the package, bundle or container in which the plant material is marketed), includes a reference to Article 32 of Directive 2014/98/EU.

(3) In this regulation—

“parent plant” means a pre-basic mother plant, a basic mother plant, a certified mother plant or CAC material;

(4) This regulation ceases to have effect on 31st December 2022.

Revocation

28.  The Marketing of Fruit Plant Material Regulations 2010(12) are revoked.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs on 28th June 2017.

Legal seal

Malcolm Beatty

A senior officer of the

Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

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