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The Marketing of Fruit Plant and Propagating Material Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 Introduction

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation; general

    3. 3.Interpretation: European Union instruments

    4. 4.Plant material to which these Regulations apply

  3. PART 2 Marketing of Plant Material

    1. 5.Marketing of plant material

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

    3. 7.Varieties that may be marketed

    4. 8.References to variety of plant material

    5. 9.Certification of plant material

    6. 10.Labels, sealing and packaging certified plant material

  4. PART 3 Suppliers

    1. 11.Registration of suppliers

    2. 12.Review

    3. 13.Register of suppliers

    4. 14.Supplier’s duties: identification and monitoring during production process

    5. 15.Supplier’s duties: record keeping

  5. PART 4 Variety register

    1. 16.Register of varieties

  6. PART 5 Enforcement

    1. 17.Powers of Entry

    2. 18.Search and examination

    3. 19.Information notice

    4. 20.Prohibition on movement

    5. 21.Enforcement and prohibition notices

    6. 22.Appeals against enforcement notices etc.

    7. 23.Compliance with notices

    8. 24.Offences and penalties

  7. PART 6 Administration and revocations

    1. 25.Notices etc.

    2. 26.Arrangements for official measures

    3. 27.Transitional provisions

    4. 28.Revocation

  8. Signature

  9. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      CAC material

      1. 1.Conditions for CAC material (other than rootstocks not belonging to a variety)

      2. 2.Rootstocks not belonging to a variety

      3. 3.Trueness to the description of the variety

      4. 4.Health requirements: CAC material

      5. 5.Defects: CAC material

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Official labels and supplier’s documents

      1. PART 1 Official labels

        1. 1.An official label used in relation to pre-basic material must...

        2. 2.An official label used in relation to basic material must...

        3. 3.An official label used in relation to certified material must...

        4. 4.An official label must— (a) contain the statement “EU rules...

        5. 5.The information and particulars required on an official label must...

      2. PART 2 Supplier’s documents

        1. 6.A supplier’s document must— (a) contain the statement “EU rules...

        2. 7.The information and particulars required in a supplier’s document must...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Registration of varieties

      1. 1.Registration

      2. 2.Application for registration with an official description

      3. 3.Growing trials

      4. 4.Duration and renewal of acceptance

      5. 5.Removal from register

      6. 6.Additional requirements for genetically modified varieties

      7. 7.Additional requirements for products to be used as genetically modified food or feed

      8. 8.Distinctness

      9. 9.Uniformity

      10. 10.Stability

      11. 11.Interpretation

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Genera and species to which these Regulations apply

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Certification requirements

      1. PART 1 Interpretation

        1. 1.Interpretation

        2. 2.Official inspections

      2. PART 2 Certification of pre-basic material

        1. 3.Propagating material (other than mother plants and rootstocks)

        2. 4.Rootstocks not belonging to a variety

        3. 5.Requirements for the acceptance of a pre-basic mother plant

        4. 6.Requirements for the acceptance of a rootstock not belonging to a variety

        5. 7.Verification of trueness to the description of the variety

        6. 8.Maintenance requirements: pre-basic material and pre-basic mother plants

        7. 9.Health requirements: candidate pre-basic mother plants and pre-basic mother plants produced by renewal

        8. 10.Health requirements: pre-basic material and pre-basic mother plants

        9. 11.Soil requirements

        10. 12.Requirements concerning defects likely to impair quality

        11. 13.Requirements concerning multiplication, renewal and propagation of pre-basic mother plants

      3. PART 3 Certification of basic material

        1. 14.Propagating material (other than mother plants and other than rootstocks not belonging to a variety)

        2. 15.Rootstock not belonging to a variety

        3. 16.Health requirements: basic mother plant or basic material

        4. 17.Soil requirements: basic material

        5. 18.Maintenance of basic mother plants and basic material

        6. 19.Conditions for multiplication

      4. PART 4 Certification of certified material

        1. 20.Propagating material (other than mother plants) and fruit plants

        2. 21.Rootstock not belonging to a variety

        3. 22.Health requirements: certified material

        4. 23.Soil requirements: certified mother plants and certified material

  10. Explanatory Note

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