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The Seed Marketing Regulations 2011

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1

    1. 1.Title, application and commencement

    2. 2.Meaning of “marketing”

    3. 3.Interpretation of other terms

  3. PART 2

    1. 4.Seed to which these Regulations apply

    2. 5.Categories of seed

    3. 6.Breeder’s seed

    4. 7.Maintainers for pre-basic and basic seed

  4. PART 3

    1. 8.Marketing seed

    2. 9.Exceptions

    3. 10.Overriding requirements: the building blocks necessary for certification

    4. 11.Detailed requirements for certification

    5. 12.Crop inspections

    6. 13.Standard of seed at the time of marketing

    7. 14.Re-grading a crop or seed

    8. 15.Control plots and tests

    9. 16.Packaging and sealing

    10. 17.Labelling

    11. 18.Mixtures of seed

    12. 19.Records

  5. PART 4

    1. 20.Operations requiring a licence from the Secretary of State

    2. 21.Licensing crop inspectors, seed samplers and seed testing stations

    3. 21A.Licences for temporary experiments

    4. 22.General provisions relating to licences

  6. PART 5

    1. 23.Withdrawing certification

    2. 24.Sampling for enforcement purposes

    3. 25.Forms of certificates used for enforcement

    4. 26.Certification for export

    5. 27.Importation from outside the European Union

    6. 28.Appeals

    7. 28A.Arrangements for official measures

    8. 29.Fees

    9. 30.Marketing seed under a specific derogation

    10. 31.Confidentiality

    11. 32.Licensing and certifying in another part of the United Kingdom

    12. 33.Transitional provisions

    13. 33A.Review

    14. 34.Revocation

  7. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Seed to which these Regulations apply

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Certification requirements

      1. Part A1 Introduction

        1. A1.Interpretation

      2. PART 1 Beet

        1. 1.Scope of Part 1

        2. 2.Interpretation of Part 1

        3. 3.Permitted types of beet seed

        4. 4.Meaning of “pre-basic seed”

        5. 5.Meaning of “basic seed”

        6. 6.Meaning of “certified seed”

        7. 7.Crop and seed requirements

      3. PART 2 Cereals

        1. CHAPTER 1 Types of seed

          1. 8.Scope of Part 2

          2. 9.Permitted types of cereal seed

          3. 10.Meaning of “pre-basic seed” (including hybrids)

          4. 11.Meaning of “basic seed”

          5. 12.Meaning of “certified seed”

          6. 13.Meaning of “certified seed, first generation”

          7. 14.Meaning of “certified seed, second generation”

          8. 15.Crop and seed requirements

        2. CHAPTER 2 Higher voluntary standards

          1. 16.Higher voluntary standards for cereals

          2. 17.Additional requirements for barley, wheat, durum wheat and spelt wheat

          3. 18.Seed from other plants

          4. 19.Ergot and sclerotia

      4. PART 3 Fodder plants

        1. CHAPTER 1 Basic standards

          1. 20.Scope of Part 3

          2. 21.Permitted types of fodder seed

          3. 22.Meaning of “pre-basic seed”

          4. 23.Meaning of “basic seed”

          5. 24.Meaning of “certified seed”

          6. 25.Meaning of “certified seed, first generation”

          7. 26.Meaning of “certified seed, second generation”

          8. 27.Meaning of “commercial seed”

          9. 28.Crop and seed requirements

        2. CHAPTER 2 Higher voluntary standards

          1. 29.Higher voluntary standards for fodder seed

          2. 30.Minimum standards for purity and other species of seed in the sample

      5. PART 4 Oil and fibre

        1. 31.Scope of Part 4

        2. 32.Permitted types of oil and fibre seed

        3. 33.Meaning of “pre-basic seed”

        4. 34.Meaning of “basic seed” for non-hybrid varieties

        5. 35.Meaning of “basic seed” for inbred lines

        6. 36.Meaning of “basic seed” for simple hybrids

        7. 37.Meaning of “certified seed”

        8. 38.Meaning of “certified seed, first generation”

        9. 39.Meaning of “certified seed, second generation”

        10. 40.Meaning of “certified seed, third generation”

        11. 41.Meaning of “commercial seed”

        12. 42.Crop and seed requirements

        13. 43.Requirements for a varietal association

      6. PART 5 Vegetables

        1. 44.Scope of Part 5

        2. 45.Permitted types of vegetable seed

        3. 46.Meaning of “pre-basic seed”

        4. 47.Meaning of “basic seed”

        5. 48.Meaning of “certified seed”

        6. 49.Meaning of “standard seed”

        7. 50.Crop and seed requirements

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Labelling and loose sales

      1. PART 1 Introduction

        1. 1.Types of label

        2. 2.Time of labelling

        3. 3.Genetically modified varieties

        4. 4.Chemical treatment of seed

      2. PART 2 Official labels

        1. 5.Official labels: general requirements

        2. 6.Official labels for pre-basic seed

        3. 7.Official labels for basic seed and certified seed

        4. 8.Official labels for commercial seed not certified as to variety

        5. 9.Labelling mixtures

      3. PART 3 Additional requirements for official labels for specific species

        1. 10.Introduction

        2. 11.Additional requirements for beet seed

        3. 12.Additional requirements for cereal seed

        4. 13.Additional requirements for fodder seed

        5. 14.Additional requirements for oil and fibre seed

      4. PART 4 Supplier’s labels

        1. 15.Meaning of “supplier’s label”

        2. 16.Labelling a package

        3. 17.References to weights in this Part

        4. 18.Breeder’s seed: supplier’s labels

        5. 19.Beet seed: supplier’s labels

        6. 20.Cereal seed: supplier’s labels

        7. 21.Fodder seed (agricultural or amenity): packages that may be labelled with a supplier’s label

        8. 22.Fodder seed other than a mixture: labelling requirements

        9. 23.Fodder seed mixture: labelling requirements

        10. 24.Oil and fibre seed: supplier’s labels

        11. 25.Vegetable seed: supplier’s labels

      5. PART 5 Sales of loose seed

        1. 26.Sales of loose seed

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Exceptions

      1. PART 1 Supply of seed other than by way of marketing

        1. 1.Early multiplication of seed

        2. 2.Seed as grown

        3. 3.Farm saved seed

      2. PART 2 Marketing seed that does not comply with Schedule 2

        1. 4.Seed with a declared lower germination

        2. 5.Early movement of seed

        3. 6.Tetrazolium testing for cereal seed

        4. 7.Marketing seed of conservation varieties

        5. 8.Marketing preservation mixtures that include uncertified fodder seed

        6. 9.Marketing unlisted varieties (other than vegetable seed) for tests and trials

        7. 10.Marketing unlisted varieties of vegetable seed

        8. 11.Marketing for scientific or selection purposes

        9. 12.Restrictions relating to genetically modified seed

        10. 13.Marketing imported seed to be labelled as HVS

        11. 14.Marketing seed certified in another European Single Market State

        12. 15.Marketing seed of amateur vegetable varieties

      3. PART 3 Certifying seed that does not fully comply with these Regulations

        1. 16.Seed not finally certified, harvested in another European Single Market State

        2. 17.Seed not finally certified, harvested in a third country

        3. 18.Marketing extensions

  8. Explanatory Note

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