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Seed Act (2019/600).

Country/Territory
Finland
Document type
Legislation
Date
2019
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Cultivated plants
Keyword
Planting material/seeds Basic legislation Plant production Plant variety Packaging/labelling International trade Certification GMO Authorization/permit Registration Biotechnology Institution Governance Inspection Enforcement/compliance Offences/penalties
Geographical area
Arctic, Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Entry into force notes
Enters into force on 1 July 2019.
Abstract

This Act lays down rule relative to the production, placing on the market, import and export of seeds and seed potatoes used as propagating material for agricultural and horticultural species. Its purpose is to maintain and promote high-quality plant production by ensuring the production and use of high-quality and suitable seeds for plant conditions in Finland and to provide necessary information on the seed. It does not apply to seeds for sale in small quantities to end-users. Provisions on measures to preserve a good state of health for plants and to combat plant pests and prevent their spread are in the Act on the Protection of Plant Health (702/2003). Provisions regarding the requirements regarding organically produced seed are also in the Act on Supervision of Organic Production (294/2015).

Full text
Swedish
Website
www.finlex.fi

References - Legislation

Repeals

Seed Trade Act (No. 728 of 2000).

Legislation | Finland | 2000

Keyword: Planting material/seeds, Basic legislation, Plant production, Plant variety, International trade, Certification, GMO, Authorization/permit, Registration, Biotechnology

Source: FAO, FAOLEX