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The effects on trading position of vegetable, fruit, agricultural crops, and propagating material of forest crops: termination of the transition right on 31 December 2020.
Update 15 December 2020
Termination of transition period Brexit
The United Kingdom (UK) has left the EU on 31 January 2020. At the moment a transition period is still in force, until 31 December 2020. In this period all EU-regulations and laws are still in force for the UK. For civilians and companies, in this period almost nothing has changed. Due to the transition period, companies were able to prepare themselves to the new agreements that the EU and the UK are going to make after 31 December 2020.
Currently, it is very unlikely that a new trading agreement will be adopted before 31 December 2020. A No Deal Brexit becomes more likely step by step.
We want to inform you again that:
a) If you want to continue trading of varieties of vegetables, fruits, agricultural crops, and propagating material of forest crops from 1 January 2021 onwards within the EU: these varieties must be listed in a Member State of the EU (wether or not through an agreement with a (local) representative). After this, these varieties are automatically listed in the Common Catalogue of the EU (for propagating material of forest crops in Forematis).
b) If you want to continue trading of varieties of vegetables, fruits, agricultural crops, and propagating material of forest crops from 1 January 2021 onwards within the UK: these varieties (wether or not through an agreement with a (local) representative) must be registered on the national list of the UK.
Explanation: registration and maintenance has to take place in the European Union either or in the United Kingdom
The Law prescribes that the variety or the propagating material has to be registered in an EU-Member State for trading within the EU or in the UK for trading in the UK. It is the responsibility of the companies to take care for this.
We want to stress the fact that varieties of vegetables, fruits, agricultural crops, and propagating material of forest crops that are listed only via the National List of the UK in the Common Catalogue – after the transition period – will be removed from the Common Catalogue.
Agreement with a (local) representative
If you have not yet organized this registration we advise you to organize the maintenance of your varieties in the territory of the EU either or in that of the UK – before the end of the year – through an agreement with a (local) representative.
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