New EU directives: mandatory registration of fruit varieties

07 april 2015

Per January 2017 new directives Fruit crops will be effective. The introduction of this has implications for the cultivation and trade of fruit tree growers. 

On 24 February 2015 there has been meeting at Naktuinbouw to discuss the implications on the new directives in practice. The meeting was visited by fruit tree growers (wholesale and small fruits). 

Starting from 2017 only varieties that are registered within the EU may be professionally grown and traded in Netherlands. The period 2012-2017 is a transitional period. A practical explanation of the procedure, registration possibilities and the signing up of new varieties for registration is given is this document.

The meeting was attended by about 50 growers. In addition to the registration of fruit varieties, various other topics came along on which the registration new fruit directives has impact. Such as certification and quality systems.

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