AUTHORIZATIONS TO PLACE ON THE MARKET SEED OF VARIETIES
PARTICIPATING IN THE OFFICIAL EXAMINATIONS INTENDED FOR TESTS AND TRIALS PURPOSES


LEGAL BASIS

  • Art. 108 of the Polish Seed Act of November 9, 2012 (OJ 2021, item 129)
  • Commission Decision 2004/842/EC of December 1, 2004 (OJ L 362, 09/12/2004; as amended)

CONDITIONS FOR AUTHORIZATION

Authorizations to place on the market seed of a variety intended for tests and trials purposes are granted - in the form of a decision - by the COBORU Director General for varieties of:
  • agricultural plant species, applied for the Polish National List and accepted for the official examinations,
  • vegetable species, applied for the Polish National List or for the relevant list(s) of the Member State(s) and accepted for the official examinations.

PURPOSE

Authorizations shall be granted if justifiable is gathering of:
  • information on the variety value for cultivation and use - for agricultural plant species,
  • knowledge from practical experience during variety cultivation - for vegetable species.

APPLICATION FOR AUTHORIZATION

   Application for authorization to place on the market seed of variety intended for tests and trials purposes shall be submitted to the Research Centre for Cultivar Testing (COBORU) Director by interested maintainer or person authorized by him who will place on the market variety seed material. (   form - .doc format).


A receipt of stamp duty remittance of 82 PLN should be attached to the application for authorization, according to the art. 1, par. 1, point 1c and par. 2, appendix part III par. 44 point 2 of The Law of November 16, 2006 on stamp duty (OJ of 2020, item 1546; with amendments).

A stamp duty shall be remitted on a bank account of The Municipal Office of Środa Wielkopolska

Bank account:
SWIFT (BIC): GBWCPLPP
Spółdzielczy Bank Ludowy im. Ks. P.Wawrzyniaka Filia w Środzie Wielkopolskiej
IBAN: PL 88 9084 0003 2211 0000 5975 0001

LIMITS OF SEED MATERIAL

Maximum quantities of seed of agricultural plant varieties, applied for the National List and accepted for the official examinations, authorized in Poland to place on the market for tests and trials purposes

There are no quantitative restrictions on the amount of seed that may be marketed under an authorization for vegetable plant varieties

RENEWAL OF AUTHORIZATION

The decisions on grant of authorization to place on the market seed of variety intended for tests and trials purposes are issued for a period not exceeding one year.

Authorizations shall be renewable on the applicant's request, if a variety is still being examined:
  • in case of agricultural plant species - each time, for a period not exceeding one year,
  • in case of vegetable species - maximum twice, for a period not exceeding one year each.
   Application for renewal of authorization   (form - .doc format).


A stamp duty is not obligatory for this application.

CESSATION OF VALIDITY

COBORU Director General, in the form of a decision, repeals or states expiration of authorization.
Repealing of authorization takes place in case of:
  • withdrawal of application for addition to the National List,
  • refusal to addition to the National List.
Expiration of authorization is stated if a variety is admitted to the National List.

LIST OF VALID AUTHORIZATIONS

Valid authorizations to place on the market seed of varieties intended for tests and trials purposes

Important:
A variety maintainer is obliged to inform COBORU Director General about the quantities of seed material placed on the market for tests and trials purposes, in the period for which authorization is granted, within 30 days from the day of its placing on the market.