EC-LLD
DG SANTE
Seed Marketing Directives / September 2020

Seed Marketing Directives / September 2020

Study on options to reform underway The consultancy (ICF Consulting) chosen by the European Commission to undertake the background work for the study requested by Member States on the options to reform European seeds marketing rules has contacted a very limited number...

Seed Marketing Directives / July and Aug. 2020

Seed Marketing Directives / July and Aug. 2020

Preliminary interviews for the study under way – European Commission reaction to French amendment to its national seed laws  The consultancy (ICF) that will do the background work for the study requested by Member States to the European Commission on the options to...

Organic Regulation / June 2020

Organic Regulation / June 2020

Last Rounds for Organic Heterogeneous Material (“OHM”)  While the lead for the Organic Regulation in the European Commission is with the Directorate General for Agriculture (DG AGRI, Unit Organic), the technical work on the new notification regime for the...

Organic Regulation / June 2020

Seed Marketing / May 2020

Directives European Commission is currently examining applications to its tender on the Study for possible reform  The procedure for the study requested by Member States to the European Commission by 31st December 2020 on the options to reform the seeds marketing...

Farm to Fork & Biodiversity Strategies / Apr. 2020

Farm to Fork & Biodiversity Strategies / Apr. 2020

Overarching European Strategies delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic  Within its European Green Deal, the European Commission will adopt two overarching strategies that have an impact on crop biodiversity, namely the “EU Post-2020 Biodiversity Strategy” and the...

Seed Marketing Directives / Apr. 2020

Seed Marketing Directives / Apr. 2020

European Commission Study kick off delayed to Summer 2020 In November 2019, Member States of the European Union have requested the European Commission to conduct a study on the Union’s options to update the existing legislation on the production and marketing of plant...

Farm to Fork Strategy / Feb. 2020

New cross-boundary EU food policy effort coordinated by DG SANTE  Within its European Green Deal, the new European Commission’s major ambition that has a direct impact on crop biodiversity is the cross-cutting “Farm to Fork Strategy”. The Strategy, which is...

Seed Marketing Directives / Apr. 2020

Organic Regulation / Feb. 2020

Drafting of the Delegated and Implementing Acts on seeds progresses  Adopted in 2018, and entering into force in January 2021, the Organic Regulation offers considerable advances for the marketing of organic seeds, either from “organic heterogeneous material”, or...