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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 / June 2020

Seed Marketing Directives / June 2020

Study kicks off at the end of June 2020 as consultancy is chosen  The consultancy that will do the background work for the study requested by Member States to the European Commission on the options to reform the seeds marketing rules has been chosen by the...

Farm to Fork & Biodiversity Strategies / May 2020

Farm to Fork & Biodiversity Strategies / May 2020

Overarching European Strategies are expected by 20th May 2020  Both the “EU Post-2020 Biodiversity Strategy” and the cross-cutting “Farm to Fork Strategy”, which were initially expected by the end of March, will officially be announced on 20th May 2020. Both...

Organic Regulation / May 2020

Organic Regulation / May 2020

While work on the Delegated Act on Organic Heterogeneous Material is slowly moving behind closed doors, the entry into force of the Regulation may be delayed  While the lead for the Organic Regulation in the European Commission is with the Directorate General for...

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...

Organic Regulation / May 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...

Organic Regulation / Apr. 2020

The Delegated Act on Organic Heterogeneous Material is close to completion and the first Commission Implementing Regulations have been published. The new notification regime for the marketing of organic heterogeneous material (“OHM”) envisaged by the Organic...

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...

Farm to Fork & Biodiversity Strategies / Apr. 2020

New Genetic Engineering Techniques / Feb. 2020

European Commission study on “new genomic techniques”  At the end of 2019, Member States requested the Commission’s DG SANTE (Unit Biotechnology) to conduct a study to clarify the legal status of “new genomic techniques” under European law, following the European...

Seed Marketing Directives / Feb. 2020

Seed Marketing Directives / Feb. 2020

European Commission kicks off background work for the Study  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...