1 Title, application and commencement

The title of these Regulations is the Seed Marketing (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013. They apply in relation to Wales and come into force on 10 May 2013.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 10 May 2013: see above.

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2 Amendment of the Seed Marketing (Wales) Regulations 2012

2Amendment of the Seed Marketing (Wales) Regulations 2012

The Seed Marketing (Wales) Regulations 2012 are amended as follows.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 10 May 2013: see reg 1.

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3 Regulation 3 (interpretation of other terms)

3Regulation 3 (interpretation of other terms)

In regulation 3(2)—

(a)    at the end of sub-paragraph (g), omit “and”;

(b)    after sub-paragraph (h), insert—

“and

(i)    Council Decision 2003/17/EC on the equivalence of field inspections carried out in third countries on seed-producing crops and on the equivalence of seed produced in third countries,”; and

(c)    for “those Directives”, substitute “those instruments”.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 10 May 2013: see reg 1.

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4 Licences for temporary experiments

4Licences for temporary experiments

After regulation 21, insert—

“21A Licences for temporary experiments

The Welsh Ministers may by licence exempt any person or class of person from compliance with any provision of these Regulations for the purposes of a temporary experiment organised under—

(a)    Article 19 of Council Directive 2002/54/EC on the marketing of beet seed;

(b)    Article 13a of Council Directive 66/402/EEC on the marketing of cereal seed;

(c)    Article 13a of Council Directive 66/401/EEC on the marketing of fodder plant seed;

(d)    Article 16 of Council Directive 2002/57/EC on the marketing of seed of oil and fibre plants; or

(e)    Article 33 of Council Directive 2002/55/EC on the marketing of vegetable seed.”

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 10 May 2013: see reg 1.

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Signature

Alun Davies

Minister for Natural Resources and Food, one of the Welsh Ministers

14 April 2013

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EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Seed Marketing (Wales) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/245) (“the principal Regulations”).

Regulation 3 adds Council Decision 2003/17/EC on the equivalence of field inspections carried out in third countries on seed-producing crops and on the equivalence of seed produced in third countries (OJ No L 8, 14.1.2003, p 10) to the list of EU instruments in respect of which references in the principal Regulations are to be construed as references to those instruments as amended from time to time.

Regulation 4 allows the Welsh Ministers to license exemptions for temporary experiments organised under any of the five European Directives on the marketing of, respectively, beet seed, cereal seed, fodder plant seed, seed of oil and fibre plants and vegetable seed. Other provisions of these Directives are already implemented (in relation to Wales) by the principal Regulations.

The Welsh Ministers' Code of Practice on the carrying out of Regulatory Impact Assessments was considered in relation to these Regulations. As a result it was not considered necessary to carry out a regulatory impact assessment as to the likely costs and benefits of complying with these Regulations.

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