Government Proposes Seed Mandatory Certification Initiative

Government Proposes Seed Mandatory Certification Initiative May 2, 2018Leave a comment

Government of Georgia has proposed an initiative introducing an important certification of seed materials.

Agriculture Ministry has already prepared a bill additionally, the parliament already has launched discussion process. Goal of niche is always to ensure a method of getting top-quality seed material towards the market.

In 1 year after the law enactment, Government must approve this list of agriculture plants governed by mandatory certification.

Moreover, beneath the bill, sales of seed materials put through mandatory certification is inadmissible? if these varieties usually are not part of the national list, which have to be approved in just a year following law enactment.

Certification process could be accomplished a certified body of Georgian Agriculture Ministry as well as accredited body based on Georgian legislation.

Certification fees is decided before January 1, 2019, while sales of uncertified seed materials is going to be fined by 500-1000 GEL.

Absence of obligatory certification system hinders an inflow of investments to Georgian agriculture sector, the bill’s annex reads.

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