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PR(09)03: Iceland fails to incorporate a Regulation on seeds


The EFTA Surveillance Authority has decided to deliver a reasoned opinion to Iceland for failure to incorporate a Regulation on seeds.[1]  The Regulation amends the rules on the suitability of names proposed for varieties of agricultural plants and vegetable seeds.

Iceland should have incorporated the Regulation by 8 December 2007.

Delivering a reasoned opinion is the second stage in infringement proceedings. The EFTA Surveillance Authority may bring the matter before the EFTA Court if Iceland fails to take satisfactory measures within two months of receiving the reasoned opinion.


For further information, please contact:

Helen Pope
Officer, Internal Market Affairs Directorate
Tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 38

Inge Hausken Thygesen
Press & Information Officer, Legal and Executive Affairs Directorate
Tel (+32)(0)2 286 18 66, or (+32) (0)475 81 36 59

Brussels, 21 January 2009

[1]Commission Regulation (EC) 920/2007 of 1 August 2007amending Regulation (EC) No 930/2000 establishing implementing rules as to the suitability of the denomination of varieties of agricultural plant species and vegetable species   

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