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The Latvian Plant Varieties Catalogue is a list of plant varieties in which seed of cereals, fodder plants, oil plants and fibre plants, beet, potato and vegetable varieties is permitted to be certified and verified and sold in accordance with the rules for growing and marketing of seed.
The variety shall be included in the catalogue if:
1) it has been recognised as different, uniform and stable;
2) its name complies with the requirements of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) and European Union legislation;
3) after the assessment of the economic characteristics of the variety it has been recognised as complying with the requirements specified in regulatory enactments.
In order to include a plant variety in the Latvian Catalogue of Plant Varieties, a person shall submit a submission to the State Plant Protection Service.

Process description

  1. Service requests
    • Customer sends documents to or official electronic address
    • documents must be signed with a secure electronic signature

    • Customer sends documents by mail

    In person
    • customer arrives at the State Plant Protection Service and submits documents

    Documents to be submitted:
    • a mandate (if the application is submitted by the authorised representative)
    • Information on the date of payment of the State fee
    • in the case of varietal differences, uniformity and stability tests:
    - Varietal Check Report
    - a description of the variety issued by the institution which carried out the variety inspection or a certified copy of the variety description
    • in the absence of a verification of varietal diversity, uniformity and stability - a technical questionnaire for the variety in accordance with regulatory enactments
    • in the case of a potato variety resistant to potato cyst nematode or cancer, a statement by the appropriate authority regarding the resistance of the variety to potato cyst nematode and the resistance to potato cancer

    The State Plant Protection Service shall:
    • review the documents submitted;
    • take a decision regarding registration of the application variety for inclusion in the Latvian Plant Varieties Catalogue.

  2. Payment of state fee
    Prior to receipt of the service, the State fee of EUR 17,07 shall be paid in accordance with Section 2.3 of Cabinet Regulation No. 1026 of 1 October 2013, Regulations Regarding State Charge in the Field of Seed.

    State Fee Properties
    Consignee: Treasury
    Registration No 90000050138
    Account No. LV37TREL1060160919900
    Bank: Treasury
    Notes: Revenue classification code
    Purpose: On the inclusion of a variety in the Latvian Catalogue of Plant Varieties

  3. Receipt of services
    • Customer receives notification regarding registration of the application or refusal of registration to the specified e-mail address or official electronic address

    • Customer receives notification regarding registration of the application or refusal of registration to the specified postal address

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