This evaluation of the Community acquis on the marketing of seed and plant propagating material (S&PM) was carried out as part of the Food Chain Evaluation Consortium and was placed in the context of the Better Regulation initiative.
The first step of this review process consisted of an evaluation of the current legislation that provided documented answers on the strengths and weaknesses of the current system for achieving the set objectives, and highlighted the need to set new objectives in order to respond to new and anticipated challenges. An equally important aim was to explore the possibilities for simplification and a reduction of administrative burdens on both public authorities and private sector stakeholders.
The conclusions of the evaluation and the recommendations made by the evaluators have fed into the review of the Community legislation on the marketing of S&PM.
Partners: Agra CEAS and Van Dijk Management Consultants via the FCEC.
Link to the report