Obligations of the registered suppliers
A supplier must provide that the agricultural plant seed fulfils the prescribed conditions in the market. A supplier must, in particular:
implement the inspections to monitor and control crucial points of production of seed units of agricultural plants that could have an impact on its quality (in particular on variety or species presence and purity and health status); implement measures necessary to prevent the expansion of pests; take samples and send them for a laboratory analysis; provide traceability and recognition of every group of seed units of agricultural plants; keep records and evidence on the origin and quality of the seed units of agricultural plants; keep records and evidence on the purchase and sale or supply of seed units of agricultural plants; provide the implementation of supervision; implement prescribed measures, ordered according to official or inspection supervision.
A supplier must keep all certificates and records from the previous paragraph for at least a year, and for fruit plants, vine, hops and multi-annual ornamental plants for at least three years.
Records and other documentation on the inspections, conducted measures and traceability which is appropriately kept.