The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted the resolution “On approval of the Procedure for issuing or refusing to issue, reissuing, canceling confirmation of import into Ukraine and export from Ukraine of samples of seeds and planting material of plant varieties and control over their use.”
The resolution fulfills Ukraine’s European integration obligations to enable entrepreneurs to use a small number of seeds and planting material of unregistered varieties for scientific purposes or breeding work.
According to the resolution, the appropriate procedure for issuing or refusing, reissuing, and canceling confirmation of importation of seed samples and planting material of plant varieties into Ukraine and control over their use is established.
Also, it is approved the application form for issuing confirmation and importing into Ukraine samples of seeds and planting material of plant varieties that are not included in the State Register of Plant Varieties, suitable for distribution, selection, research works, and their display.
Control over the use of seed samples and planting material is carried out by the State Production and Consumer Service.
This should simplify, in particular, the importation of plant variety samples for trials within the procedure for patenting plant variety rights.