Companies that intend to market and trade propagating material (within the EU) for floricultural crops (cut flowers, pot plants and bedding plants) must register with Naktuinbouw. Companies such as garden centres or hardware stores, that intend to supply or sell to consumers only, do not need to register.
This registration obligation is based on the Seeds and Planting Materials Act and the Dutch Plant Diseases Act. As a supplier of propagating material in the Netherlands, you have to be registered with Naktuinbouw. We are the authority tasked with monitoring companies active in the floriculture sector. This is obligatory under the terms of European Trade Directives and Dutch legislation.
Approximately 3,000 registered companies are listed with Naktuinbouw. These include breeders, propagators, producers, processing companies and traders. If your company is registered with Naktuinbouw, your propagating material may be traded within Europe.
Do you intend to trade your crops and wish to register? To register, contact the Administration Team at the Inspection department. Your application will then be processed in the following steps:
- Application to register
- Receive info pack
- Allocation of inspector
- Appointment with inspector
- Registration finalised
The Naktuinbouw board establishes our inspection fees each year. The fees are subsequently approved by the Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. The costs are charged based on the cost-maker cost-bearer principle. The fees for inspection can be found here Rates/fees.
Do you intend to trade your crops and wish to register? To register, contact the Administration Team at the Inspection department at Naktuinbouw (see details below).