Publicatiedatum: 30 januari 2024
PEQ is for companies who want to import plant materials from third countries for breeding and testing within the EU. Every import contains a limited quantity of material that is at the very beginning of new developments.
Companies who want to import material to Europe apply for a request to Naktuinbouw. If the request fits within the scope of the license Naktuinbouw applies for a LoA at the NVWA. Material can be transported from the country of origin to Naktuinbouw with this LoA. A phytosanitary certificate is not required.
In the last year Naktuinbouw has developed for fruit species under supervision of the NVWA a risk-based process for PEQ. After the material is received in the Laboratory a screening on quarantine organisms follows. Once the results are available and show absence of quarantine organisms the material can proceed to the next process of plant growth, evaluation and assessed. Once a variety has passed the whole PEQ process successfully the NVWA is in charge of releasing the material. After this, the materials are ready for further distribution within the EU.
If you have any questions, please contact Naktuinbouw.