The basis for filing third country synonyms can be found in the Keuringsreglement NL, article 14. It follows from this article that all propagation material intended for export must comply equally with all EU requirements. Companies may deviate from this, provided that the material complies with the requirements of the third country and that it has been reported to Naktuinbouw.
Naktuinbouw implements the reporting obligation with the overview of third country synonyms. In addition, inclusion in the overview ensures that the name of the variety is known to Naktuinbouw, preventing another company from trying to get this variety or another variety under that name on the EU common catalogue. In those cases we can alert companies to this.
Applying for a third country synonym can be done by sending a third country synonym application form via e-mail. Naktuinbouw will make sure that applications will be registered strictly confidential. A third country synonym will be checked and processed administratively. If you wish, we will issue a declaration.