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Publication - Consultation Paper

Consultation on fees for seed testing, seed certification and associated seed functions

Published: 10 Mar 2017
Part of:
Farming and rural
ISBN:
9781786528360

Consultation on Scottish Government's proposal to increase certain fees for seed testing, seed certification and associated seed functions.

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37 page PDF

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Contents
Consultation on fees for seed testing, seed certification and associated seed functions
Annex A: Schedule 1 - Fees for Matters Relating to the Seed Marketing Regulations

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Annex A: Schedule 1 - Fees for Matters Relating to the Seed Marketing Regulations

Matter (1) (2) Current Fee (3) Proposed Fee (4) Change
£ £ %
A. Initial Fees
Initial fee per hectare or part thereof for crops intended to produce:-
(i) Pre-Basic Seed or Basic Seed 29.60 30.13 1.80
(i)a Pre-Basic Seed or Basic Seed (*application submitted through MySEEDS) 29.60 29.60 0.00
(ii) Certified Seed, Certified Seed of the First Generation, Certified Seed of the Second Generation or Certified Seed of the Third Generation. 4.25 4.33 1.80
(ii)a Certified Seed, Certified Seed of the First Generation, Certified Seed of the Second Generation or Certified Seed of the Third Generation. (*application submitted through MySEEDS) 4.25 4.25 0.00
B. Initial Fee Refund or Part Thereof
(i) Where an application is withdrawn before arrangements have been made for the purposes of an official examination, the initial fee shall-
(a) be reduced to the sum of £2.80 per hectare or part thereof, and 2.75 2.80 1.80
(b) otherwise not be due (and if already paid will be repaid).
C. Late Application Fees
(i) Where an application is not made by the applicable date, a fee per crop will be charged in addition to the appropriate initial fee 29.00 29.52 1.80
(ii) Where an initial fee has been charged and arrangements have been made for an official examination to be carried out by a licensed crop inspector, and the applicant subsequently requests that the examination be carried out instead by the Scottish Ministers, a fee per crop will be charged by the Scottish Ministers in addition to the appropriate crop inspection fees 29.00 29.52 1.80
D. Crop Inspection Fees
(i) Fee for the official examination of crops intended to produce Pre-Basic Seed, Basic Seed, Certified Seed, Certified Seed of the First Generation, Certified Seed of the Second Generation and Certified Seed of the Third Generation per hectare or part thereof examined. 18.80 19.14 1.80
(ii) Fee for the official field inspection of a hybrid of swede rape, per hectare or part thereof examined. 56.40 57.42 1.80
(iii) Fee for the further official examination of crops intended to produce Pre-Basic Seed, Basic Seed, Certified Seed, Certified Seed of the First Generation, Certified Seed of the Second Generation or Certified Seed of the Third Generation, per hectare or part thereof examined, except:- 18.80 19.14 1.80
(a) Further official examination of crops for wild oats, per hectare or part thereof examined 8.65 8.81 1.80
(b) Further official examination of crops in respect of isolation distance, per hectare or part thereof examined 3.40 3.46 1.80
(c) Further official examination of crops which have been lodged, per hectare or part thereof examined 7.65 7.79 1.80
(iv) Fee for authentication of seed lot sown, (where this has not been carried out at crop inspection), per crop 7.65 7.79 1.80
(v) Fee for the official examination of crops where there has been an official post control the results of which have been unsatisfactory, per hectare or part thereof examined 18.80 19.14 1.80
E. Seed Lot Fee
Fee for the issuing an official certificate or a breeder's confirmation (other than in the circumstances described under paragraph D below) in respect of a seed lot certifying the seed lot to be:-
(i) of a multiplication category 85.00 86.53 1.80
(i) of a multiplication category (*application submitted through MySEEDS) 85.00 85.00 0.00
(ii) of a final generation category 33.00 33.59 1.80
(ii) of a final generation category (*application submitted through MySEEDS) 33.00 33.00 0.00
F. Seed Lot Re-entry Fee
Fee for issuing an official certificate or a breeder's confirmation in respect of a seed lot where, following an application for certification of the seed to be within one particular category, that application has been withdrawn and a new application has been submitted for certification of the seed within another category, as follows:
(i) Pre-Basic Seed, Basic Seed, Certified Seed, Certified Seed of the First Generation 35.00 35.63 1.80
(ii) Certified Seed of the Second Generation or Certified Seed of the Third Generation 17.45 17.76 1.80
G. Sampling Fees
Fee for sampling or re sampling of a Seed lot for the purposes of an official examination, and for sampling or resampling imported Seed intended for further multiplication 50.12 51.02 1.80
H. Official Label Fee
Fee per seed lot for the issue and printing of a:-
(i) Tear resistant label for breeder's confirmation seed, Pre-Basic Seed or seed for export 40.50 41.23 1.80
(ii) Self-adhesive label for breeder's confirmation seed, Pre-Basic Seed or seed for export 28.00 28.50 1.80
I. OECD Certificate
Fee per certificate for issuing an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ( OECD) Certificate 25.00 25.45 1.80
J. Higher Voluntary Standard
Fee per seed lot for verification that a seed lot meets the applicable Higher Voluntary Standards ( HVS) 7.00 7.13 1.80

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