Here you will find the relevant application forms and technical questionnaires needed when applying for variety testing and admission to the variety database.
Consequences of EU-judgment on Mutagenesis Techniques
The European Court of Justice has ruled that varieties produced by new mutagenesis techniques are to be considered as GMOs
The European Court of Justice ruling on a number of new mutagenesis techniques means that varieties produced by the new mutagenesis techniques have to be considered as GMOs. Therefore these varieties can only be registered on the national variety lists if they have been approved in acordance with EU GMO legislation.
New mutagenesis techniques have to be considered as tools to produce GMOs and therefore the resulting plants are subject to EU GMO regulation. This is the status after the European Court of Justice ruling in the principal case (C-518/16), which was issued on 25 July 2018.
Agricultural crops produced with new mutagenesis techniques must be risk assessed
The decision states that varieties produced by the new mutagenesis techniques have to be considered as genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and due to this they are covered by the full GMO regulation of the EU. As a result, agricultural crops produced by the new mutagenesis techniques (eg CRISPR-Cas) can only be grown in the EU after prior authorization for cultivation as GMO’s. Such new agricultural crops therefore are subjected to a risk assessment that investigates whether the crops have a negative effect on humans and nature.
GMO approval before registration on the national variety list
The EU Commission and EU Member States are now focusing on implementing the European Court of Justice ruling. Therefore, Member States must ensure that agricultural crops produced by the new mutagenesis techniques are to be managed according to GMO legislation.
The TystofteFonden has therefore included a further clarification in our application forms. Applicants have to declare if their variety “is genetically modified (GM) or does the variety descend from a genetically modified variety, subject to GM-regulation, according to 2001/18/EC, annex 1 A, part 1 and the European Court of Justice decision (C-518/16) of July 25th, 2018?
We encourage that new applications use the updated application forms and technical questionnaires from our website – alternatively we will subsequently ask for documentation regarding the gmo status of the newly applied varieties.
Read more about the consequences of the court decision on the Danish Agricultural Agency’s website here.
Anmeldelse til sortslisteoptagelse – National Listing Application form 03.2019
Anmeldelse til plantenyhedsbeskyttelse – Application for Plant Breeders Rights – 03.2019
Anmeldelse om sortslisteoptagelse af bevaringssorter – Application National Listing of conservation Varieties
Anmeldelse af yderligere vedligeholder til sortslisteoptagelse – Application of additional maintainer regarding National Listing – 03.2019