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Submission of information on available organic seed and propagating material
The selected organisation: Valsts augu aizsardzības dienests
Short description:
In organic farming, seed and vegetative propagating material not produced by the organic production method shall be permitted if seed of biological origin and vegetative propagating material are not available.
In order to help farmers find organic seed and vegetative propagating material, each Member State of the European Union shall ensure the establishment of an electronic database indicating the varieties for which organically grown seed and vegetative propagating material are available on the national market.
In Latvia, such data shall be available in the State Plant Protection Service information system databases in accordance with the information submitted by producers/processors/importers of seed and vegetative propagating material regarding seed of biological origin and vegetative propagating material offered for sale.
The State Plant Protection Service shall:
• assess the information submitted by the producer/processor/importer of seed or vegetative propagating material;
• decide on the inclusion of information in the “Available database for organic seed and seed potatoes” or “Available database for the vegetative propagation of organic farming material”.
Any person
A person registered in the Register of Seed Growers and Seed Traders and included in the control system for organic farming and who:
• produce, prepare or import from a third country organic agricultural products (seed and vegetative propagating material) for sale
• sells the following products:
Deadline for the submission of information
For seed and seed potatoes:
• covered area for vegetables – 20 January
• for corn cereals, beetroot, fodder plants, flax, summer rapeseed, summer colza and other oil plants and fibre plants, as well as open-field vegetables - February 5
• for potatoes - April 5
• winter rape, winter colza – July 20
• Christmas cereals – 5 September
For other vegetative propagating material:
• vegetables and other flounder - April 5
• for strawberries – 20 July
• fruit trees and breast-beds – 10 May and 5 September

Date of receipt of the service - within five working days
Process description
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Appeal possibilities (administrative procedure)
The decision may be contested to the Director of the State Plant Protection Service within one month from the date of the coming into force of the decision, address: Great Name Street 36, Riga, LV-1006, or e-mail:
• seed material of biological origin must be certified in accordance with the regulatory enactments regarding growing and marketing of seed and comply with the requirements of organic farming
• if the available quantity of seed or vegetative propagating material changes, the person shall, within one working day, inform the State Plant Protection Service in writing thereof, which shall update the information in the State information system for the monitoring of crops within a period of three working days after receipt of the information
If all the necessary information has not been specified in the submission, the State Plant Protection Service shall request in writing to make adjustments, which shall be performed within ten working days
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Valsts augu aizsardzības dienests
Contact information: Valsts augu aizsardzības dienests

Lielvārdes iela 36, Rīga, LV-1006

Tālrunis: 67027406

Information about service restored: 2020.05.28.