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EU Expert Mission on Establishment of National Catalogues of Plant Varieties

On 4-6 July, experts from Italy and Poland will visit Georgia to assist the country with the establishment of a national catalogue of plant varieties. Particular attention will be paid to harmonising the country’s relevant national legislation with EU law.

EU experts will provide advice on the finalisation of the by-laws necessary to create a national variety catalogue and help identify relevant EU legal provisions for this purpose.

The mission is organised by the European Commission’s Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument (TAIEX) in cooperation with the country’s agriculture ministry.

This expert mission is the second TAIEX activity in a planned series of events based around creating a national catalogue of plant varieties in Georgia.

TAIEX is a demand-driven tool that supports partner countries with the adaptation of national laws, regulations and quality standards to match those of EU Member States in the framework of Cooperation or Association Agreements signed with the EU. In the Eastern Neighbourhood, TAIEX works with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.