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ESA - European Seed Association was founded in November 2000 and
merges former member associations as well as individual companies into one
single EU wide organization representing the totality of the European seed
industry active in research, breeding, production and marketing of seeds.
Today, ESA represents more than 30 national seed associations from EU
Members States and also non EU member European countries and with that
several hundred seed companies throughout Europe. Next to the association
members, ESA's membership also comprises more than 40 individual
company members, both multi-national as well as highly specialized small
and medium sized enterprises and associate members from seed related
ESA is a classical industry organization representing the interests of its
membership, the European seed industry, towards the relevant European
institutions and international instances. In its mission ESA focuses on
working for an effective protection of intellectual property rights relating to
plants and seeds; a fair and proportionate regulation of the European seed
industry; and freedom of choice for customers (farmers, growers, industry,
consumers) in supplying seeds as a result of innovative, diverse technologies
and production methods.
One of the major projects that has kept ESA and its members busy for
years now is the ongoing review of several pieces of seed-related EU
legislation. The EU legislation on seed marketing, on plant health, on GMOs
as well as on plant variety rights are all under review and are expected to
undergo some changes in the coming years. Given that all these topics are
clearly of crucial importance for all ESA members, as influencing their dayto-
day business, ESA has been actively working on achieving a fair
regulation for the European seed industry in all these aspects.
The evaluation exercise concerning all abovementioned pieces of law has
already been concluded and the projects have now entered the phase where
draft legislative texts have to be drafted by the competent European
institutions. The revision of the EU seed marketing and plant health
legislations is expected to be finalized in 2012/2013 and the GMO and plant
variety protection legislations in the following years. In order to achieve the
desired goals of its membership ESA will continue to lobby for the positions
of the European seed industry throughout the legislative procedure.

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European seed association, legislation, intellectual property

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