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March 29, 2018

Businesses throughout Africa often face higher tariffs on the intracontinental exports than when they export outside of Africa. The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) signed by 44 African countries on March 22 in Kigali, Rwanda, aims to put an end to the high tariffs opening borders for trade between the signatory states.

The agreement...

March 22, 2018

CPVO is considering to launch SEPA Direct Debit Project, which will allow to automatically recover the amounts due in application and CPVR fees from title holders. Once launched, the project will create a more efficient and an easy-to-use payment system for the CPVR users, further reduce the administrative load for both applicants and the CPVO, and help a...

March 15, 2018

The co-owner of Kientzler and InnovaPlant Helmut Kientzler (68) passed away unexpectedly on March 7.

Born on February 8, 1950, the second son of Kientzler founders Else and Ludwig Kientzler, Helmut started his career in the family business aged 22 after acquiring his degree in economics. Over the course of his professional career, Helmut made a significant...

March 12, 2018

On occasion of the CIOPORA Annual General Meeting in Ghent, on April 26 CIOPORA and ILVO Plant will hold a Public Conference on Technical and Legal Aspects of Biotechnology in Ornamentals and Fruits at the ILVO Plant's Headquarters in Melle, Belgium.

The event program features an impressive lineup of speakers from the leading European research institutions...

March 5, 2018

On February 21 – 23, CIOPORA Secretary General visited India to speak at the two-day International Workshop on India – EU collaboration in Seed Sector Development and PVP (download the agenda).
Dr. Krieger was joined by CIOPORA Board members Bruno Etavard and Maarten Leune, as well as the Vice Head Technical Expert for Fruits, Yael Miara.

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