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Reports by UPOV Members, Observers

The following are selected reports by representatives of members and observers of UPOV regarding the situation in the Legislative, Administrative and Technical Fields prepared for the Fiftieth Ordinary Session of UPOV in Geneva on October 28, 2016. CIOPORA would like to highlight the following reports

for our member community.


1. Situation in the legislative field 1.1 Amendments of the law and the implementing regulations – Adaptation to the 1991 Act of the Convention Belgian law has already been made compliant with the 1991 Act of the Convention. This was achieved by Book XI, ‘Title 3. - Plant Breeders’ rights’ of the Code of Economic Law which entered into force on July 1st, 2015 (Moniteur Belge, March 29th, 2013, p. 19975). Currently a legislative proposal is being prepared to proceed with the official ratification of the 1991 Act of the Convention. This proposal will be finalised in the fall of 2016 and is expected to go to parliament in 2017. 1.2 Extension of protection to further genera and species Since the entry into force on July 1st, 2015 of Book XI, ‘Title 3. - Plant Breeders