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USDA Will Now Accept EU DUS Reports in Asexually Reproduced Varieties

Angers/Washington, D.C., March 15 - CPVO has announced that, effective immediately, the U.S. PVP Office will accept DUS reports from the CPVO and its entrusted Examinations Offices in the EU Member States for all asexually reproduced plant variety applications. DUS reports for sexually propagated varieties can also be accepted, on a case-by-case basis, if the applications fulfill certain criteria, e.g., in crops that are new to the U.S. Plant Variety Protection Office.

Questions pertaining to the EU DUS report takeover can be addressed to the Commissioner Jeffery Haynes at


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