Factsheet: Act on Trade in Forest Reproductive Material

Act on Trade in Forest Reproductive Material

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Act on Trade in Forest Reproductive Material
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Laki metsänviljelyaineiston kaupasta
Description: 
(1) The provisions of this act apply to the production, marketing and import of forest reproductive material. This act does not apply to small-scale production, marketing or import of forest reproductive material which is practised on a non-professional basis. (2) This Act implements Council Directive 1999/105/EC on the marketing of forest reproductive material. (3) This Act also applies to seeds of tree species and artificial hybrids listed in Annex I of the Directive which may be used in the production of both ornamental plants and forest trees. (4) In addition to provisions laid down in this Act, provisions laid down in or issued under the Plant Protection Act (1203/1994) shall be complied with.
Goal/Aim: 
Preserve forest biodiversity

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2003
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2014