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1 Comparison of norms RUCIP vs UNECE Meeting of Unece Seed Potatoes on march 15 th Genéve, Switserland WELCOME

2 EUROPATAT / RUCIP Jan Gottschall Jan Gottschall Secretary commission seed potato of Europatat Secretary commission seed potato of Europatat Secretary seed potato NAO (NL) Jan Gottschall Jan Gottschall Tel Tel

3 EUROPATAT Established 1952 Established 1952 Representing the seed & ware potato trade in Europe Representing the seed & ware potato trade in Europe Members national organizations of 14 countries (mainly MS) Members national organizations of 14 countries (mainly MS) Associated members of 3 MS (when no national organization in country) Associated members of 3 MS (when no national organization in country) Europatat 2010: proposal to give companies possibility to join Europatat Europatat 2010: proposal to give companies possibility to join Europatat

4 EUROPATAT MISSION Improvement of commercial and international activities of the potato trade Improvement of commercial and international activities of the potato trade Protection of professional interest and the commercial function on a European and international level Protection of professional interest and the commercial function on a European and international level Representing the profession in and at official and international organizations Representing the profession in and at official and international organizations

5 RUCIP 1956 RUCIP created: ‘Rules and Usages for the Inter European Trade in Potatoes’ 1956 RUCIP created: ‘Rules and Usages for the Inter European Trade in Potatoes’ RUCIP-committee determines rules and usages: RUCIP-committee determines rules and usages: –EUROPATAT (Wholesalers) –Intercoop Europe (cooperatives) –And in 1970: UEITP (L’union Européenne des industries de transformation de la pomme de terre) (Processing industry) RUCIP includes an international expertise and arbitration system RUCIP includes an international expertise and arbitration system

6 RUCIP MEMBERS Members of EUROPATAT who use RUCIP (13 countries): Members of EUROPATAT who use RUCIP (13 countries): –Belgium –Czech Republic –Cyprus –France –Germany –Ireland –Italy –Luxemburg –Netherlands –Norway –Spain –UK –Switserland Candidat: Slovak Republic Candidat: Slovak Republic

7 RUCIP THREE PARTS 1) Rucip rules and practices (e.g. tolerances defects) 1) Rucip rules and practices (e.g. tolerances defects) 2) Rules for expert assessment (e.g. ways to do a request for assessment) 2) Rules for expert assessment (e.g. ways to do a request for assessment) 3) Rules for arbitration (e.g. time limits, correspondence) 3) Rules for arbitration (e.g. time limits, correspondence)

8 1) RUCIP RULES General arrangements (e.g. area of application) General arrangements (e.g. area of application) The contract (e.g. time limits, what should be in the contract) The contract (e.g. time limits, what should be in the contract) The goods (e.g. tolerances) The goods (e.g. tolerances) Transport costs and risks (e.g. definition franco frontier) Transport costs and risks (e.g. definition franco frontier) Delivery and payment Delivery and payment Failure to execute, putting in default, non- payment, reasons for exemption Failure to execute, putting in default, non- payment, reasons for exemption Claims and expert assessments Claims and expert assessments Disputes Disputes

9 THE GOODS: RUCIP vs UNECE I) Definition of produce (UNECE) -Separate article (7) definition of lot in RUCIP -Same origin -Same region of production -Same variety -Same size -Homogeneous lot (RUCIP) -RUCIP no chances expexted

10 II) PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE VARIETY (UNECE) Absent in RUCIP (no DUS mentioned) Absent in RUCIP (no DUS mentioned) Variety only mentioned in article 8.4 RUCIP Variety only mentioned in article 8.4 RUCIP  Seed Potatoes must be of the variety stipulated in the contract RUCIP no chances expected RUCIP no chances expected

11 II) PROVISIONS CONCERNING QUALITY (UNECE) UNECE has three classes (pre-basic, basic category and certified) UNECE has three classes (pre-basic, basic category and certified) RUCIP only certified by authority RUCIP only certified by authority UNECE refers to annexes I,II and III UNECE refers to annexes I,II and III

12 II) PROVISIONS CONCERNING QUALITY (UNECE) Annex I: minimum conditions pre-basic Tissue Culture Annex I: minimum conditions pre-basic Tissue Culture –Absent in RUCIP Annex II: conditions crop Annex II: conditions crop –Absent in RUCIP Annex III: minimum quality conditions lots seed potatoes Annex III: minimum quality conditions lots seed potatoes –Compareable with article 8.5 RUCIP

13 ANNEX III (UNECE) Sheet nr 1 Comparison on bases ‘certified’ (because RUCIP doesn’t know pre-basis, basis seed and certified) Comparison on bases ‘certified’ (because RUCIP doesn’t know pre-basis, basis seed and certified) Tolerances for defects and diseases seed potato tubers (% weight) Tolerances for defects and diseases seed potato tubers (% weight) UNECERUCIPUNECE / RUCIP Presence of earth and extraneous matter2 % Same Dry and wet rot1 % Same External effects (misshapen / damaged)3 % Same

14 ANNEX III (UNECE) Sheet nr 2 UNECERUCIPUNECE/RUCIP Scab (normal and netted)> 33,3 % surface>1/3 surfaceSame 5 % weight Same Powdery scab> 10% surfaceabsentRUCIP adapts to UN 3 % weightabsentRUCIP adapts to UN

15 ANNEX III (UNECE) Sheet nr 3 UNECERUCIPUNECE / RUCIP Rhizoctonia> 10 % surfaceUnder conditionRUCIP adapts to UN 5 % weight33 % weightRUCIP adapts to UN Shrivelled tubers (dehydrated / wrinkled) 1 % weightabsentNot changed in RUCIP Total tolerance6 % weight same

16 TOLERANCE IN RUCIP NOT IN ANNEX III UNECE (% weight, unless otherwise mentioned) UNECERUCIPUNECE / RUCIP Silber scurfabsent5 % (dehydrated)No change RUCIP One eye coveredNo change RUCIP Out of size3 or 10 %3 %No change RUCIP UNECE V

17 TOLERANCES IN RUCIP NOT IN ANNEX III UNECE UNECERUCIPUNECE / RUCIP Sprouted tubersabsent33 % weightNo change RUCIP January 1 st not sprouted Feb 1 st to march 15 th max 10 mm From march 16 th max 15 mm No change RUCIP

18 ANNEX III B UNECERUCIP* Clavibacter michiganensis sep. (ringrot) / Corynebacterium sepedonicum (ringrot)freefree* Dytelenchus destructor (pot. rot)freefree** Globedera / Heterodera rostochiensis (PCN)freefree* Globedere / Heterodera pallida (PCN)freefree* Meloidogyne chitwoodifreefree** Meloidogyne fallaxfreefree** Pseudomonas Solanacearum / Ralsonia solanacearum (brown rot)freefree* PSTVfreefree** Synchytrium endobioticum (wrat)freefree* Tomato Stolburfreefree** * ) refers in annex 5 to directive 2002/56/EC. Other organisms not mentioned separately in RUCIP **) HO in directive 2000/29/EC No change RUCIP necessary

19 III PROVISIONS CONCERNING QUALITY (UNECE) No issues for RUCIP: No issues for RUCIP: III C Derogation from classification (subclasses per country possible) III DSampling III E Comparative trials

20 IV PROVISIONS CONCERNING SIZING (UNECE) Minimum size 25 mm Minimum size 25 mm From 35 mm, differences max and min limits should be multiples of 5 mm From 35 mm, differences max and min limits should be multiples of 5 mm Max difference 20 mm square gauges Max difference 20 mm square gauges RUCIP no restrictions (won’t be changed) RUCIP no restrictions (won’t be changed)

21 V PROVISIONS CONCERNING TOLERANCES FOR SIZING (UNECE) UNECE UNECE –10 % deviation of 5 mm from minimum size when tubers have a length of at least twice their maximum width –Other lots: 3 % weight deviation min and max RUCIP RUCIP –3 % deviation min and max –RUCIP won’t be changed

22 VI PROVISIONS CONCERNING PRESENTATION (UNECE) A) Condition of containers A) Condition of containers –UNECE : New bags / other containers may be reused when clean –RUCIP: article 8.2 : new packaging obligated

23 VI PROVISIONS CONCERNING PRESENTATION (UNECE) B) Closing of containers B) Closing of containers –UNECE: Official closing or unter official control, containers cannot be opened without damaging or without evidence of tampering –RUCIP: article 8.2 : tamper – proof closure, official label, transport document

24 VI PROVISIONS CONCERNING PRESENTATION (UNECE) C) Nature of contents of containers C) Nature of contents of containers –UNECE: each container has tubers of same variety, category, class, size and origin, lots will be homogeneous –RUCIP: article 7: same origin, region of production, variety, size. Article 8.4 variety, category, class and origin must correspond with contract.

25 VII PROVISIONS CONCERNING MARKING UNECE and RUCIP more or less the same: UNECE and RUCIP more or less the same: –UNECE  A) Official label (colours corresponding with UNECE standard)  B) Official statement (label on container)  C) Re-labelling (official report on label when re- opened, or new and old label the same)  D) Suppliers label –RUCIP  Article 8.2: tamper proof closure, official label, transport document

26 VII PROVISIONS CONCERNING MARKING UNECE and RUCIP: UNECE and RUCIP: –UNECE  D) Chemical treatment (active substance mentioned ond container or on label) –RUCIP  Article 8.6 No change RUCIP No change RUCIP

27 SUMMARY EUROPATAT EUROPATAT RUCIP ORGANISATION RUCIP ORGANISATION COMPARISON UNECE VS RUCIP COMPARISON UNECE VS RUCIP THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION


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