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Federal Law on the Production, Certification and Trade of Seeds

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Year of current version:2007
Date of entry into force of original text:August 12, 2010
Date of Text (Enacted):June 12, 2007
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Other, Plant Variety Protection
Notes:
New Law published in the Official Journal of the Federation on June 15, 2007

The provisions under the Law regulate Article 27 Section XX of the Mexican Constitution.

The objectives of the Law are set forth under Article 2, "[t]he enforcement and application of this Law shall be carried out by the Federal Executive through the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food, and seeks to regulate:
I. Certified seed production;
II. Evaluation of seeds; and
III. The marketing and distribution of seeds.
The subjects of this Law are: seed producers and traders, breeders, plant breeders and keepers, the Regional and State Advisory Committees for Seeds, consumer farmer associations of seeds, higher education institutions, research institutions and certification bodies engaged in activities relating to matters regulated by this Law.”

In accordance with the provisions of Article 42, all actions taken by the Secretariat in the implementation of this law may be subject of administrative appeal under the terms of the Federal Administrative Procedure Law.

(Courtesy Translation of Article 2)
Available Texts: 
Spanish

Ley Federal de Producción, Certificación y Comercio de Semillas Ley Federal de Producción, Certificación y Comercio de Semillas, Complete document (pdf) [87 KB] Ley Federal de Producción, Certificación y Comercio de Semillas, Complete document (htm) [138 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:MX058

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