EU Examinations Offices

  • Agricultural Research Center
    EE Estonia
  • APHA (Animal & Plant Health Agency)
    GB United Kingdom
  • BAES (Bundesamt für Ernährungssicherheit)
    AT Austria
  • Bundessortenamt
    DE Germany
  • COBORU
    PL Poland
  • CRA-W (Centre Wallon de Recherches Agronomiques)
    BE Belgium
  • CREA-FRU (Centro di Ricerca per la Frutticoltura)
    IT Italy
  • CREA-SCS (Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura)
    IT Italy
  • CREA-VIT (Centro di Ricerca per la Vicicoltura)
    IT Italy
  • DAFM (Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine)
    IE Ireland
  • DGAV (Direção Geral de Alimentação e Veterinária)
    PT Portugal
  • EVIRA (Finnish Food Safety Authority)
    FI Finland
  • GEVES (Groupe d’étude et de contrôle des variétés et des semences)
    FR France
  • IASAS (Executive Agency for Variety Testing, Field Inspection and Seed Control)
    BG Bulgaria
  • ILVO (Instituut voor Landbouw- en Visserijonderzoek eenheid Plant)
    BE Belgium
  • Ministry of Rural Development and Food
    GR Greece
  • Naktuinbouw
    NL Netherlands
  • NEBIH (National Food Chain Safety Office)
    HU Hungary
  • NIAB
    GB United Kingdom
  • OEVV (Oficina Española de Variedades Vegetales)
    ES Spain
  • Swedish Board of Agriculture
    SE Sweden
  • TystofteFoundation
    DK Denmark
  • UKSUP (Central Controlling and Testing Institute in Agriculture of Slovakia)
    SK Slovakia
  • UKZUZ (Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture)
    CZ Czech Republic
  • University of Aarhus – Aarslev
    DK Denmark

Non EU examinations offices

The CPVO has cooperation with the following non EU Examination Offices either for taking over DUS reports for some specific species or for organising technical examinations for particular species for which no EU examination office is available.

  • ARO (The Agriculture Research Organisation)
  • DAFF (Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries)
    ZA South Africa
  • MAFF (The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Seeds & Seedlings)
  • PVR (The Plant Variety Rights Office of New Zealand)
    NZ New Zealand
  • SNICS (The National Seed Inspection and Certification Service)
    MX Mexico
  • Taiwan Intellectual Property Office
  • The Plant Breeders Rights Office
    AU Australia

International Organisations

  • AIPH (International Association of Horticultural Producers)
    GB United Kingdom
  • CIOPORA (International community of breeders of asexually reproduced ornamental and fruit-tree varieties)
    DE Germany
  • ESA (European Seed Association)
    BE Belgium
  • ISF (International Seed Federation)
    CH Switzerland
  • ISHS (International Society of Horticultural Science)
    BE Belgium
  • ISTA (International Seed Testing Association)
    CH Switzerland
  • UPOV (International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants)
    CH Switzerland

EU institutions

  • EUROPA (European Commission)
    BE Belgium
  • European Agencies
  • Health & Consumer Protection DG (European Commission)
    BE Belgium