The purpose of the S3 is to provide applicants with the list of examination offices which are currently entrusted to carry out the DUS technical examinations on behalf of the CPVO according to the species.

In the frame of the UK withdrawal from the EU, the CPVO launched an extraordinary new species procedure 2017-B in June 2017, with the aim to make it possible for Examination Offices in the EU to show their interest to carry out tests for the botanical taxa concerned. The outcome of the procedure has been approved by the Administrative Council on 04 October 2017 and the list of entrusted offices is available here under. The S3 has been updated accordingly.