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FARMERS' RIGHTS LEGISLATION & POLICY DATABASE:

New Zealand


Legislation on Farmers' Rights and community rights related to crop genetic resources

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Legislation on conservation and sustainable use of crop genetic resources

No legislation found


Traditional knowledge legislation

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Bioprospecting legislation with access and benefit sharing provisions

No legislation found


Seed laws, including seed certification rules

No legislation found


Laws on plant variety protection, also called plant breeders' rights legislation

Plant Variety Rights Act 1987
   Status: Adopted as of 21 February 1987
   Relevant provisions: Part 1. Grant of Plant Variety Rights.
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Plant Variety Rights Amendment Act 1990
   Status: Adopted as of 1 August 1990
   Relevant provisions: 2. Interpretation.
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Plant Variety Rights Amendment Act 1994
   Status: Adopted as of 1 July 1994
   Relevant provisions: 2. Interpretation.
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Plant Variety Rights (Grantees` Rights) Order 1997
   Status: Adopted as of 18 December 1997
   Relevant provisions: 2. Exclusive right to propagate for commercial production.
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Plant Variety Rights Regulations 1988
   Status: Adopted as of 19 May 1988
   Relevant provisions: Part 1. Prescribed Matters.
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Plant Variety Rights Regulations 1988, Amendment No. 1
   Status: Adopted as of 24 July 1989
   Relevant provisions: 2. Quantities of seed to be provided with applications.
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Plant Variety Rights Regulations 1988, Amendment No. 2
   Status: Adopted as of 1 July 1993
   Relevant provisions: 2. New First Schedule substituted.
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Patent laws

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