Activity licence for packaging forest tree seeds

The packaging of forest tree seeds is regulated by the following acts:

  • Plant Propagation and Plant Variety Rights Act;
  • Regulation No. 86 of the Minister of the Environment “Requirements for producing cultivating material, laboratories using micropropagation, packaging, closing and labelling of sales packages and requirements for self-regulation; the content and procedures of forwarding of the notice regarding the marketing of cultivation material into another Member State”.

Requirements to the submitter

An entrepreneur is issued an activity licence for packaging forest tree seeds if the entrepreneur has the use of the following:

  • A separate room for weighing and packaging the seeds.
  • A refrigerated chamber equipped with a cooling system or an ordinary refrigerator for storing and preserving seeds.
  • Verified scales for determining a mass of up to 10 kilograms with the accuracy of 0.1 grams.
  • In the case of the initial compiler of the seed lot, the cone processing technology that precludes the admixture of lots.

Cross-border operation

The supplying of cultivating material, including the packaging of forest tree seeds is regulated by Council Directive 99/105/EC on the marketing of forest reproductive material. Member States have specified responsible authorities on their territory, who can provide specific information regarding the implementation of the requirements of the aforementioned directive in the respective Member State.

Filling in and submission of a notice

To acquire an activity license, you must submit a respective application (link) and the following supplementary documents:

  • The name of the tree species, the seeds of which are to be packaged.
  • Buildings and their location for describing the packaging base, the names and marking of existing equipment, and the number of employees.

The application can be submitted:

NB! You must pay the state fee before submitting the application.

Payment of state fee

For applying for the activity license, you are required to pay a state fee of EUR 20 to the bank account of the Ministry of Finance with reference number 2900081651.

  • SEB - a/a 10220034796011 (IBAN EE 89 1010 2200 3479 6011)
  • Swedbank - a/a 221023778606 (IBAN EE93 2200 2210 2377 8606)
  • Danske Bank A/S Eesti filiaal - a/a 333416110002 (IBAN EE 40 3300 3334 1611 0002)
  • Nordea Bank Finland PLC Eesti filiaal - a/a 17001577198 (IBAN EE 701 7000 1700 1577 198).

Processing of an application

The submitted application is processed within 30 days. You will be notified of the issuing of the activity license via e-mail.

The activity licence is entered into the Register of Economic Activities.

If the data specified in the application is incomplete, you shall be contacted after the submission of the application via e-mail or telephone.

Changing the data of a notice of economic activity

If you wish to amend the activity licence (for example, adding new tree species into the list of tree species to be packaged), you must submit a notice regarding the intention of amending economic activity at least 30 days before the planned amendment.

The application for the amendment of the activity license shall be processed by the Environmental Board in accordance with the procedures of issuing an activity license.

If you wish to amend the location of the activity, you must notify the Environment Board within 5 working days after amending the respective data.

The application for amending the data should be submitted:

Discontinuation of economic activities

If you wish to temporarily suspend the packaging of forest tree seeds, you must submit a notice specifying the starting date of the suspension and the date of resumption of economic activities by entering the Register of Economic Activities through the State Portal (use of the service requires login with an ID card, Mobile ID or via an internet bank).

If you wish to terminate the packaging of forest tree seeds, you must submit a notice regarding the termination of economic activities by entering the Register of Economic Activities through the State Portal (use of the service requires login with an ID card, Mobile ID or via an internet bank).

Revoking of the activity licence

An activity licence shall be revoked on the basis of the following grounds:

  • Intentional submission of incorrect information by an undertaking upon application for an activity licence, which affected the grant of a licence, provided that, if such information had not been submitted, the grant of an activity licence would have been denied.
  • Renouncement of economic activities by an undertaking.
  • Validity of a relevant prohibition on economic activities imposed by a court judgment or arising from law in a relevant area of activity in respect of an undertaking, except for validity of a prohibition on economic activities imposed pursuant to this Act.

An activity licence may be revoked on the basis of the following grounds:

  • Failure to commence economic activities within two years after issue of the activity licence or failure to pursue economic activities within two years.
  • Material violation of an economic activity requirement in the subject of review of the activity licence or a secondary condition of the activity licence.
  • A significant damage or danger caused to public order by the activity permitted by the activity licence, which did not exist or was not known at the time of grant of the activity licence and which overrides the interest of the undertaking in continuing the activity and which cannot be eliminated by amendment of the activity licence.
  • The arising of a resolutive condition which has been imposed as a secondary condition of the activity licence and which serves as a prerequisite for the validity of the activity licence in the relevant area of activity.

Supervision

The authority responsible for the national supervision in the field of cultivating material, including the packaging of forest tree seeds is the Environmental Board.

Contact details

Substantive information

Eda Tetlov, Environmental Board, tel: +372 7339 377, e-mail: eda.tetlov@keskkonnaamet.ee

Registry information and technical questions

Register of Economic Activities, tel: +372 668 7080, e-mail: register@mkm.ee

Last amended: 15-02-2017 12:28 | Compiled by: Environmental Board