The Plant Variety Rights Act is an important piece of legislation that supports the success of our sector. Many of our members propagate or own the rights to plants that are protected by the current Plant Variety Rights Act (PVRA).
NZ Plant Producers supports the Government’s intention to align the future PVR regime with the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) 1991. Our submission makes 15 recommendations about both the structure and specific matters in the draft Bill. It highlights the importance of timeliness and certainty about property rights for plant breeders, to ensure that continued investment drives economic prosperity and sustainability in our horticultural sectors.
Read our submission at the link below