The CPVO has announced that it has signed a memorandum with its Japanese counterpart to exchange examination reports for a limited range of new varieties. The CPVO press release can be read here (PDF document).

This could potentially save breeders money, as it may be possible to have DUS testing done in one or other country (if launch and application dates are scheduled to permit this), which may save the breeder money by removing the need to have duplicate DUS testing carried out.

PFE will continue to monitor the situation.