On Monday 1 July 2013, Croatia will become the 28th member of the European Union.

From this date, all granted Community Plant Variety Rights will become effective in Croatia. In addition, the provisional protection afforded by applications in progress will also extend to Croatia.

The CPVO has created a guide to the implications of enlargement of the EU by the accession of Croatia, which you can download by clicking here.

We look forward to helping breeders and growers from the new member of the club!