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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MANAGEMENT OF TEMPERATE FRUIT NUT AND SPECIALTY CROP GENETIC RESOURCES

Location: National Clonal Germplasm Repository (Corvallis, Oregon)

Title: International Regulations Regarding Exchange of Rubus Plant Material

Author
item Hummer, Kim

Submitted to: American Phytopathological Society Press
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: September 23, 2010
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: The blackberries, raspberries and their relatives are native to six continents and many small islands throughout the world. Scientists and industry personnel are interested in moving wild and cultivated plants and seeds for research, breeding and cultivation from one country to another, and from one region to another. International regulations require that any scientist wanting to move blackberries, raspberries or their relatives comply with international quarantine and intellectual property rights regulations. This article summarizes the procedures for importation and exportation of this plant material into and out of the United States. Other country's regulations are also discussed. Intellectual property rights issues relative to blackberry and raspberry exchange are described.

Technical Abstract: The genus Rubus is native to six continents and many small islands throughout the world. Scientists and industry personnel are interested in moving wild and cultivated Rubus for research, breeding and cultivation from one country to another, and from one region to another. International regulations require that any scientist wanting to move Rubus comply with international quarantine and intellectual property rights regulations. This article summarizes the procedures for importation and exportation of Rubus into and out of the United States. Other country's regulations are also discussed. Intellectual property rights issues relative to Rubus exchange are described.

Last Modified: 7/24/2014
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