Non-Tariff Measure

NTM classification
A14: Authorization requirement for sanitary and phytosanitary reasons for importing certain products 
Date when the measure came into force
28 May 2014 
Publication where the measure is specified
Decreto n.º 26/2014, de 28 de Maio 
Regulation where the measure is specified
Regulation on New Plant Varieties 
Country/Region applying the measure
Coded list of objectives
C: Protection of life and health of plants and E: Protection of the environment 
Description of the measure
1. The production and multiplication of propagating material of a protected variety as well as its packaging for the purpose of propagation, exhibition, sale, and marketing, exportation and importation shall be subject to prior authorization of the holder of plant breeder's rights.
2. The authorization for the exercise of any of the activities referred to in the previous number of this article is granted by means of a license, to be issued by the owner of the plant breeder's rights.
3. The holder of plant breeder's rights may impose certain limits and conditions for the exercise of the activities provided for in paragraph 1 of this article.
4. The conditions laid down in the preceding paragraphs of this Article shall also apply to varieties:
(A) Essentially derived from the protected variety, provided that the initial protected variety is not an essentially derived variety;
(B) Whose production requires the repeated use of the protected variety. 
Reference of the measure
Article 27 
Measure also domestic

Products affected by the measure.


Countries/Regions affected by the measure.

All the countries with which Mozambique has established bilateral and multilateral agreements on the matter