Diagnostic, testing, and consulting activity related to the protection plants

18. 4. 2011 | Source: Ministry of Industry and Trade of The Czech Republic

The activity consists in detecting and diagnosing harmful organisms, plant products, and disorders caused to plants due to physical and chemical factors, monitoring the occurrence and development of organisms harmful to plants, including prognosticating and defining the optimum timing of protection measures, concepts for integrated plant protection for agricultural businesses, consulting, etc.

Notification of a professional trade

The notification is submitted:

  1. at any trade licence office
  2. via public administration contact points (the so-called Czech POINT) – in Czech only
  3. electronically, via the information system provided by the Register of Trade Business

Form of submission

Notification may only be submitted using the so-called Single Registration Form.

Conditions for carrying on the trade + notification requisites and appendices

Further details/appendices relating to the notification

Documents evidencing professional competence should be attached to the notification. Carrying on a trade business in the area of diagnostic, testing, and consulting activity related to the protection of plants is allowed only to persons who:

  1. meet the conditions for professional qualifications of a phytosanitary specialist
  2. have a complete secondary vocational or further vocational education focusing on phytosanitary or plant protection issues and at least five years’ professional experience in the same specialisation.

Phytosanitary specialists must be:

  1. graduates from accredited master’s degree or doctoral study programmes, implemented by universities providing higher education in the area of agriculture or natural sciences, focused on phytosanitary or plant protection issues, or
  2. graduates from lifelong education programmes, implemented by universities in the area of agriculture or natural sciences, focused on phytosanitary or plant protection issues and designed for graduates from accredited study programmes providing higher education in areas and academic specialisations not stated under letter a), or
  3. holders of an academic degree in the phytosanitary or plant protection field
  4. graduates from accredited bachelor’s degree programmes, implemented by universities providing higher education in the field of agriculture or natural sciences, focused on phytosanitary or plant protection issues.

For business activities in the area of treating plants, plant products, structures, and soils against harmful organisms by means of plant protection products or biocidal products, it is necessary to have:

  1. the above stated professional competence, or
  2. a complete secondary vocational or further vocational or higher education other than the one stated above and professional experience; study specialisation and length of professional experience shall be stipulated by the implementing legal regulation.

Besides these documents, no other facts need to be evidenced for this trade.

If the conditions for trade notification stipulated by the Trade Licensing Act have been met, the trade licence office shall make an entry in the Trade Register within 5 days of the delivery of the notification and shall issue a copy of the entry to the business person.

The business may be conducted after fulfilling all the above stated requirements.

Related information:

If you have any questions, you can contact Points of Single Contact (PSC) set up at 15 municipal trade licence offices in all regions. More information on PSCs.

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