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Producer group Recognition as an association

An agricultural organisation shall be recognised at its request if:

1. the general recognition requirements of § 3 and

2. fulfils the specific conditions for recognition applicable to the applicant agricultural organisation under Union law, the Law on agricultural market structures and this Regulation for certain agricultural organisations or certain product sectors.

Separate recognition is required for each product sector in which an agricultural organisation operates.

Process flow

Application review

Creation of notifications

Competent authority

- Chamber of Agriculture of Lower Saxony, Division 2, Subject Area 2.1.3

Requirements

An agricultural organisation must:

1. be a legal person governed by private or public law or an association of persons governed by private law;

2. can trace its creation back to an initiative of its members,

3. have their head office in a country where they

(a) has members, and

(b) carries out an activity which is not merely insignificant in comparison with its overall activity, in so far as it is not an interbranch organisation;

4. have written statutes which:

- Name

- Headquarters and

- the fulfilment of the conditions for recognition can be inferred,

b) contains the regulations

- to exercise democratic control by members over the agricultural organization as a whole and the decisions of the agricultural organization,

- membership fees,

- for the proper performance of the tasks,

- the admission of new members and the termination of membership,

on penalties for breaches of membership obligations

- the establishment of branches.

Which documents are required?

  • informal application
  • the applicable statutes of the agricultural organisation and the contracts concluded within the framework of § 10a of the Agricultural Market Structures Ordinance,
  • a list of first and last names, in the case of legal persons, the names of all members of the agricultural organisation present at the time of the application, including their respective addresses,
  • proof for each member referred to in point 2 that it fulfils the membership requirements of agricultural organisation law, and
  • attach proof of compliance with the requirement of § 3 number 1. By way of derogation from sentence 2 number 4, an association of persons which cannot be registered in an official register submits an application for recognition, the latter shall attach a certified copy of the contract establishing it. At the request of the competent authority, the agricultural organisation shall provide further information and provide evidence if the documents submitted on the basis of sentences 2 and 3 are not sufficient for the examination of the conditions for recognition and insofar as this is necessary for the examination of recognition.

What are the fees?

In accordance with § 1 paragraph 4 sentence 5 of the General Rules relating to Fees (AllGO) in the current version, the costs of the procedure are charged according to the time required.

§ 1 paragraph 4 sentence 5 General Fees Ordinance (AllGO)

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

A decision on the application shall be taken by decision within four months of the date on which the information and documents required for the examination of recognition have been submitted. In the absence of the necessary information or documentation, the Authority shall inform the applicant thereof.

Appeal

An action may be brought against this decision within one month of notification before the Administrative Court of Oldenburg, Schloßplatz 10, 26122 Oldenburg, either in writing, for the record of the clerk of the registry of this court or in accordance with the Lower Saxony Ordinance on Electronic Legal Transactions in the Judiciary (Nds. ERVVO-Justiz) in the currently valid version by submitting electronic documents.

The action is to be directed against the Chamber of Agriculture of Lower Saxony, Mars-la-Tour-Str. 1-13, 26121 Oldenburg.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection

competent Bodies

Landwirtschaftskammer Niedersachsen

Address: Mars-la-Tour-Straße 1-13 , 26121 Oldenburg (Oldenburg)

Telephone: 0441 801-0
Fax: 0441 801-180
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Data protection information

Gemeinde Rhede (Ems) - Ordnungsamt/Gewerbe/Feuerwehrwesen

Postal address: Post Office Box 1134

Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)

Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Transport Connection:
Parking:
Handicapped Parking Place: Number: 2, Fees: no
Parking Place: Number: 60, Fees: no
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE08266614940000164300
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE06266500010017000019
payment methods:
Sepa Credit Transfer, Bank Transfer, Cash Payment, Sepa Direct Debit, Paypal

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Herr Holger Knak
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Department:
Ordnungsamt, Sozialamt, Bürgeramt, Standesamt, Gewerbeamt
Room:
19
responsible for:

Landkreis Emsland

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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