Standards for seeds, tractors, forest, fruit and vegetables



The OECD Schemes for the Varietal Certification of Seed Moving in International Trade promote the use of agriculture seed of consistently high quality. Certified seeds are produced - and officially controlled - according to common harmonised procedures in 58 participating countries. More ...


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Capacity Building in the OECD Seed Certification Schemes

Capacity building, where staff members of designated national certification and inspection authorities are trained in all aspects of the OECD Seed Schemes and their implementation and monitoring, ensures that only high quality seeds are traded internationally.

This brochure offers comprehensive guidelines on capacity building activities in OECD Seed Scheme member and applicant countries.

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A Synthesis of International Regulatory Aspects that Affect Seed Trade

An appropriate regulatory framework helps to promote competitive seed markets and lowers barriers to trade.

This paper discusses regulatory aspects related to seed trade and the role of international organisations in trade harmonisation and the establishment of international standards, including the OECD Seed Schemes.

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  •  The Annual Meeting will take place on 9-10 June 2016 at the OECD Headquarters. It will be preceded by the Ad-Hoc WGM (7 a.m. June), Technical WGM (7-8 a.m. June) and Joint OECD/UPOV/ISTA/AOSA Workshop on biochemical and molecular techniques (8 p.m. June).


Rules and Regulations, Guidelines

Rules and Regulations for the OECD Seed Schemes

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  • Guidelines for the Authorisation of some Certification Activities under the OECD Seed Schemes
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OECD Seed Schemes Newsletter

The OECD Newsletter for the Seed Schemes presents information on recent developments in the seed sector and interesting articles from around the world that are relevant to global seed trade.


For submission of new articles, please contact


Also of interest


OECD Seed Schemes Bureau

  • Chair: Pier Giacomo Bianchi, Italy
  • Vice-Chair: Eddie Goldschagg, South Africa
  • Vice-Chair: Pedro Lavignolle, Argentina



  • Mr. Csaba Gaspar, Programme Manager, OECD Seed Schemes
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