25 countries currently participate in the Scheme. International organisations and NGOs also participate as observers in the meetings of the Scheme. 

Participating countries


 Austria

 Germany

 Italy

New Zealand

South Africa flag South Africa

 Belgium

 Greece

 Kenya

Poland flag Poland

 Spain

 Bulgaria

 Hungary

 Luxembourg

 Romania

 Sweden

 Finland

 Ireland

Morocco flag Morocco

 Serbia

Switzerland flag Switzerland

 France

Israel

 Netherlands

 Slovak Republic

Turkey flag Turkey


Contact details of the National Designated Authority in the countries above

 


How to participate in the activities of the Scheme

The Scheme is open to any member country of the World Trade Organisation or the United Nations or one of its Specialised Agencies. Countries can participate in some or all of the produce concerned.


Countries join the Scheme via a request by their Government to the OECD Secretary-General. Within three years of joining the Scheme, they must establish an export quality control of the produce in accordance with the guidelines defined by the Scheme. Exporting countries must conform with the standards adopted by the Scheme and importing countries must recognise them as standards which are to applied to exported fruit and vegetables produced in the country of origin.