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OECD Seed Schemes: Rules and Regulations

 

This webpage contains the 2017 edition of the Rules and Regulations of the OECD Seed Schemes. Changes approved at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the OECD Seed Schemes have been included in this edition.


The 2017 edition reflects the following amendments to the Rules:

  • amendment of Annex XI of the Decision to separate the Maize and Sorghum Seed Scheme into Maize Seed Scheme as new Annex XI and Sorghum Seed Scheme as new Annex XII. The current Annex XII of the Decision (Vegetable Seed Scheme) is renumbered as Annex XIII respectively. Both new schemes would include in their respective Appendix 3 (Countries Eligible for Certification) the countries listed in Appendix 3 of the current OECD Maize and Sorghum Seed Scheme, with the exception of Poland and Estonia who have conveyed their request not to be included in the new OECD Sorghum Seed Scheme;
  • amendment to paragraph 1 of the Decision and paragraph 2 of Annex I to the Decision on the separation of the Maize and Sorghum Seed Scheme to reflect the abovementioned changes in the names and numbering of Annexes of the Decision.
  • amendment of paragraph 6.1 of Annex I to the Decision to reintroduce the sum of basic fee of the annual contribution;
  • amendment to Annex IV to the Decision , i.e. the List of Participants in One or Several OECD Seed Schemes, to update the list of participating countries to reflect the admission of Tanzania.
  • amendment to Appendix 3 of Annex VIII to the Decision i.e. the list of Countries Eligible for Certification of Cereal Seed, to update the list of participating countries to reflect the admission of Tanzania to this Scheme;
  • amendment to Appendix 3 of (the new) Annex XI to the Decision, i.e. the list of Countries Eligible for Certification of Maize Seed, to update the list of participating countries to reflect the admission of Tanzania to this Scheme
  • amendment to Appendix 3 of (the new) Annex XII to the Decision, i.e. the list of Countries Eligible for Certification of Sorghum Seed, to update the list of participating countries to reflect the admission of Tanzania to this Scheme
  • amendment of Rule 2 of Common Rules and Regulations of the OECD Seed Schemes clarifying the rules of acceptance of a variety into the OECD Seed Schemes
  • amendment to Appendix 1 of Annex VIII to the Decision on Varietal Certification of Cereal Seed to introduce new certification standards for Finger Millet;

On 29 November 2016 the Committee for Agriculture approved the technical amendments to the OECD Seed Schemes by the written procedure [TAD/CA(2016)27].


On 23 December 2016 the Council adopted the non-technical amendments to the OECD Seed Schemes by the written procedure [C(2016)177].


A hard copy of the 2017 edition of the Rules and Regulations of the OECD Seed Schemes can be requested from the Secretariat.

 

 

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Document by section:

LEGAL AND GENERAL TEXTS COMMON TO ALL SCHEMES


RULES AND DIRECTIONS BY SEED SCHEME
(Annexes VI to XIII to the Decision)

 

 

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