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OECD Seed Schemes: Rules and Regulations

 

This webpage contains the 2016 edition of the Rules and Regulations of the OECD Seed Schemes. Changes approved at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the OECD Seed Schemes have been included in this edition.

The 2016 edition reflects the following amendments to the Rules:

  • amendment to Common Appendix 3, to add specific requirements for the layout of labels of small packages
  • amendment to Annex IV, 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 Senegal
  • amendment to Annex VI, to add specific labelling and sealing requirements of herbage seed mixtures for small packages
  • amendment to Annex VII, to add specific varietal purity standard for spring oilseed rape
  • amendment to Annex VIII, to add specific standard for male sterility of the male sterile component of the variety and for varietal purity of certified seed of CMS hybrids of barley.
  • amendment to Appendix 3 of Annex VIII, i.e. the list of Countries Eligible for Certification of Cereal Seed, to update the list of participating countries to reflect the admission of Senegal and the extension of the participation of the Islamic Republic of Iran
  • amendment to Appendix 3 of Annex XI, i.e. the list of Countries Eligible for Certification of Maize and Sorghum Seed, to update the list of participating countries to reflect the admission of Senegal and the extension of the participation of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

On 16 December 2015 the Committee for Agriculture approved the technical amendments to the OECD Seed Schemes by the written procedure.

On 23 December 2015 the Council adopted the non-technical amendments to the OECD Seed Schemes by the written procedure.

A hard copy of the 2016 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 XII to the Decision)

 

 

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