Effective September 1, 2017, the option for CFIA sampling in combination with private seed testing will be permitted as part of the AEP on a regular ongoing basis.

In summary, there are now three options available for seed exporters requiring seed export certification pursuant to the OECD Seed Schemes for seed of any status (OECD Pre-Basic, OECD Basic, and OECD Certified):

1) Sampling and testing by the CFIA;

2) Sampling by the CFIA and testing by a private seed laboratory participating in the AEP (currently the only participating laboratory is 20/20 Seed Labs Inc.); and 



3) Sampling by private persons and testing by a private seed laboratory 

participating in the AEP.
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