U.S. OECD Seed Schemes
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Seed Schemes are rules used by 58 participating countries to certify and label seed for varietal purity for international movement. In the United States, varietal certification for the OECD Seed Schemes is carried out by state seed certifying agencies under Cooperative Agreements with the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service. The schemes are administered internationally by the OECD Secretariat in Paris, France. Current staff and leadership at the USDA – AMS Seed Regulatory and Testing Division is Steve Malone, Director and Ernest Allen, Deputy Director. Contact information is provided below and other key staff members can be found here.
Phone: (704) 810-8871
Fax: (704) 852-4189
AMS Seed Regulatory and Testing Division
801 Summit Crossing Place, Suite C
Gastonia, North Carolina 28054-2193
Last updated 10/17/2013