Imports & Exports


Members of the Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA) are active in a number of initiatives from variety exchange agreements at the research and development level to contractual agreements for
production of seed for export and import. Below are a number of documents detailing requirements for seed imports and exports.


Grain and Seed Trade Between Canada and the US

Industry and Government in Canada and the U.S.A have developed a comprehensive website to provide information to those who wish to trade grain and seed between our two countries.   It provides an overview of Canadian and U.S. import requirements for grain and seed, and includes a question and answer sections. Find it by following this link.

Seed Exports Using the OECD Seed Scheme

Canada has been active in the formulation of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Seed Certification Rules since 1962. The scheme allows Canadian produced seed to be inspected and certified by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to the standards of the importing OECD member country. Find the OECD Seed Schemes here.