Import & Export of Seed

Ensure your products meet national and international seed regulations.

Extensive range of conformity testing solutions for seed import/export to ISTA, AOSA and CFIA standards.

Multiple standards exist to reduce risk and enhance trust in the global seed trade. We offer an unmatched array of accredited testing and certification solutions to support national and international seed industry clients.

For cross border transactions, we are accredited by the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA). Our solutions include both the Blue International Certificate (BIC) and Orange International Certificate (OIC) – the gold standard of international seed importation standards. Additionally, we can provide certification training for ISTA samplers in multiple territories.

In the U.S., standards are regulated by the Animal Health and Inspection Service (APHIS). We conduct Federal Noxious Weeds APHIS compliance tests, as well as analysis for American Association of Seed Analysts (AOSA) regulations. If you're in Canada, we can help you gain Seed Import Conformity Assessment (SICA) certification under the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s rules.

SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. In complex international markets, our unrivaled testing and certification solutions support fast and efficient global seed shipments.

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1 Place des Alpes
P.O. Box 2152
1211 Geneva
Switzerland