OECD Information

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

When the United States became a participant in the international seed certification scheme administered by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), CCIA became the designated authority to conduct the OECD program in California. The OECD is responsible for administering the seed certification program in member countries and non-member countries that participate in the scheme.  All cereal, herbage and oil, and maize and sorghum seed exported to European Union countries must be produced under OECD guidelines. Check the OECD web site for more information.

USDA Accredited Seed Programs

According to the OECD Seed Scheme, seed analysis results will only be accepted from laboratories accredited by the USDA. The following link to the USDA-AMS website provides information about the program.

OECD accreditation program description

OECD Entities List

OECD Forms

Add or change name form (excel spreadsheet)