Standards for seeds, tractors, forest, fruit and vegetables


  • World Seed Partnership

    The World Seed Partnership is an initiative undertaken by the OECD, International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV), International Seed Testing Association (ISTA), and International Seed Federation (ISF) to support the development of the seed sector in countries around the world.

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  • Standard Codes for tractor testing

    OECD Standard Codes allow participating countries to perform tractor tests according to harmonised procedures, and to obtain OECD official approvals which facilitate international trade. They include the testing of tractor performance, driver safety and noise measurement.

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  • About the OECD Agricultural Codes and Schemes

    The OECD Agricultural Codes and Schemes facilitate international trade through the simplification and harmonisation of documentary, inspection and testing procedures.

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OECD Tractor Codes 2016 Meeting 

The Annual Meeting of the OECD Tractor Codes was held on 25-26 February 2016 at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris.

More on OECD work on tractor codes


International Standards for Fruit and Vegetables

OECD is the main worldwide reference for the certification and standardisation of seeds, agricultural and forestry tractors, forest reproductive material, and fruit and vegetables.

This series of brochures comprises explanatory notes and illustrations to facilitate the consistent interpretation of standards for fruit and vegetables. Recent brochures feature cherries, broccoli, watermelons, onions, apples, and citrus fruits.