Standards for seeds, tractors, forest, fruit and vegetables



The OECD Standard Codes for the Official Testing of Agricultural and Forestry Tractors allow for the 26 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 (protective cabs or frames) and noise measurement. More ...

Standard codes



Video: OECD Standard Codes maintain tractor safety and performance standards.

Test reports and results




  • The Annual Meeting of the OECD Tractor Codes took place on 6-7 March 2018 at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris.
  • The Technical Working Group Meeting was held on 6-7 June 2017 in Madrid, Spain.
  • The 19th Biennial Test Engineers Conference was hosted by IAM - NARO, Institute of Agricultural Machinery in Japan on 23-27 October 2017.

    The Test Engineers Conferences permit a correct and coherent interpretation of testing procedures and prepare their updating. Their primary purpose is the observation, review and discussion of testing practices by Test Engineers.    

    » List of OECD Test Engineers Conferences



Also of interest

  • For the 50th Anniversary of OECD, the Chair of the OECD Tractor Codes provides his views on past, present and future of the activity in the 2011 special edition of the Codes and Schemes brochure: Statement by the Chair, OECD Tractor Codes


OECD Bureau for Tractors

  • Chair: Mr. Ewald Luger - Austria
  • Vice Chair: Mr. Thierry Langle - France
  • Vice Chair: Mr. Hiroshi Fujimura - Japan



Mr. Jose Brambila-Macias, Programme Manager, OECD Tractor Codes




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