Seed Program Modernization
The objective of the Seed Program Modernization Initiative is to improve the policy, regulatory and institutional frameworks that govern seed in Canada. To that end, the CFIA undertook consultations over the last several years to elicit views on concrete proposals for change and to identify additional issues that deserve consideration.
- Revisions to the Weed Seeds Order have been made to better reflect the potential risks posed by weed species in Canada. These changes come into force on November 1, 2016.
- Regulatory changes are now in effect that streamline the variety registration process for new oilseed soybean and forage varieties.
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