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Share your thoughts: Winter 2023 Seed Regulatory Modernization Consultation (excluding seed potatoes)

Current status: Open

Opened on February 15, 2023 until May 1, 2023

About the consultation

The purpose of this consultation is to update stakeholders on progress made to date towards modernizing the Seeds Regulations. Your feedback will inform decision-making. 

This consultation is the first of two consultations planned for seed regulatory modernization (SEED-RM) related to seed crops only; it does not include updates or questions specific to seed potatoes or Part II of the Seeds Regulations.

A separate consultation process for the seed potato industry is planned and will include several in-person meetings with a wide cross-section of seed potato stakeholders.

How to participate

Share your ideas online

Access progress updates and answer the survey questions. Information and questions are grouped based on the stages of the seed regulatory lifecycle, from development through to sale. You have the choice to complete all or only certain sections relevant to you.  Click "Submit" when you are done.

Who is the focus of this consultation

The CFIA is seeking comments from businesses and other organizations in the farming and grain industries, as well as farmers, producers, seed growers, seed analysts, seed developers, seed conditioners, the general public and others who have an interest in the following aspects of the seed regulatory lifecycle:

The next consultation will include these and other stages of the seed regulatory lifecycle, including seed certification and labeling, sale of seed to farmers, as well as seed import and export.

Related information

Contact information

Wendy Jahn
Seed Section
Plant Production Division

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