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CSTA Weighs in on Tax Policy

At the request of several members who raised concerns with both CSTA staff and Board Members, on Monday October 2nd, CSTA sent a letter to the Minister of Finance, with the appropriate copies, outlining our concerns with the tax change proposals and both the duration and timing of the consultation. The letter can be found here.

Australia, Import of Apiaceous Crop Seeds for Sowing

On September 21, 2017 the WTO issued a notification on the review of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources in response to confirmation that ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ can be seed-borne and transmitted in apiaceous crops (anise, caraway, carrot, celery, chervil, coriander, cumin, fennel, parsnip and parsley seed). This review evaluates the effectiveness of existing risk Read More...

EU, Approval of the Active Substances: Clothianidin, Imidacloprid and Thiamethoxam

On August 04, 2017 the WTO issued a notification on the amendment of “Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011” about the conditions of approval of the active substances clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam. Existing authorisations for plant protection products containing clothianidin, imidacloprid or thiamethoxam will be amended or withdrawn from the market. According to the EU, the use of Read More...

Plant Breeding Innovation Workshop

On May 30, 2017 the Canadian Seed Trade Association, Canada Grains Council and CropLife Canada co-hosted a workshop entitled “Future of Plant Breeding Oversight in Canada”. The workshop brought together more than 60 stakeholders from government, industry and academia, both domestically and internationally. A report from that meeting is now available here. The delivering partners are Read More...