SWITZERLAND

 

Switzerland is member of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and follows a common approach with the European Union in Seed Certification (Plant reproductive material) and Plant Health as laid down by the 'Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on trade in agricultural products' in the respective Annexes 4 and 6. The Agreement on Agriculture with all its Annexes is also applicable to traffic between Liechtenstein and the EU since September 2007. 



Organisation

Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER

Federal Office for Agriculture FOAG
Sustainable Plant Protection and Varieties

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Agroscope
Competence Division Plants and Plant Products
Seed Certification Service

Address

Schwarzenburgstrasse 165, 3003 Bern

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Reckenholzstrasse 191, CH 8046 Zurich

Phone

++41 31 322 25 50

Fax

++41 31 322 26 34

Website

www.blw.admin.ch/blw/en/home/nachhaltige-produktion/pflanzliche-produktion/saat--und-pflanzgut.html

Head (name)

Paul MEWES

Email

paul.mewes@blw.admin.ch

Head (phone)

++41 58 460 53 51

 

Other contacts

Seed Certification Service (contact for ESCAA)

Michael MUSCHICK
michael.muschick@agroscope.admin.ch

Seed lab and Refrence collection

www.seedtesting.ch
saatgutqualitaet@agroscope.admin.ch
Phone : ++41 58 468 71 11

Certification of Seed potatoes

C├ęcile THOMAS
cecile.thomas@agroscope.admin.ch
Phone : ++41 58 469 00 92

Certification of Cereals, Maize, Fodder plant species, Oilseed, Vegetable seed, OECD certification

Thomas HEBEISEN
thomas.hebeisen@agroscope.admin.ch
Phone : ++41 44 377 74 50

 


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