International Federation of the Seed Trade (ISF)

Fédération internationale du commerce des semences (FIS)
Internationaler Saathandelsverband

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1924 Paris France


1924, Paris (France). Statutes revised: 13 May 1952, Florence (Italy); 1953, Baden-Baden (Germany FR); 1966, Bournemouth (UK); 2 Jun 1980, Cannes (France); Nov 1987, Christchurch (New Zealand); May 1995, Buenos Aires (Argentina). Also referred to in English as International Seed Trade Federation. Jun 2002, merged with H-XC2362 - International Association of Plant Breeders for the Protection of Plant Varieties to form B-XB0013 - International Seed Federation (ISF).


Represent the international seed trade; receive and formulate opinion of all concerned in the seed trade; carry out a continued action for the improvement of the seed trade conditions between the various countries and the solution of international problems; facilitate the settlement of disputes; contribute, by stimulating the marketing of high quality seed, to the sustainable development of agriculture.


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