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New approved ISTA laboratory for seed purity analysis

Effective from 28 August 2020

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the department) has approved a new laboratory to perform seed purity analysis on seed being imported into Australia. The list of department approved seed testing laboratories has been updated to include the following laboratory:

Testing laboratory



Certificate type

SGS Canada Inc.

Unit 310, 280 Portage Close

Sherwood Park, AB, T8H 2R6




Who does this alert affect:

Importers of seed for sowing and seed for human consumption (including their brokers), Client Contact Group Canberra and Inspections Group.

Import permits:

Seed species that require an import permit:

Seed species that do not require an import permit:

Further information:

Please contact Plant Import Operations on 1800 900 090 or email

This Alert applies to the following Cases:

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