Publication - Consultation paper

Fees for seed testing, seed certification and associated seed functions: consultation

Published: 12 Feb 2018

Consultation paper providing the findings of a review into the fees for seed functions, and a proposal to amend fees to ensure full cost recovery.

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Fees for seed testing, seed certification and associated seed functions: consultation
Annex C: Fees Charged by the Official Seed Testing Station for Scotland for Seed Testing

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Annex C: Fees Charged by the Official Seed Testing Station for Scotland for Seed Testing

Cereals Current Fee
2017 (£)
New Fee 2018
Increase 8% (£)
EU HVS* EU HVS *
Fee for an official examination of seed for:
Certification tests (analytical purity, determination of other seeds by number and germination). 56.09 69.91 60.58 75.50
Certification tests (analytical purity, determination of other seeds by number, germination and moisture content). 59.69 74.14 64.47 80.07
Certification tests (analytical purity, determination of other seeds by number and moisture content). 41.09 52.29 44.38 56.47
Certification by STZ
Certification tests (analytical purity, determination of other seeds by number, 100 seed STZ). 56.97 70.87 61.53 76.54
Certification tests (analytical purity, determination of other seeds by number, 100 seed STZ and moisture content). 60.66 75.01 65.51 81.01
Certification tests (analytical purity, determination of other seeds by number, 100 seed STZ followed by a germination test when the STZ result does not remove doubt as to whether the germination standard will be met). 78.49 92.40 84.77 99.79
Certification tests (analytical purity, determination of other seeds by number, 100 seed STZ followed by a germination test when the STZ result does not remove doubt as to whether the germination standard will be met and moisture content). 82.18 96.54 88.75 104.26
Certification tests (analytical purity, determination of other seeds by number, 200 seed STZ). 74.90 91.53 80.89 98.85
Certification tests (analytical purity, determination of other seeds by number, 200 seed STZ and moisture content). 78.48 95.77 84.76 103.43
Certification tests (analytical purity, determination of other seeds by number, 200 seed STZ followed by a germination test when the STZ result does not remove doubt as to whether the germination standard will be met). 96.42 113.06 104.13 122.10
Certification tests (analytical purity, determination of other seeds by number, 200 seed STZ followed by a germination test when the STZ result does not remove doubt as to whether the germination standard will be met and moisture content). 100.01 117.30 108.01 126.68
Certification tests (analytical purity, determination of other seeds by number, 400 seed STZ) 113.27 135.67 122.33 146.52
Certification tests (analytical purity, determination of other seeds by number, 400 seed STZ and moisture content). 116.87 139.80 126.22 150.98
Certification tests (analytical purity, determination of other seeds by number, 400 seed STZ followed by a germination test when the STZ result does not remove doubt as to whether the germination standard will be met). 134.79 157.19 145.57 169.77
Certification tests (analytical purity, determination of other seeds by number, 400 seed STZ followed by a germination test when the STZ result does not remove doubt as to whether the germination standard will be met and moisture content). 138.39 161.32 149.46 174.23
HVS Verification: A search of an EU certified sample for designated species to assess compliance with Higher Voluntary standards ( HVS) standard for wheat, durum wheat, spelt wheat, barley and oats and red oat. 45.77 49.43
Fee for individual or additional tests
100 seed STZ test on a certification sample. 31.96 31.96 34.52 34.52
100 seed STZ test on a certification sample followed by a germination test when the STZ result does not remove doubt as to whether the germination standard will be met. 53.49 53.49 57.77 57.77
200 seed STZ test on a certification sample. 61.31 61.31 66.21 66.21
200 seed STZ test on a certification sample followed by a germination test when the STZ result does not remove doubt as to whether the germination standard will be met. 82.83 82.83 89.46 89.46
400 seed STZ test on a certification sample. 123.92 123.92 133.83 133.83
400 seed STZ test on a certification sample followed by a germination test when the STZ result does not remove doubt as to whether the germination standard will be met. 132.40 132.40 142.99 142.99
An analytical purity test on a certification sample. 25.99 25.99 28.07 28.07
An analytical purity test and a moisture content test on a certification sample. 30.55 30.55 32.99 32.99
An additional 2kg seed search for wild oats on a certification sample. 84.58 84.58 91.35 91.35
Fee for an official examination of certified seed for loose smut infection of wheat, durum wheat, spelt wheat and barley (per thousand embryos examined). 51.42 51.42 55.53 55.53
Moisture content test only on certification sample. 5.87 5.87 6.34 6.34
Germination test only on certification sample. 30.55 30.55 32.99 32.99
Fee for provision of an International Certificate**
Orange International Certificate (including sampling) 68.20 68.20 73.66 73.66
Orange International Certificate 16.31 16.31 17.61 17.61
Blue International Certificate 16.31 16.31 17.61 17.61

* HVS for wheat, durum wheat, spelt wheat, barley, oats and red oat
** Testing charged separately

Fodder Current Fee
2017 (£)
New Fee 2018
Increase 8% (£)
EU HVS* EU HVS *
Fees for an official examination of seed for:-
Analytical purity, germination and determination of other seeds by number of:
(a) grasses, except timothy 103.60 111.89
(b) timothy 79.96 83.12
(c) large seeded legumes 59.57 64.34
(d) small seeded legumes 72.30 78.08
(e) brassicas 78.39 84.66
Bitter Lupin Test. 44.35 47.90
HVS Verification : Fee for a search for designated species to assess compliance with HVS standards for appropriate species 45.77 49.43
Fee for provision of an International Certificate**
Orange International Certificate (including sampling) 68.20 73.66
Orange International Certificate 16.31 17.61
Blue International Certificate 16.31 17.61

* HVS for wheat, durum wheat, spelt wheat, barley, oats and red oat
** Testing charged separately

Oil and Fibre Current Fee
2017 (£)
New Fee 2018
Increase 8% (£)
EU HVS* EU HVS *
Fees for an official examination of seed for:-
Analytical purity, germination and determination of other seeds by number, of sunflower, linseed, flax, soya bean and hemp. 65.77 71.03
Analytical purity, germination and determination of other seeds by number of Brassica species. 78.39 84.66
Seed-borne Disease Tests
Sunflowers for Botrytis spp. 60.22 65.04
Flax and linseed for -
(a) Alternaria spp. 49.46 53.42
(b) Phoma exiqua var. linicola (Ascochyta linicola)
(c) Colletotrichum lini
(d) Fusarium spp.
(e) Botrytis spp.
Soya bean for Pseudomonas syringae pv. glycinea spp. -
(a) for one sub-sample test. 86.32 93.23
(b) for five sub-sample tests. 287.64 310.65
Soya bean for Diaporthe phaselorum spp. 53.92 58.23
Fee for provision of an International Certificate**
Orange International Certificate (including sampling) 68.20 73.66
Orange International Certificate. 16.31 17.61
Blue International Certificate. 16.31 17.61

* HVS for wheat, durum wheat, spelt wheat, barley, oats and red oat
** Testing charged separately

Beet Seeds Current Fee
2017 (£)
New Fee 2018
Increase 8% (£)
EU HVS* EU HVS *
Fees for an official examination of seed for:-
Analytical purity, germination and determination of other seeds by number. 69.03 74.55
Includes: Number of seedlings germinating from a cluster in monogerm and precision seeds.
Fee for provision of International Certificates**
Orange International Certificate (including sampling) 68.20 73.66
Orange International Certificate 16.31 17.61
Blue International Certificate 16.31 17.61

* HVS for wheat, durum wheat, spelt wheat, barley, oats and red oat
** Testing charged separately

Vegetable Seeds Current Fee
2017 (£)
New Fee 2018
Increase 8% (£)
EU HVS* EU HVS *
Fees for an official examination of seed for:-
Analytical purity, germination and determination of other seeds by number. 59.57 64.34
Fee for provision of International Certificates**
Orange International Certificate (including sampling) 68.20 73.66
Orange International Certificate 16.31 17.61
Blue International Certificate 16.31 17.61

* HVS for wheat, durum wheat, spelt wheat, barley, oats and red oat
** Testing charged separately


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