- For use of the Certification Trade Mark with the word Turf in the bottom teal square, the individual (or company) must comply with the "Rules for the Certification of Vegetatively Propagated Turf" as set out at https://turfcert.aseeds.com.au/.
- For use of the Certification Trade Mark with the word Seed in the bottom teal square, the individual (or company) must comply with the OECD Schemes for the Varietal Certification or the Control of Seed Moving in International Trade accessible at http://www.oecd.org/agriculture/seeds/rules-regulations/ or where the seed is not covered by the aforementioned OECD scheme, the seed must comply with The Australian Seed Certification rules administered by ASA found at https://aseeds.com.au/ (ASA Website).
The process for determining whether the Goods and Services meet the certification requirement is as follows:
- Step One
The Applicant must apply to use the Certification Trade Mark in relation to specific goods and services, via the ASA Website.
- Step Two
The Applicant must pay the non-refundable application fee, which is stated on the ASA Website. Nb: The application fee is subject to change at the sole discretion of the Australian Seeds Authority Limited. The fee showing on the ASA Website is the fee applicable to any Application made at that time.
- Step Three
The Applicant must request an Inspector through either ASA or an authorised agent of ASA to certify compliance with these rules and pay the Inspector's fee. This fee will change from time to time and will be set by ASA or an authorised agent of ASA. The current fee will be advised to the applicant prior to the first inspection. The inspector will ensure that the seed or turf crop meets all the requirements of the appropriate scheme and advise ASA and/or an authorised agent of ASA that it does, or does not, comply with the rules of the appropriate scheme
- Step Four
If the Applicant's goods or services are approved by the Inspector, then a statement of certification will be sent out to the Applicant along with a letter setting out how the Applicant is able to use the Certification Trade Mark, which is set out in clause 4. The letter will also state in relation to what goods or services it may use it, and that the certification lasts for a period of 12 months.
- Step Five
To continue using the Certification Trade Mark, the Applicant must re-apply each year.