International Seed Federation (ISF) statement on the revision of the SMTA

12 December, 2017
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The International Seed Federation (ISF) has submitted a statement on the enhancement of the Multilateral System.  The ISF proposal outlines an alternative to the current revision of the SMTA, containing multiple benefit-sharing options. 

In principle, the submission proposes:

  • Multiple access mechanisms (i.e. Subscription System and occasional access).
  • Different payment rates for different levels of use of the MLS.
  • No perpetuity.
  • Termination without payment obligations.

What are your thoughts on this proposal?

Would this be a workable solution for you or those you represent?            


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