International Seed Federation (ISF) statement on the revision of the SMTA
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?
Consultation has concluded