Source: American Seed Trade Association

"Basic Terms, Conditions and Standards for Seed Sales Contracts," a white paper and PowerPoint presentation developed by the American Seed Trade Association's brokers and agents division, is available to help seed companies write more comprehensive contracts and better protect themselves.

"At times, ASTA is asked to help arbitrate seed trade disputes," said Ann Jorss, ASTA vice president of administration and division staff liaison. "Occasionally we are not able to help a party with their request because there is either no formal contract or the existing agreement does not contain the essential elements needed in order for a seed trade agreement to go to arbitration."

Arbitration requests fit well within the scope and goals of ASTA. Requests are facilitated by the American Arbitration Association or the ASTA International Arbitration Chamber using International Seed Federation rules.

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