The NSHS enables non-government agencies such as seed companies to carry out seed sampling, inspection, or laboratory testing for the issuance of phytosanitary certification.
There are four accreditation options:
- Seed Health Testing
- Phytosanitary Inspection
- Seed Sampling for Seed Health Testing
- Visual Inspection of Seed for Phytosanitary Certification
This can have major logistical benefits in eliminating delays in the process of shipping seed lots, resulting in a more efficient business model and better inspection facilitate logistical planning and can help avoid shipping delays.