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About Us

International Grain Trade Coalition Association (IGTC)

The International Grain Trade Coalition Association (IGTC) is a non-profit federation of associations formed to serve the greater good by promoting and facilitating the performance of the supply chain for grains, oilseeds, pulses and derived products. Aims include:

  • Support accomplishments toward world food security and economic well-being goals as defined by the United Nations.  
  • Inform and promote the common/shared interests of international actors that include farmers, producers, exporters, importers, governments and consumers.
  • Foster a safe, predictable, sustainable, affordable, nutritious and secure food supply across the world.
  • Share critical research and expertise on the global supply chain.  
  • Serve the diverse needs arising from international provision of food, feed, transport and processing for grains, oilseeds, pulses and derived products in particular by:
    ➢ Providing technical, legal and economic evaluations of certain current and future practices and policy on the impact on the distribution chain and food availability, security, affordability, and safety;
    ➢ Communicating internationally and supporting regional, national and local communication.

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Participate in IGTC

Participate in the IGTC


For-profit entities supporting IGTC are welcome to be identified as IGTC Corporate Stakeholders and help guide our work. Trade associations and Councils working to support international trade of grains, oilseeds, pulses and other agri-bulks are welcome to apply for IGTC membership. IGTC also seeks partnership with governmental bodies, other international interest groups and academic institutions. Please contact us at: to begin your participation with IGTC.  

Latest News

14.12.2021 UNCTAD report published: Review of Maritime Transport 2021
The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has released its 2021 review of maritime transport which includes a wealth of information of relevance to the grain trade including a snapshot of world fleet by vessel type 2020-2021; international maritime trade 2019-2020 by type of cargo, country group and region; top 25 ship-owning economies; proposed IMO measures to remove GHG emissions; maritime transport costs for importing goods by country and size of economy; carbon dioxide emissions by vessel type; IMO Compendium on facilitation and electronic business. The report and other related information can be read here.

02.12.2021 WTO Ministerial Conference postponed, SPS Committee report published
The WTO General Council postponed the Twelfth Ministerial Conference (MC12) indefinitely. Although there are reports stating that the meeting may take place in March 2022 if the global situation allows, it is important not to lose sight of WTO Committees activities and their value to global rules-based trade.

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