London Grains Week 2019: A huge success for IGTC



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World Grain Trade Forum - Beijing, 27th November, 2018

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IGTC presence: WTO Seminar on crop protection product residues - 26th February, 2018 
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The International Grain Trade Coalition

The International Grain Trade Coalition (IGTC) is a not-for-profit association. Its purpose is to provide representation and share expertise on the commercial requirements and economics of the world's food, feed and processing industries. 

The IGTC’s overarching objective is to achieve a market and regulatory environment supportive of trade that avoids disruptions in the international trade of grain, oilseeds, pulses and derived products. 

Trade associations and councils around the world working to support trade of grains, oilseeds, pulses and other agri-bulks join forces under the guidance of their more than 8000 members in 85 countries who are Corporate Stakeholders in IGTC.

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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

08.10.2019 Fourth bilateral meeting between IGTC and the International Seed Federation (ISF)
IGTC and ISF delegates met in Arlington, Virginia on 4 October, to continue discussions on information sharing and plant breeding innovation. For IGTC, this means pragmatic, achievable, effective information-sharing solutions with the ultimate aim of ensuring smooth trade flows of agri commodities. The following specific agenda items were discussed:

  • Updates on regulatory developments and trends in research and innovation
  • Outreach with the food sector and other actors in the value chain
  • Common priorities in global regulatory alignment

A debrief from the meeting was presented to the wider IGTC Policy Team.

IGTC representation at International Grains Council (IGC) Market Conditions Committee (MCC)

IGTC Secretariat Katy Lee and Henry Yang, member representative of the China National Association of Grains Sectors (CNAGS) attended the September 2019 market conditions meeting of the International Grains Council (IGC) in London. More than 15 government delegates were present at the meeting. High on the agenda were forecasts for cropping, harvest and trade, as communicated by the IGC's regular Grain Market Reports (GMR).

IGTC took the opportunity to highlight some of the policy and official practices that are currently impacting the international trade of grains, oilseeds, pulses and other agri-bulks. Specifically reported were developments in the IGTC's work on plant breeding innovation and ePhytos. An IGTC briefing document circulated to IGC is here.

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