Registrations now open: 2017 International Grains Council conference, June 6

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IGTC seminar at WTO "The grain trade’s contribution to global food security and economic development" - November 10, 2016

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The International Grain Trade Coalition

The International Grain Trade Coalition (IGTC) is a not-for-profit association whose purpose is to convene significant expertise and representation to provide advice on the commercial requirements and economics of the world’s food, feed and processing industries from a global perspective.

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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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.  

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Update from the EU: Plant breeding innovation

On 28th April, the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) published an “Explanatory Note on New Techniques in Agricultural Biotechnology” (link here). The document was drafted upon request of European Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis (DG Santé - Health and Food Safety). Its purpose is to inform the reader about the nature and characteristics of new breeding techniques (NBTs), and where these are similar/different to conventional breeding techniques (CBT) and established techniques of genetic modification (ETGM). Especially for IGTC participants, the paper has been reviewed by Chief Science Advisor and can be found on the IGTC Intranet (participants only).

For more information about the IGTC's Policy Teams and Working Groups contact the IGTC Secretariat: 

Do not miss! IGTC global webinars on plant breeding innovation

Exclusively for the IGTC’s plant breeding innovation policy team, a series of webinars is taking place with experts from around the world to inform IGTC thinking and strategy going forward. The first took place on Wednesday, 26th April with the Biotechnology Project at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). Coming up will be sessions with experts from Japan, EU, Latin America and Australia. 

Grain trade leaders and participants in IGTC wishing to join the Plant Breeding Innovation Policy Team should write to the IGTC Secretariat:  




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