Washington D.C. IGTC Seminar: Global issues impacting the grain trade

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IGTC's work with the WTO on e-Certs

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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: Secretariat@IGTCglobal.org to begin your participation with IGTC.  

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ePhyto Symposium - presentations now online

The presentations from the 3rd ePhyto Symposium are now available on the website of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) here

During the Symposium a wealth of information was presented regarding regional and national developments in electronic documentation. Also included is the IGTC's presentation, as well as those from other industry experts from the seeds, cotton, and wood products sectors.

ePhyto Symposium – Malaysia – ePhyto testing is underway

Thank you to the IGTC delegation who joined us in Kuala Lumpur for the IPPC’s 3rd ePhyto Symposium! The IGTC took centre stage at the event on Tuesday, with a presentation given by Gerard McMullen of Grain Trade Australia (GTA) on behalf of IGTC. 

Four of the pilot countries signed up to the government-government initiative are currently sending and receiving ‘test’ certificates via the system (Argentina, Chile, Kenya, USA - for live updates click here). The broader testing phase, which includes reporting back on findings, is likely to continue throughout 2019. The exchange of ePhytos will not go “live” until after then.

An Industry Advisory Group met in the margins of the Symposium, during which there was agreement among trade flow representatives and governments on the need for companies to be involved in the test exchanges. This exercise will shine a light on the needs grain trade companies and others for the future implementation of ePhytos.

The IGTC’s Working Group on electronic trading documentation has been informed of the full details of this project. If you are a grain trade leader and participant in IGTC, you can contact secretariat@igtcglobal.org to know more.




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