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.  

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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.

WTO 2019 Public Forum - draft programme now online

The draft programme of the 2019 WTO Public Forum is now online (click here). This year's Forum takes place from 7-11 October under the headline of "Trading Forward: Adapting to a Changing World". A number of grain trade participants will be leading sessions, including Gafta, the Grain and Feed Trade Association, who will table "Digital Transformation of the Agricultural Trade", and Cargill, Incorporated who will lead on "Global Trade Systems and the Next Generation: Connecting Our World".

Other trending issues at the Public Forum include:

  • Digitalization and digital trade (Gafta, ITC, WEF, ICC)
  • Millennials and Gen Z expectations for the future of trade (WTO, UNCTAD, ITC, Cargill, Incorporated, Government of Canada, farming unions of Norway and Switzerland)
  • WTO reform (Africa Trade Network, Government of Brazil, Apex-Brazil, AEGIS Europe)
  • WTO dispute resolution (Bertelsmann Stiftung)
  • Sustainability and trade (ECOSOC, Confederation of British Industry, Government of France, Governmnent of Canada)
  • Developing countries and the international trade agenda (World Bank, IICA)
  • Gender and trade (Gender and Trade Coalition, Trade Mark East Africa)

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