IGTC workshop: Do international rules-based systems work for the grain trade? 20 June, 2018 - London



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IGTC presence: WTO Seminar on crop protection product residues - 26th February, 2018 
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Washington D.C. IGTC Seminar: Global issues impacting the grain trade - 15th November, 2017

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About Us

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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Grain trade participation at the 2018 Global Low Level Presence Initiative (GLI) meeting – Natal, Brazil

This year's GLI meeting took place on 27 and 28 September in Natal, Brazil. Tyler Bjornson and Krista Thomas of Canada Grains Council (CGC) took the floor on behalf of the IGTC, presenting evidence to an audience of government representatives about the need for science and risk based LLP policies for grain trade facilitation.

An important element of the industry participation at this event was the revised policy document of the Global Alliance on Ag Biotech Trade (GAABT - www.gaabt.org), which addresses the potential for trade   disruptive situations owing to the asynchronous approval of products of plant biotechnology.

The future of sustainable agriculture and trade: Directions, policies and investment priorities

The IGTC participated in an international panel at the 2018 Public Forum of the World Trade Organization (WTO), focussing on sustainable trade and agriculture. 

Katy Lee of the IGTC Secretariat was joined on the panel by Carmel Cahill, Deputy Director at the Directorate for Trade and Agriculture of the OECD, and George Rapsomanikis, Senior Economist at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

Key themes included the provision of global food security and economic development in an ever-more complex system of actors and markets, as well as the rise of global value chains, new technologies and changing environmental and climate conditions.

The audio of this event and many others at the Public Forum can be accessed here.

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