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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14-15 March: Low Level Presence: Safety assessment workshop, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Plans have been confirmed for a workshop on Codex Plant Guideline Annex 3: Food Safety Assessment in situations of low level presence of Recombinant-DNA Plants in Food, hosted by Canada, as the Secretariat of the Global Low Level Presence Initiative (GLI), in collaboration with the Government of Argentina.


Discussions will be led by government agencies and will be technical in nature. Trade and industry representatives, including the IGTC, will have the chance to present evidence to support discussions. The focus will be on the need for a sound, science-based, responsible and predictable regulatory environment.


IGTC member association outreach: Mumbai and Indore, India
As part of its 2017 outreach programme, the IGTC has visited India to deepen relationships and seek common priorities with its two Indian member associations: Solvent Extractors Association (SEA), and the Soybean Processors Association (SOPA). This was the IGTC’s first international visit of its kind this year, and included milestone meetings with industry leaders Dr. B V Mehta, Executive Director of SEA, and Mr. D N Pathak, Executive Director of SOPA. Discussions focussed on the IGTC’s mandate, communications strategy, and international policy work. Key issued of interest were agricultural productivity, phytosanitary control, and electronic trading documentation.


While in India the IGTC also had the opportunity to meet Indian government officials on plant protection issues, as well as various government representatives in Delhi, and industry partners such as the Indian Pulse and Grain Association (IPGA).


The IGTC continues to strive for geographical completeness and balance in participation. Upcoming member outreach visits will continue to focus include work with CIARA-CEC (Argentina) in March, and the East African Grain Council (EAGC) in April.


Grain trade leaders who would like to be involved or simply find out more should contact the IGTC Secretariat.




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