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



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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.  

Latest News

IGTC to Chair the ePhyto Industry Advisory Group (IAG)

Alejandra Danielson Castillo (US Grains Council) was nominated as Chair of the ePhyto Industry Advisory Group (IAG) at its 19th July meeting at the UN FAO Headquarters in Rome. Alejandra takes the post on behalf of IGTC and will provide guidance and leadership for the other IAG members (global sectoral representatives of seeds, cotton, wood products, cut flowers, cocoa, fresh fruit and vegetables, seed potatoes, forage, and more), with the collective aim of ensuring that every commodity benefits from full interoperability with the ePhyto solution.

This is a pivotal time in the ePhyto project, with company-to-company “testing” of ePhyto exchange envisaged over the coming months. Industry-led exercises such as these are being organized to drive recommendations to improve the system from a commercial point of view.

Read more about the meeting here.

Paperless trade - ePhyto Solution now open to countries worldwide

The IGTC’s global communications campaign on electronic phytosanitary certificates (ePhytos) was launched on 26 June following the opening of the ePhyto Hub to all countries around the world.

Central to the IGTC's communications campaign are 5 key messages highlighting to governments their crucial role in establishing a fully functioning, widely adopted system if the initiative is to be of true benefit for global trade.

Grain trade leaders will be raising these messages during their in-country conversations on the digitization of trading documentation. In addition, the IGTC will continue its active communication at global level with the Industry Advisory Group (IAG) of the ePhyto solution, a group that allows relevant private sector actors to share "real-life" experiences to better inform the implementation of the project. 

Upcoming meetings:

  • ePhyto Industry Advisory Group (Rome, 19 July)
  • Latin America regional conference (Buenos Aires, 12-13 September)
  • Near-East and Africa regional conference (UAE, 12-14 November)
  • Click here for a beginners guide to the Hub

Read the full story here.

* First round of ePhyto countries: Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, Ecuador, Kenya, Netherlands, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, USA // countries testing the generic system: Ghana, Samoa, Sri Lanka

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