IGTC information sharing: Covid-19



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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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19.06.2020 IGTC information sharing, Covid19
IGTC expresses solidarity with all of those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, and recognises the vital work that is taking place to maintain essential infrastructure including access to healthcare and food.  Consistent with the aim of IGTC’s work and in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have further mobilised the significant representation and expertise of our global grain trade constituency to focus on minimising the potential impacts on the global trade of grain, oilseeds, pulses and derived products.

IGTC is holding a Round Table every Thursday to share grain trade developments amid the Covid-19 pandemic. All Corporate Stakeholders, Participating Stakeholders, and member associations have representation on the calls.

Key items under discussion include:

  • Operations and Logistics
  • Government policy
  • Outreach and Communications

IGTC is publishing some of the information that can be considered appropriate for wider circulation here.

For more information contact the IGTC Secretariat

17.04.2020 ePhyto news: Morocco in full exchange mode - zero paper by 2021?
The international electronic exchange of ePhytos was launched in Morocco on 26 March, making it one of the first African countries to fully integrate and use ePhyto within its national trade system. The first exchanges took place between Morocco’s Office National de Sécurité Sanitaire des produits Alimentaires (ONSSA) and the United States’ Department of Agriculture (USDA).

ePhyto exchanges between Morocco and other countries in the ePhyto programme will become operational in the coming weeks and months.

This action is expected to reduce the administrative burden on border agencies and pave the way for Morocco to exchange other types of data with trading partners. Morocco has ambitious plans “to fully digitalise all import and export operations and achieve ‘zero paper’ by 2021”. Read more here.

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