World Grain Trade Forum - Beijing, 27th November, 2018

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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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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 attends International Forum on Food Safety and Trade, Geneva 

This week the grain trade is being represented at the International Forum on Food Safety and Trade in Geneva, a conference that is being jointly hosted by the World Trade Organization (WTO), UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Health Organization (WHO) and the African Union.

Thematic sessions of relevance to the grain trade include:

  • Digitalization of the supply chain and benefits for food safety
  • Phytosanitary standards and checks: risk profiling and trade facilitative measures
  • Use of international standards

IGTC presentation to global phytosanitary authorities on ePhyto

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) hosted the annual meeting of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) last week in Rome. As part of the meetings, the IGTC Secretariat updated governments on the Industry Advisory Group (IAG) and its efforts to address the interoperability of the IPPC electronic phytosanitary certification solution (ePhyto) with global trade flows of grains, seeds, horticulture, cut flowers, wood products, and more.

The event brought together more than 150 of the IPPC’s governmental contracting Parties which include phytosanitary authorities such as APHIS (USA), CFIA (Canada), KEPHIS (Kenya), SENASA (Argentina), SADER (Mexico), NPQS (Rep. of Korea), among many others.

IGTC has been elected as Chair of the ePhyto IAG and will hold the position until July 2020. A full report of the meeting has been sent to the IGTC’s Working on Electronic Trading Documentation.

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