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 provides expertise at IPPC Latin America ePhyto workshop

The IPPC’s regional workshop on ePhytos for Latin America and the Caribbean was held last week (11-13 September) in Buenos Aires. The aim of the workshop was to raise awareness about the global ePhyto initiative among 19 National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs), and to drive implementation of ePhytos in the region.  

The grain trade was identified as a source of industry expertise for this meeting and consequently three IGTC members/Corporate Stakeholders were invited to make presentations:

The event was led by the Argentine NPPO, SENASA, and other speakers included IPPC, the UN Computing Centre, and the ePhyto Steering Group. 

IGTC President outreach visit to Rome and Geneva

IGTC President Gary C. Martin was in Geneva and Rome in July for meetings with government officials, international institutions, and the ePhyto Industry Advisory Group (IAG). In addition, the visit represented a significant opportunity for Mr. Martin to raise awareness of IGTC accomplishments and the implementation of the Business Plan, particularly with Corporate Stakeholders – thank you to all those who made time to see us! 

Meetings with representatives participating in the WTO’s Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) committee confirmed that Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) of crop protection products continue to be high on the agenda in Geneva. In particular, an MRL-specific workplan at the SPS committee (publicly available draft here) is now gathering support from a growing number of governments.

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