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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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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Participate in IGTC

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.  

Latest News

IGTC signs MoU with the International Grains Council (IGC)

At the 48th session of the International Grains Council (IGC) in Paris, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the IGTC was agreed by the IGC and its 53 member governments.


The aim of the MoU is to promote and facilitate the international trade of grains, oilseeds and other agri-bulks. The MoU was the first of its kind proposed by the IGC and is framed in the broader context of its work to foster international collaboration in trade.


IGTC General Assembly 2018: Officer elections

This year’s General Assembly took place on 28 November and was hosted by IGTC member association China National Association of Grain Sector (CNAGS in Beijing, China. Over 35 IGTC members and Corporate Stakeholders attended the Assembly, representing 18 companies and organisations, and travelling from 11 countries.

2018 is an “election year” for IGTC according to the Business Plan and Operating Guidelines. We congratulate the following representatives on their successful election as IGTC Officers for a two-year term:

  • President: Gary C. Martin, President and CEO, North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) 
  • Vice President: Iliana Axiotiades, Secretary General, COCERAL 
  • Treasurer: Gerald Masila, Executive Director, Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) 
  • Secretary: Pat O’Shannassy, CEO, Grain Trade Australia (GTA) 

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