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About Us

International Grain Trade Coalition Association (IGTC)

The International Grain Trade Coalition Association (IGTC) is a non-profit federation of associations formed to serve the greater good by promoting and facilitating the performance of the supply chain for grains, oilseeds, pulses and derived products. Aims include:

  • Support accomplishments toward world food security and economic well-being goals as defined by the United Nations.  
  • Inform and promote the common/shared interests of international actors that include farmers, producers, exporters, importers, governments and consumers.
  • Foster a safe, predictable, sustainable, affordable, nutritious and secure food supply across the world.
  • Share critical research and expertise on the global supply chain.  
  • Serve the diverse needs arising from international provision of food, feed, transport and processing for grains, oilseeds, pulses and derived products in particular by:
    ➢ Providing technical, legal and economic evaluations of certain current and future practices and policy on the impact on the distribution chain and food availability, security, affordability, and safety;
    ➢ Communicating internationally and supporting regional, national and local communication.

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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

06.09.2021: Outcomes China IPPC ePhyto workshop 2nd September
This ePhyto workshop was a great success with over 90 participants. The audience included the Deputy DG of the Chinese National Agro-Technical Extension and Service Center (NATESC), and many governmental and private industry representatives from all continents including representatives from the European Union and members of the IGTC constituency.

At present, China has real-time exchange with four countries (New Zealand, the Netherlands, Australia and Chili) and has received more than 1.62 million e-certificates from these countries. The next step is to get the two systems compliant for a two-way exchange. It should be noted that China still maintains the bilateral exchanges based on the signed e-certificate cooperation agreements. China will agree with each of its trading partners what is the best way to exchange e-certificates, either bilaterally or through the IPPC ePhyto Hub.

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25.08.2021 IGTC Notice to Trade: digitalized exchange of phytosanitary certificates
IGTC has issued a Notice to Trade highlighting the use  of  paperless  and  digitalized  trading  documentation  by  official  entities  at  national,  regional  and  global  level, which has been a successful  response  to  the  need  to  provide  for  efficient  and reliable trade. Measures include:

  • digital attachments, signatures, copies of trade related documents;
  • public-private cooperation;
  • adoption of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) ePhyto Solution.  

Read more in the IGTC's Notice to Trade here.

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