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International Grain Trade Coalition Association (IGTC)

The International Grain Trade Coalition Association (IGTC) is a federation of non-profit organizations 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.

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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: Secretariat@IGTCglobal.org to begin your participation with IGTC.  

Latest News

19.03.2021 "For Nature" - UN convention on biological diversity announces new global meetings for October 2021 in China
The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has announced the much anticipated dates for the COP15 meeting on the CBD, and COP-MOP10 on the Cartagena Biosafety Protocol.

Today, the International Grain Trade Coalition (IGTC)'s global Policy Team on the Cartagena Biosafety Protocol meets to discuss what's at stake in October for the continued safe movement of food and agricultural products for the benefit of global food security.

The IGTC's Policy Team is led by APPAMEX, the Agricultural Product Providers Association of Mexico, and includes grain trade representatives from around the world, importers and exporters alike.

Grain trade representatives wishing to know more about the IGTC's activities can contact secretariat@igtcglobal.org

10.03.2021 Grain trade participation in governmental meetings on the Cartagena Biosafety Protocol (CBP)
IGTC delegates from Argentina, Europe, South Africa and USA attended the “informal” Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) that took place virtually on 18 and 19 February.
The informal meeting was framed by CBD Executive Secretary Elizabeth Maruma Mrema as an “important step in implementing the work of the Convention”, including the formulation of a post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
The SBSTTA-specific agenda tackled the issues of digital sequencing information; risk assessment and risk management of living modified organisms (LMOs) with engineered gene drives; as well as the concept of synthetic biology. Read more here.

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