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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 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.  

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13.07.2021 WTO two-day workshop on risk management
Ahead of July's World Trade Organization SPS Committee meeting between global governments, an open public workshop is being held on "Risk Assessment, Risk Management and Risk Communication".

The sessions were led by experts from the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and Codex Alimentarius, as well as leaders of government representations on the WTO's SPS Committee, and the WTO Secretariat.

IGTC congratulates the organizers on a successful event that highlighted:

  • Consumers, regulators and the food supply chain know that safety is paramount.
  • Public private cooperation is needed to support jurisdictions with proven effective, resilient, and responsible risk management regimes to meet the highest of standard for food safety.
  • International standards, a transparent rules-based trading system and the scientific community have a key role to play in ensuring safety and supporting risk assessment, management and communication.

More about the event here.

29.06.2021 IGTC President speaks at UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) Independent Dialogue on plant health
IGTC President Gary C. Martin has spoken alongside the governments of Finland, Thailand, Republic of Korea, Kenya, Libya and USA (APHIS) at an event on plant health and global food security. The event took place in the context of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) series of webinars on the United Nations International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) and the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS).

The IGTC President's presentation focussed on "facilitating safe trade of grain" and the progress that has been made to promote commercial and official practices that provide for safe products, manage plant pests and disease and secure resilient, reliable, responsive and robust supply of plant products.

During his presentation, Gary applauded the work of Regional and National Plant Protection Organizations in implementing the IPPC, improving official practices and providing for transparent phytosanitary requirements.

It was also highlighted that IGTC prioritizes the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) as an important instrument to facilitate safe trade and underpin a global rules-based trading system through standard setting to the benefit of the sector.

The IGTC presentation can be viewed here

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