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 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 supports industry-wide digitalization workshop in Geneva

A grain trade workshop was held on 31 January in Geneva, with the aim of exchanging information on current digitalization initiatives and identifying critical pathways for interoperability between them. 

The event was an opportunity for government representatives and organizations such as the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and World Bank to have feedback first-hand from grain traders on the ePhyto Solution. It was also a chance for all, including delegates from other commodity flows, to hear about the current work that is taking place to standardize and digitize global agricultural commodity trade operations for the benefit of the entire industry. The workshop was co-organized by the IGTC Secretariat, Archer Daniels Midland, Bunge, Cargill Incorporated, COFCO International and Louis Dreyfus Company.

IGTC Chairs ePhyto Industry Advisory Group (IAG), at WTO

The Industry Advisory Group (IAG) of the ePhyto Solution met on 30 January at WTO in Geneva, Switzerland. IGTC was elected Chair of the IAG in July 2018 for a term of two years, with Alejandra Danielson Castillo (US Grains Council) taking the role. Seven global commodity flows were represented at Wednesday’s Geneva meeting, with agreements on:

  • The launch of a cross-sector communications campaign to promote a fully functioning ePhyto Solution. 
  • Industry’s role in calling for an increase in governments registering for the ePhyto Solution to ensure maximum global coverage.
  • The urgent need for all commodity flows to “test” ePhyto exchange via case studies, to determine the interoperability with commercial operations.

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