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IGTC seminar at WTO "The grain trade’s contribution to global food security and economic development" - November 10, 2016

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The International Grain Trade Coalition

The International Grain Trade Coalition (IGTC) is a not-for-profit association whose purpose is to convene significant expertise and representation to provide advice on the commercial requirements and economics of the world’s food, feed and processing industries from a global perspective.

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

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IGTC Multi-Year Planner
The IGTC's event planner is available to guide grain trade associations, councils and Corporate Stakeholders through 2017 and beyond. The latest edition is here.

UN meetings on Biological Diversity: Key decisions taken at COP-MOP 8 in Cancun, Mexico
The IGTC has returned from two weeks of UN negotiations on the Cartagena Biosafety Protocol, which saw the 170 countries, or 'Parties' to the Protocol (list here), take decisions on the utilization and movement of Living Modified Organisms (LMOs). Given that the Protocol impacts more than 85% of the world's grain movements, the IGTC was on-site to provide expertise on the consequences of discussions from a grain trade perspective.

Of particular importance for the IGTC were the following provisions:

  • Operational definitions of "illegal" and "unintentional" transboundary movements (final decision here)
  • Training manual on LMO detection and sampling (draft document here
  • Risk assessment guidance on LMOs (document here)

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