Washington D.C. IGTC Seminar: Global issues impacting the grain trade

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IGTC's work with the WTO on e-Certs

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

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Beijing workshop: IGTC policy on plant breeding innovation

The IGTC was represented in Beijing last week (12-13 December) at a two-day gene-editing workshop organized by the International Seed Federation (ISF) in partnership with the Chinese National Seed Association and the Chinese Seed Trade Association. The IGTC was able to participate in discussions promoting a better understanding of the current status of public and private research to facilitate dialogue on domestic and international policies. Almost 80 participants attended including government representatives from China; representatives of the Chinese and international seed sector, and public researchers from China and overseas.

17 WTO Ministers sign joint statement on trade in food and agricultural products

On the occasion of the 11th Ministerial meeting (MC11) of the WTO in Buenos Aires, 17 countries have signed up to a joint statement highlighting the importance of farmer choice and access to "the full range of tools and technologies available for agricultural production". 

Originally proposed by the governments of Uganda, USA and Kenya, the statement points to regulatory barriers lacking "sufficient scientific justification" as a key factor limiting farmer ability to face the challenge of producing more food in a safer and sustainable way.

Read the statement here, and an press article from the Argentine government here (in Spanish).




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