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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 from a global perspective on the commercial requirements and economics of the world’s food, feed and processing industries. 

As IGTC, 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 who are Corporate Stakeholders in IGTC.

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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.  

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Update: IPPC Expert Working Group on the ISPM for grain
The IGTC was in Melbourne, Australia last week to attend the meeting of the IPPC’s Expert Working Group (EWG) on a new ISPM for grain. 

The IGTC held ‘Daily Debrief’ calls to get feedback from its Policy Team on issues as they emerged – including notification of import requirements; sampling and testing; and recognition of existing industry practices. There remains strong support among the grain trade community to stick to “Specification 60” as the principle basis for the drafting of the ISPM, along with the trade facilitative measures outlined in the IGTC policy document

Grain Trade Australia (GTA) kindly hosted an educational visit to Geelong port for the EWG, as well as a networking dinner on Wednesday evening.

We confirm that pen has now been put to paper by the EWG, forming the outline of a draft ISPM for further consultation. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) remains committed to dialogue with the grain trade as the drafting continues. 


IGC Market Conditions Committee, London  
The IGTC will be present at the Market Conditions Committee of the International Grains Council (IGC) in London this Friday, 9 September, in order to update government representatives and stakeholders on "Current Developments in Policy and Trade Practice".

As an IGC official 'Observer', the IGTC's timely briefing (supporting document here) will focus on two upcoming meetings:

  1. IPPC Expert Working Group (EWG) on a new International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) on grain, 19-24 September, Melbourne.
  2. Conference of the Parties (COP) and meeting of the Parties (MOP) to the Cartagena and Nagoya Protocols,  4-17 December 2016, Cancún, Mexico.

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