IGTC presence: WTO Seminar on crop protection product residues - 26th February, 2018 
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Washington D.C. IGTC Seminar: Global issues impacting the grain trade

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IGTC London programme announced - June 18-20, 2018



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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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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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March update: International Grains Council (IGC) Market Conditions Committee

The IGTC President Gary C. Martin was in London last week to represent the Coalition at the March 2018 Market Conditions Committee of the International Grains Council (IGC).

The IGC is a government-to-government organization of 55 member governments with trade facilitation at the core of its mandate. The twice-yearly IGC Market Conditions Committee (MCC) meetings provide an opportunity for governments to update each other on market and trade forecasts, as well as policy developments.

The IGC's annual conference (2018 dates: 19-20 June) brings together hundreds of government representatives and industry stakeholders from around the world.

The IGTC President provided an update on IGTC current opportunities and priorities for government representatives at last week's MCC meeting. An IGTC briefing paper was circulated prior to the meeting, it can be read here

World Trade Organization (WTO) workshop on missing MRLs

The IGTC took centre stage at WTO on Monday, 26th February to provide grain trade evidence and experiences at an SPS workshop on missing MRLs. 

The workshop brought together 15 governments in total, and tackled the negative impacts of missing MRLs on trade, as well as the need for capacity building at Codex, and positive regional initiatives that are taking place in the ASEAN, EAC, Japan, APEC, New Zealand, USA, and at Agri-Food Canada.  

The IGTC delegation came from Argentina, Canada, Europe, Kenya and USA, and included global grain trade Corporate Stakeholders. The speakers at the IGTC’s afternoon session were:

  • Kimwaga Mhando, Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC)
  • Tyler Bjornson, Canada Grains Council (CGC)
  • June Arnold, Grain and Feed Trade Association (Gafta)
  • Roz Leeck, US Soybean Export Council (USSEC)
  • María Marta Rebizo, Argentine chambers of the oilseeds industry and cereals exporters (CIARA-CEC)

The IGTC will soon be releasing the results of its global survey on MRLs. Grain trade leaders wanting to be involved in this effort should contact the Secretariat.




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