Registrations now open: 2017 International Grains Council conference, June 6

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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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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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IGTC President visit to Geneva

Gary C. Martin, IGTC President, was in Geneva last week to update Corporate Stakeholders and partners on the progress and activities of the Coalition. The meetings were especially timely given developments at global level on digitization of trading documentation, and the work of the IPPC's Standards Committee on the forthcoming International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) for grain.

IGTC Strategy Session, London, UK

In London last week grain trade leaders from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Ukraine and USA gathered to discuss IGTC priorities during a day-long Strategy Session. The 26-strong group met to discuss IGTC policy, dedicating the most time to two “Focus Sessions” on Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) and plant breeding innovation. As a result of the meeting in London, and the work of the IGTC’s Policy Team on MRLs over the last months, there was the approval of the IGTC’s position on MRLs (link here) which is intended to be used as a reference point for global advocacy efforts. 

Finally, last week’s meetings in London included the conference of the International Grains Council (IGC) on Tuesday 6th, led by IGC Executive Director Etsuo Kitahara. Grain trade actors to take the floor included Randy Ritchie (Gavilon), Vince Peterson (US Wheat Associates), Jeff Zyskowski (Ardent Mills), Rotimi Fadipe (Honeywell Flour Mills Plc) and Bernard Valluis (European Flour Millers’ Association). 





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