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International Grain Trade Coalition Association (IGTC)

The International Grain Trade Coalition Association (IGTC) is a non-profit federation of associations formed to serve the greater good by promoting and facilitating the performance of the supply chain for grains, oilseeds, pulses and derived products. Aims include:

  • Support accomplishments toward world food security and economic well-being goals as defined by the United Nations.  
  • Inform and promote the common/shared interests of international actors that include farmers, producers, exporters, importers, governments and consumers.
  • Foster a safe, predictable, sustainable, affordable, nutritious and secure food supply across the world.
  • Share critical research and expertise on the global supply chain.  
  • Serve the diverse needs arising from international provision of food, feed, transport and processing for grains, oilseeds, pulses and derived products in particular by:
    ➢ Providing technical, legal and economic evaluations of certain current and future practices and policy on the impact on the distribution chain and food availability, security, affordability, and safety;
    ➢ Communicating internationally and supporting regional, national and local communication.

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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.  

Latest News

21.09.2022 International Plant Health Conference (IPHC)
“Supporting food security through international grain and seed trade and investment” was the theme of an IGTC side event at the first ever International Plant Health Conference (IPHC) today, 21 September.  Vice President Iliana Axiotiades represented IGTC on the panel before an international audience to discuss global food security, and how it may be supported by sound practices by plant health authorities.

With IGTC leading the way, the side event was co-organized with World Trade Organization's Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF), International Grains Council (IGC) and International Seed Federation (ISF). Iliana and fellow panellists Melvin Spreij (STDF), Jack Metzelaar (ISF), Arnaud Petit (IGC) led a thoughtful session that was an important opportunity to share information on commercial actions and innovations that support accomplishments toward world food security and economic well-being goals as defined by the United Nations.

Read the full IGTC article here.

10.09.2022 IGTC Global Grain Trade Round Table 7 September 2022
IGTC hosted a Global Grain Trade Round Table (GGTRT) featuring Mr. Tang-Kai Wang Chairperson of the WTO Committee for Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures and colleagues.

The work of the WTO SPS Committee is critical to meeting many of IGTC’s objectives. Key areas of common interest include Crop Protection Product Maximum Residue Limits, Phytosanitary Measures, Low-Level Presence, The Cartagena Biosafety Protocol, and Plant Breeding Innovation.

Read the full IGTC article here.

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